AvcatABC experience summary.

Clay with Aircraft
On finals at Barton 27

Clayton P. Henderson (MRAeS)’s professional work experience.

1986 – 1990 British Aerospace ‘Craft / Technician’ Apprentice. 

Award winning 4 year BAe (Manchester) Craft / Technician apprenticeship, concluded at BAe Woodford Flight Shed’s as a developmental aircraft electrician on ATP MSN001 (G-MATP, pictured below), together with an Electrical & Electronic engineering (HNC) qualification.

1990 – 1993 BAe ATP / 748 Junior Field Support Mechanic / Electrician / Technician (Based from BAe Woodford)
Involvement in resolution of operator in-service difficulties, through liaison with relevant design and engineering departments.
Technical Representative – Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Line maintenance support at Manchester International Airport (Loganair BAe ATP’s G-OLCC & G-OLCD).

Technical Representative (OEM) Line maintenance support at Aberdeen, Scotland: Introduction of type on-station                                  (British Airways ATP G-BTPA – L).

Technical Representative (OEM) Line maintenance support at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, USA.                                                   (Air Wisconsin / United Express ATP – N801-810AW)

ATP G-11-34
Air Wisconsin ATPs awaiting de-icing

United Express ATP N853AW
Mechanic / Electrician / Technician Line maintenance support, as a team member of OEM Demonstration Tours throughout Europe (ATP MSN2025, G-BRLY) and Saudi Arabia (ex. DLT 748).

1993 – 1996 BAe ATP & Jetstream 41 Customer Service Representative          (Based from Prestwick International Airport).
Provision of EuroDirect ATP (G-OEDF, G-OEDI, G-OEDH & G-OEDJ) OEM Line Maintenance support at Bournmouth, Exeter & Humberside airport’s (on behalf of Air Kilroe / BA Glasgow).

Initial contract working party across BAe ATP Engine & Propeller De-Icing System Modification Program, within British Airways Engineering maintenance facility at Glasgow, Scotland.

Planned & supervised accomplishment at aircraft level, tested and certified (under company approval) – all associated work-pack deliverable’s – (G-BTPA to L).


Isle of Man (Ronaldsway) – OEM Type Certificate Holder ‘link-man’ support, throughout ‘equalized’ Base maintenance checks – across Manx Airlines, BMA & BA Express’ BAe J41, BAe ATP and BAe 146 fleets.

G-MAUD departing Ronaldsway

1996 – 2000 AI(R), AVRO RJ & BAe ATP Senior Field Service Representative. (Based from Toulouse, France)
Provision of Air Europa Express / Canarias ATP ‘equalized’ Line & Base (OEM) maintenance support (throughout Spain – incl. Balearic & Canary Island’s), on behalf of BAe Asset Management.

Dublin, Ireland – OEM provision of Cityflyer (BA Express) AVRO RJ 100 Line Maintenance support (with TNT Engineering), on behalf of BAe Asset Management.

BAE RJ 146 G-BZAU in ethnic colours
Nuremburg, Germany – Provision of OEM base maintenance support on a (mixed Effectivity) Eurowings BAe 146 fleet, on behalf of BAe Asset Management.

Bogota, Colombia – Provision of both Line and Base RJ100 OEM Maintenance support accross SAM / Avianca’s route network, on behalf of BAe Asset Management (N501-510MM).

S A M BAE 146 N509MM
Aberdeen, Scotland (British World, Caledonian Airborne Engineering and SATA) – OEM Maintenance support provision, throughout customization & post delivery support of ATP (CS-TFX, MSN2025) at SATA (Azores) on behalf of BAE SYSTEMS RA Asset Management.

2000 – 2004 BAE SYSTEMS Regional Aircraft – AVRO RJ Senior Field Service Representative. (Based from Toulouse, France)
Istanbul, Turkey – Provision of both Line and Base RJ70 & RJ100 OEM Maintenance support throughout THY’s (domestic) route network, on behalf of BAE SYSTEMS RA Asset Management.
Jan – Aug 2005 Goodrich Landing Gear (Canada), France A380 Flight Test Lead-Field Service Representative (Toulouse Flight Test M81, France)
A380, MSN001 Body and Wing Main Landing Gear (development / engineering) support provision & ‘on-wing’ certification for GLG proprietary equipment. Establishment of ATA32 Ground Support Equipment storage throughout initial Flight Testing in Toulouse (in-line with the Airbus UK/GLG Service Level Agreement – SLA).

2005 – 2009 Airbus Technical AOG Centre (AIRTAC) Systems Engineer (Customer Services, Toulouse)
Provision of global Airbus ‘Fleet-wide’ technical support to customers, in agreement with departmental company policy and within the framework of relevant procedures and airworthiness regulations. Customer satisfaction being achieved by provision of answers in accordance with associated quality and timeliness guidelines.

2009 – 2015 A400M Development MAP – MSN001 Aircraft Manager                     (Toulouse, France & Seville, Spain Flight Test Centre’s)
Co-located within Airbus’ developmental Flight Test (EVT) dept., in order to facilitate;
– MSN001 (F-WWMT)’s configuration suitability, according to pre-planned FTR (Flight Test Request) accomplishment.
– Communicate / Liaise MSN001 Flight Test Line & Base maintenance occurrences/difficulties/findings and limitations, throughout associated MAP & Designated Certification Specialist (DCS) departments.
– Transverse liaison across various FTC Toulouse Production & Quality Departments, in order to assure developmental Grizzly A400M availability for test.

Cheers Dad….!
2017 – present Independent Aeronautical Professional .