Michael Ainsworth I Eng FRAes MCM I MBAC

Address: Ainsworth Aviation Consultancy Ltd, 22 Tudor Close, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2LU

Telephone: +44 (0) 7904 363274

Email:  tempsford@hotmail.co.uk





Airline start up projects
MRO start up projects
Business strategy and organisational change management
Business transformation and transition.
National Airworthiness Authority interface
Due diligence
Safety & Compliance
Expert witness

Specific Activities

Start-up maintenance support requirements for commercial airline, cargo and business aviation worldwide.
MRO start-up operations worldwide.
Team Building, mentoring, on the job training and helping people reach their true potential.
Change management and transformation with multicultural airlines and MRO worldwide.
Cross-functional team player in airline and MRO operations.
CAA/EASA/FAA/GCAA/DGCA/BCAA/2-Reg 145/66 interface including manual generation.
Extensive experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Far East, Australia the USA.


1973-1978 Apprentice MAEL
1978-1987 Licensed Engineer MAEL
1987-1996 Station Engineer MAEL
1996-2010 Line Maintenance and Maintenance Control Manager MAEL
2010-2010 Asia-Pacific Maintenance Manager Etihad
2010-2016 Head of Maintenance flydubai
2016-2018 General Manager Bombardier Aerospace
2018-2019 Director of Transformation Joramco
2019-2020 Director of Engineering Transformation Virgin Atlantic
2020-2021 Safety & Compliance Director STS
Multi type rated Part 66 UK CAA/Australian CASA
Member of the RAeS Maintenance Human Factors and Airworthiness and Maintenance Specialist Groups.

Abbreviations used in Michael Ainsworth’s details

MRO – Maintenance and Repair Organisation
CAA – Civil Aviation Authority
EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency
FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
GCAA – General Civil Aviation Authority
DGCA – Directorate General of Civil Aviation
BCAA – Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority
2-Reg – Guernsey Airworthiness Authority
MAEL – Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd
STS – STS Aviation Services UK Ltd
CASA – Civil Aviation Safety Authority
RAeS – Royal Aeronautical Society