Baines Simmons Contracts with BAE Systems over Typhoon IOS

Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy division Baines Simmons has contracted with BAE Systems to provide Integrated Operational Support (IOS) consultancy services, with a focus on the Typhoon aircraft.
Baines Simmons is supporting BAE Systems’ strategic aim to become the leading global IOS provider by 2021 with the belief that this will help to reduce costs to customers as well as improving efficiencies and aircraft availability.
In July, BAE Systems secured a 10-year partnership arrangement with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support the UK Typhoon fleet, working with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The deal is reportedly worth around £2.1 billion.
Justin Scarborough, managing director of Baines Simmons, said: “It is testament to the experience and expertise of the Baines Simmons team to have been chosen to consult on such an important initiative for one of the world’s leading defence contractors. A world-leading IOS system should place the customer first in all decision-making activity.”
Martin Blaze, director of Aircraft Maintenance at BAE Systems, said: “At BAE Systems, our customers are our first priority and we are committed to reducing costs and maximising efficiency wherever possible. This project will be a strategic focus for us going forward and we are confident that the Baines Simmons team are the right people to guide us on the journey to becoming a world leading global IOS provider.”
Baines Simmons, which was acquired by Air Partner in August 2015, has a long history of working with international military and government organisations, including the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA), the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).