Over 30 years experience in aviation auditing and safety assurance for multiple clients.  Member of International Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Aviation Safety Committee and HeliOffshore.



Building strong relationships with our clients to add business value and trust to deliver compliance oversight, due diligence and  safety assurance to all their contracted aviation operations.



Team of extensive aviation expertise covering flight operations, maintenance, airport operations, safety management systems, quality assurance, logistics and emergency response.


Audit, Inspection, Advice and Assessment


  • Conduct operational and technical aviation audits on aircraft operators (helicopters, UAV and fixed wing). 
  • Conduct comprehensive internal reviews for aviation support and maintenance organisations.
  • Audit airports, aerodromes, helidecks, heliports and the associated equipment and services including operating procedures and qualifications of support personnel. 
  • Audit aviation refuelling systems and the associated quality control systems and procedures.
  • Develop, collaborate and test aviation Emergency Response Procedures.

Contracting and Procurement


  • Develop bespoke aircraft specific service agreements.
  • Provide essential aviation technical guidance and advice for new aviation contracts.
  • Provide advice on the global contracting of aviation services and the process of procurement of new aircraft.
  • Provide management, advice and support in the management of change and the introduction of aircraft to operational service. 
  • Provide specialist technical, operational and commercial advice on the selection of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters under contract.

Aviation Policy, Standards and Guidelines



  • Develop, collaborate and implement company aviation policies and standards which are set in accordance with best industry practice and tailored to the business needs.
  • Develop fit for purpose aviation standards, procedures and guidelines for the safe, efficient and cost effective operation of aircraft which can be adapted to meet local regulatory requirements.
  • Develop a list of preferred (approved /restricted) aircraft operators and  types for Company use. 

Aircraft Technical Evaluations and Inspections



  • Carry out technical evaluations of new helicopter and fixed wing types prior to introduction into service. 
  • Inspection of leased aircraft prior to lease or on return from lease on behalf of either the operator or the leasing company. 
  • Aircraft owner independent maintenance, condition and compliance surveys.

Aviation Accident and Incidents Investigations



  • Lead, support or assist in aviation accident or serious incident investigations involving contracted aircraft services.
  • Provide expert witness representation at arbitration. 
  • Provide onsite efficiency and compliance monitoring of aviation operations and maintenance teams.

Aircraft Operator and Airline Advice



  • Advise on fixed and rotary wing aircraft operators providing services to Company and, within the constraint of no remit to audit, provide advice on scheduled airlines.
  • Provide and maintain an up-to date database of operator, country and aircraft statistics gathered from a variety of industry sources.
  • Provide aviation project management.

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Contrail Aviation Safety

Suite #100, 35 McTavish Place NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J7, Canada,

+1 -403-291-9500


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