Engr. Benedict Adeyileka
- Director of Airworthiness Standards
Engineer Benedict Oluwole Adeyileka is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with over 32 years of experience at senior level in the Aviation Industry mostly in the United Kingdom, with spells in Asia, Africa and Europe. His wealth of experience straddles across the industry in variety of roles like Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, Avionics, Quality Systems, Technical Services and as a Regulator in the Civil Aviation Authority, he has worked both with Aircraft manufacturers, Airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations [MROs] in such prestigious companies such as BAE Systems Woodford UK, Scottish Highland Airways Inverness UK, Gill Airways UK and at Gatari Air in Indonesia. As a seasoned Engineer, he has successfully been involved with Airline start-up both in the UK and Asia.
Ben currently holds a European Aviation Safety Agency Licence (EASA) & Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency Licence (NCAA) with various type ratings; he is also a product and Graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University & Napier University both in England & Scotland respectively. His aircraft maintenance experience ranges from Piston Engines Aeroplanes, Turboprop Fixed and Rotary wings Aeroplanes and Jet Engines Aeroplanes. His Project experience includes complete aircraft refurbishments from out of storage to final upgrade intended for resale, these include complex mechanical and avionics modifications, such as EGPWS [TAWS] and TCAS installations, complex reconnaissance installation and modifications for UK Fisheries Protection and Oil spillage reconnaissance and dispersant for the oil and Gas industries.
He also has experience in Air Accident Investigation His relevant commercial, financial, personnel and management experience is also impeccable. Ben worked as Project Manager in AIR [Aerospatiale Industries now EADS [European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company EADS N.V. (EADS)inSingapore and Indonesia, BAE Systems Woodford, Manchester UK, Technical Director/Accountable Manager with Highland Airways, Inverness Airport, Scotland; Director / Chief Maintenance Officer / Accountable Manager of Topbrass Aviation Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria; VP Technical / Engineering Director of Arik Airlines, Lagos Nigeria, and Technical Director of AeroContractors of Nigeria Ltdbefore recently been appointed as the Director of Airworthiness Standards at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority where he doubled as the Acting Director General.