About Us

McKechnie Aviation was founded in 2015 to support aircraft operators, pilot-training companies and national aviation authorities. We specialise in consultancy and advice in the development and application of regulations for pilot training and aircraft operations.

Andrew McKechnie (Director)

Andrew McKechnieAndrew McKechnie is an expert in Air Operations, Pilot Training and Management Systems for Aviation.

Andrew spent 17 years as a pilot for British Airways where he operated B-ATP, B737, B757, B767 and B777 aircraft. As a ‘Training Captain’ on the B737 Andrew and trained and checked fellow pilots.

After leaving full-time flying Andrew worked for the UK Civil Aviation Authority as a Flight Operations and Training Inspector. Andrew was responsible for the certification and oversight of numerous aircraft operators and conducted inspections on aircraft ranging from a Cessna 172 to a B747-400. During his time with the CAA Andrew was seconded to the Republic of Mauritius as Flight Operations Inspector and advisor to the Director of Civil Aviation. After returning to the UK Andrew was appointed as Chief Training Officer for a multi-national group of pilot-training companies.

Immediately before starting McKechnie Aviation Andrew was working for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). As ‘Standardisation Team Leader’ his duties involved inspecting the national aviation authorities of the Member States, drafting requirements for pilot training and the approval and oversight of pilot-training organisations (‘ATOs’) based outside the EU. Andrew continues to work as a consultant to EASA for the development of regulations for Air Operations and Pilot Training.

Andrew is a type rating instructor/examiner (B737), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and holds a Master’s degree (MBA) from the University of Sussex.

Partnerships and Consultants

In order to deliver our services and meet the needs of our clients McKechnie Aviation cooperates with other consultants with expertise in related fields, such as ground operations, transport of dangerous goods, cabin safety and airworthiness.


McKechnie Aviation is based close to Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom.