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.

Jon currently provides safety engineering consultancy, including:

  • Application of safety analysis techniques such as Bow Ties, HAZOP, FMEA, GSN, etc.
  • Undertaking design and production assurance.
  • Independent safety audits.
  • Creation and appraisal of safety assessment reports and associated evidence.

He holds a BEng Engineering and MSc Military Aerospace & Airworthiness, Jon chose the topic of 'Natural language processing frameworks for improving the safety assessment of air systems' for his PhD research.

Current activities

Undertaking PhD research into safety culture and the application of natural language processing to improve system design and air safety.