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Driving the Future of Aviation & Industrial Safety

Led by global experts in aviation, oil & gas, and industrial safety. 

Quantum AI uses the power of data for a next-generation SAFETY II approach to risk resilience and operational excellence.

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OUR MISSION

To provide data driven intelligence and solutions for operational excellence

Quantum AI provides data-driven intelligence & operational safety solutions for aviation, advanced aviation, automated & autonomous transport, oil, gas, mining & industrial sectors. We are experts in cutting-edge operational safety philosophies, strategies, risk, and business resilience with a focus on compliance and defensible due diligence.

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OUR APPROACH

Proven Expertise & Advanced Capability

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Quantum AI provides Safety & Risk Use Cases for Advanced Aviation Approvals, Due Diligence Engineering systems, Regulatory & Policy advice,
Safety Culture Assessments, Human Performance & Systems R&D Safety Leadership Training & Coaching.

Our unique AIRS Vision™ Platform is a purpose-built safety and quality management system (SMS/QMS) with the added power of business resilience functionality. AIRS Vision™ has a track record of excellence in safety-critical industries. AIRS Vision™ is also the world’s first SMS/QMS platform to include metrics for Safety Culture, Non-technical Skills, and Passenger Confidence and Trust Metrics.

Workflows & Functions
ISO 31000:201
ISO 9001:2015
ICAO Annex 19
ICAO 9859
OSHA 29 CFR 1910
FAA AC 120.92B
FAA 8000.369B
ISO 31000:201
ISO 9001:2015
ICAO Annex 19
ICAO 9859
OSHA 29 CFR 1910
FAA AC 120.92B
FAA 8000.369B

Quantum AI Leadership Team

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David Rickward

CEO of Quantum AI, Co-founder of AIRS Vision™
David brings over two decades of extensive experience in the aviation industry to his role as the CEO of Quantum AI. With a strong background in flight operations management and a dedicated focus on safety, David is poised to drive the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform's expansion across the USA, Canada, and South America. Career Highlights: Flight Operations Management: David has held key leadership positions in flight operations, where he successfully managed large teams and complex flight schedules. His strategic approach has consistently optimized operational efficiency and ensured regulatory compliance. Emphasis on Safety: Throughout his career, David has championed aviation safety. He has developed and implemented robust safety management systems (SMS) and quality management systems (QMS), significantly enhancing safety standards and reducing incident rates. Safety System Training: Recognizing the critical importance of safety training, David has designed and led comprehensive training programs for pilots and flight crews. His initiatives have improved safety awareness and preparedness, contributing to safer flight operations. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate: David holds an esteemed Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, reflecting his high level of proficiency and commitment to aviation excellence. Flight Experience: With an impressive 18,000 hours of flight experience, David has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise in the cockpit. His extensive flight hours span a variety of aircraft and challenging flight conditions, underscoring his depth of knowledge and experience. TRI/TRE Certification: As a Type Rating Instructor (TRI) and Type Rating Examiner (TRE), David possesses ATPL flight testing approval, allowing him to conduct advanced pilot training and certification. His rigorous training standards ensure that pilots meet the highest levels of competence and safety. Leadership in Innovation: At Quantum AI, David is at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technologies to enhance aviation safety and efficiency. His leadership in driving the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform reflects his commitment to leveraging AI and advanced analytics for continuous improvement in the aviation sector. David's comprehensive experience, coupled with his dedication to safety and innovation, makes him a pivotal leader for Quantum AI. Under his guidance, the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform is set to transform aviation safety and quality management across the Americas, fostering a new era of operational excellence and reliability in the industry. David can be reached at david.rickward@safeware.com.au

VPSI Group

Industrial Safety Consulting. vPSIGroup.com
Quantum AI has partnered with vPSI Group specializing in Industrial safety and leadership training. vPSI is a unique integrated management system that effectively maximizes the benefits of learning opportunities acquired through research, analysis, positive experience, and the “unplanned events” that all organizations encounter. This is achieved by: Measuring an organization’s performance in assimilating new knowledge, and Providing a platform for organization-wide sustainable continuous improvement. Although the vPSI System™ originated in the world of risk management, it is much more than a risk and safety program; the way your organization responds to any kind of problem or unplanned event can be vastly improved by adopting vPSI techniques.
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David King

