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Air Partner acquires Clockwork Research Limited

Air Partner acquires Clockwork Research Limited

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has acquired Clockwork Research, a leading Fatigue Risk Management consultancy.


The company was founded in 2005 by Paul Jackson PhD MSc BSc and Alexandra Holmes PhD BSc Hons and has grown to become a recognized leader in the specialist area of Fatigue Risk Management Systems.

Based in London, the company’s core team of specialists is supported by consultants in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

Clockwork Research delivers innovative and effective fatigue risk management solutions for clients across various sectors of the aviation industry, as well as other safety-critical operating environments, such as the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors.

Clockwork Research will become part of Air Partner’s Consulting & Training division alongside Baines Simmons, [and will continue to operate out of its offices in London]. The company will continue to trade as Clockwork Research and will hold responsibility for all Fatigue Risk Management consultancy within the Air Partner group globally.

Customers include Aer Lingus, Air Astana, Air France, BA CityFlyer, BP, Cathay Pacific, Civil Aviation Authority, CHC, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Newmont Mining, Norwegian Air Ambulance, Norwegian Airways, Qatar Airways, REGA, Repsol Sinopec, Shell, Southwest Airlines, TAP Portugal, Titan Airways, TNT, Trans-Maldivian Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Wizz Air, as well as government departments and industry bodies.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: Clockwork Research is well placed to work closely with Baines Simmons, our Aviation Safety Consulting & Training experts, enabling Air Partner to further enhance and extend the services and advice it offers its clients. We look forward to supporting the team in the years ahead as they work for customers around the world to address and improve a critical element of day to day operational safety risk.”

Managing Director Dr Paul Jackson and Research Director Dr Alex Holmes said: “We founded Clockwork to help our clients manage fatigue risk by providing practical solutions, supported by high quality research. Eleven years later we have worked with over 50 airlines and provided training to many more. The whole Clockwork team is really excited to be joining the Air Partner group, which will enable us to enhance our offer to our clients and meet the increasing demand for our services we anticipate in the coming years.”

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