Contact Dr David Barry

Areas of expertise

  • Air Transport Safety & Investigation
  • Aviation Management & Operations
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability


David Barry has spent his entire career, spanning 25 years, in aviation. He graduated from Kingston University in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and his first foray into aviation safety followed when he joined the Flight Data Company in 1996 as a Project Engineer.

In 2000, David was employed by bmi (at the time British Midland) to establish and develop the airline's FDM programme. This included all technical aspects of FDM as well as union negotiations to create policies and protocols. In 2002, David was promoted to Flight Safety Systems Manager and in 2004, Flight Safety Manager, responsible for the development of the airline's safety management system and accident prevention programme. 

David was awarded a Masters degree with distinction in Air Safety Management in 2008 at City University, London, and in September 2010 joined Flight Data Services as Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, the Royal Aeronautical Society and holds a Private Pilots Licence.

Current activities

Current activities and interests include:
  • Risk
  • Safety Management
  • Flight data monitoring
  • Safety performance measurement.


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