Contact Jonathan Ricketts

Areas of expertise

  • Air Transport Safety & Investigation
  • Airworthiness
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability


An experienced Aerospace Engineer, Jon has worked in various airworthiness and safety engineering roles. Initially as a Manufacturing Engineer overseeing elements of design and production while assuring the airworthiness characteristics of the products. Following this role, he worked as an Airworthiness Surveyor specialising in military aviation, providing safety assurance on design projects being undertaken across industry for the MoD. He now provides safety engineering consultancy and independent assessment.

He holds a BEng Engineering and MSc Military Aerospace & Airworthiness, Jon chose the topic of 'A Natural Language Processing Toolkit for Improving Hazard Identification of Air Systems' for his PhD research.

Current activities

Creating and applying NLP tools and models to aviation occurrence reports and safety analysis methods while evaluating their effectiveness.


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