DELKIA’S GEOFF COOPER APPOINTED TO AVIATION ASSURANCE PANEL FOR THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)
Geoff Cooper, Technical Manager for Aerospace at Delkia, has been appointed to the Aviation Assurance Panel for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) – the UK’s leading investor in research. NERC invests in world-leading facilities and infrastructure to support environmental scientists, including aircraft such as the airborne lab or the FAAM Airborne Laboratory, and the British Antarctic Survey’s polar aircraft.
FAAM Airborne Laboratory was crucial in testing the skies to ensure aviation safety during the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland in 2010.
Geoff Cooper is an expert in aviation operations assurance. The NERC Aviation Assurance Panel provides assurance of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Air Unit and the (FAAM) aircraft – both key parts of UK airborne national capability.
Jon and Geoff will work closely with NERC to ensure that its aviation national capabilities are operated with a high degree of confidence.
“It’s a privilege to be involved in ensuring the safety of these national capabilities,” said Geoff .
Geoff began his career as an apprentice at BAE Systems, eventually managing Manufacturing and Maintenance for multiple air systems. He then moved into engineering, working on Typhoon and UAS projects, before becoming an Engineering Data Manager and configuration management expert, and working on the Watchkeeper and other ISR products at Thales ISR, before joining Delkia.