|Meet some of our senior staff|
Dr Mike Shorthose: Mike is the Chairman of Helios. He has worked extensively in the aviation business on a wide range of issues including business advice on the planning and execution of large air traffic control projects, organisational change and cost benefit analysis. Mike is also a technical specialist in the design, standardisation and implementation of aviation technology particularly VHF data links and surveillance systems.
Nick McFarlane: Nick is the Managing Director of Helios and has been working as an aviation consultant for over 18 years. Nick has an engineering background and is highly experienced in navigation and surveillance systems. He has supported the evaluation, design and introduction of many new aviation systems, both from a technical perspective and through investment analyses. Nick has worked across Europe for a wide range of clients, including industry, government and non-governmental organisations.
Paul Ravenhill: Paul has over 21 years experience of the ATM and aviation industry having worked in avionics design, ATM R&D management and consultancy. Paul specialises in the introduction of new CNS technologies and has developed a number of Systems Engineering approaches to modelling the impact of new concepts on existing infrastructure and procedures. Recent work has concentrated on the impact of the Single European Sky legislation and the SESAR projects on the modernisation of ATM including new standards and regulations. Paul is well known in the industry for his work leading the Industry Consultation Body secretariat.
Ben Stanley: Ben is a Director of Helios with worldwide experience in change management at a State, regulatory and organisational level. He has led teams in ANSPs (including FABs), airports and airspace users to facilitate modernisation, introduce new concepts, understand risk, and help decision makers clarify the impact. His work has included Master Planning, business modelling, safety assessment and strategy, technical standardisation, and most recently, driving the implementation of safety management across all aviation stakeholders on behalf of the Government of India. Ben holds an MBA, and is a pilot.
Alan Corner: Alan joined Helios following a successful career in the Royal Air Force. An air traffic manager with extensive operational experience, the focus of the last 7 years of his career was in ATM capability development where he had a successful track history in strategic planning and programme management. He has an extensive knowledge of civil/military co-operation and has worked closely with ANSPs to develop improved airspace management and improved operational concepts. He has worked on projects throughout Europe and, internationally, his experience includes advising the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation in Kabul.
Steve Leighton: Steve is a Director of Helios with over 18 years’ experience in consultancy and management posts in the aviation industry and currently leads the company’s airport consulting practice. He is actively working on projects within Helios’ service offerings in airport ANS sourcing, business modelling and policy & regulation. Steve works with public and private sector clients including major airports in the UK, Europe and beyond, as well as Air Navigation Service Providers, institutions such as EASA and ESA and civil aviation regulators from around the world.