Chairman Advisory Board & Executive Safety Leadership Coach
Over 30 years of international business experience in the energy services industry. David has served in a senior leadership role in a Fortune 500 companies focusing on ethical leadership, integrity, with ability to lead and direct accountability and influence.
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David Rickward
CEO of Quantum AI, Co-founder of AIRS Vision™
David brings over two decades of extensive experience in the aviation industry to his role as the CEO of Quantum AI. With a strong background in flight operations management and a dedicated focus on safety, David is poised to drive the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform's expansion across the USA, Canada, and South America. Career Highlights: Flight Operations Management: David has held key leadership positions in flight operations, where he successfully managed large teams and complex flight schedules. His strategic approach has consistently optimized operational efficiency and ensured regulatory compliance. Emphasis on Safety: Throughout his career, David has championed aviation safety. He has developed and implemented robust safety management systems (SMS) and quality management systems (QMS), significantly enhancing safety standards and reducing incident rates. Safety System Training: Recognizing the critical importance of safety training, David has designed and led comprehensive training programs for pilots and flight crews. His initiatives have improved safety awareness and preparedness, contributing to safer flight operations. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate: David holds an esteemed Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, reflecting his high level of proficiency and commitment to aviation excellence. Flight Experience: With an impressive 18,000 hours of flight experience, David has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise in the cockpit. His extensive flight hours span a variety of aircraft and challenging flight conditions, underscoring his depth of knowledge and experience. TRI/TRE Certification: As a Type Rating Instructor (TRI) and Type Rating Examiner (TRE), David possesses ATPL flight testing approval, allowing him to conduct advanced pilot training and certification. His rigorous training standards ensure that pilots meet the highest levels of competence and safety. Leadership in Innovation: At Quantum AI, David is at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technologies to enhance aviation safety and efficiency. His leadership in driving the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform reflects his commitment to leveraging AI and advanced analytics for continuous improvement in the aviation sector. David's comprehensive experience, coupled with his dedication to safety and innovation, makes him a pivotal leader for Quantum AI. Under his guidance, the AIRS Vision SMS/QMS Platform is set to transform aviation safety and quality management across the Americas, fostering a new era of operational excellence and reliability in the industry. David can be reached at david.rickward@safeware.com.au
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VPSI Group
Industrial Safety Consulting. vPSIGroup.com
Quantum AI has partnered with vPSI Group specializing in Industrial safety and leadership training. vPSI is a unique integrated management system that effectively maximizes the benefits of learning opportunities acquired through research, analysis, positive experience, and the “unplanned events” that all organizations encounter. This is achieved by: Measuring an organization’s performance in assimilating new knowledge, and Providing a platform for organization-wide sustainable continuous improvement. Although the vPSI System™ originated in the world of risk management, it is much more than a risk and safety program; the way your organization responds to any kind of problem or unplanned event can be vastly improved by adopting vPSI techniques.
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David King
Chairman Advisory Board & Executive Safety Leadership Coach
Over 30 years of international business experience in the energy services industry. David has served in a senior leadership role in a Fortune 500 companies focusing on ethical leadership, integrity, with ability to lead and direct accountability and influence.

Executive Advisory Board

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Commander Richard King
Executive Advisory Board
Commander Richard King RN (Retd.) is a 28-year Veteran of the Royal Navy, privileged to have three operational commands and one shore command. These included Warship, Naval Air Squadron, Amphibious Air Group, and as XO of the world’s most prestigious officer training academy at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK. His 3500-hour flying experience includes both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Richard has flown on operations from the arctic to Northern Ireland, including the Gulf and Australasia. He holds a UK JAR ATP FI and FAA ATP MEI and CFII and has implemented SMS tools to improve operational safety and culture. A Fellow of RAeS, Richard has also attended Cambridge University, being awarded an MPhil in International Relations and Law; Prime Minister Tony Blair read his work as part of the decision-making evidence to approve a critical defense program. A dual US/UK citizen, Richard resides in the Washington DC area, and since retiring from the Navy in 2011, he has been fully involved in commercial aviation. Previously he held Director positions and is leading global policy and strategy in making a case for groundbreaking sustainable novel hydrogen fuel cell powertrain capabilities to retrofit current and future commercial Pt 23 and Pt 25 aircraft.
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Michael Beaver
Executive Advisor Board
Michael Beaver is the Senior Vice President of the Solutions Sales Group at BMC Software, Inc. He has global responsibility for aligning field execution with product strategy to drive growth. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading high-performing teams along with developing go-to-market strategies that result in exceptional customer experiences. Michael joined BMC in 1999 and has been promoted to roles with increasing responsibility, including overseeing new product specialists, leading the strategic accounts group and most recently serving as senior vice president of sales and customer success, that included responsibilities for sales enablement and operations. Michael has served in a variety of leadership roles in public, private, and venture-backed technology companies. He was vice president of sales for geoscience software company Paradigm, and vice president for early-stage hyper-converged hardware start-up Pivot3. Prior to that, Michael was director of sales for Hewlett-Packard. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University
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Hon Captain Robert L. Sumwalt
Executive Advisory Board
Robert L. Sumwalt serves as Executive Director of the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he is also Distinguished Fellow in Aviation Safety. In that role, he oversees research and development of the Center, and sets the overall strategy. He also serves as transportation safety analyst for CBS News. Previously, Sumwalt served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), where he served from August 2006 to June 2021, after being appointed by Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump. Sumwalt was a pilot for 24 years with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways. He has co-authored a book on aircraft accidents and has published more than 100 articles on transportation safety and aircraft accident investigation. Sumwalt earned an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Aeronautical Science (with Distinction) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with concentrations in aviation/aerospace safety systems and human factors aviation systems. He is a proud recipient of honorary doctorates from Embry-Riddle and the University of South Carolina. In recognition of his contributions to the aviation industry, in September 2021, Sumwalt was awarded the Flight Safety Foundation - Boeing Aviation Safety Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received the Flight Safety Foundation's Laura Taber Barbour Award in 2003 and ALPA's Air Safety Award in 2005. He is an inductee into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.

Meet the Quantum AI Operations Team

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New Instructor Coming Soon
AIRS Vision Instructor
To be an AIRS VISION™ Instructor you must be a qualified aviation quality and safety auditor (ISO 9001) with a least 10 audits, and five years of experience in aviation safety and operational safety auditing and compliance. You must have used QMS/SMS programs and be familiar with the ICAO SMS framework. For the USA, you must have detailed knowledge and experience with FAA 14 CFR §5 (SMS). All Quantum AI AIRS VISION™ instructors hold either ATPL airline, or CPL Helicopter certification, and have worked as commercial pilots and instructors for at least 10 years. We will be excited to announce our new AIRS VISION™ Instructor soon.
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Johanna Osborne
Senior Safety Advisor, Instructor
Johanna is a veteran helicopter pilot and instructor with over 20 years of experience in safety critical operations such as; aerial fire fighting, and powerline inspections. She has over 10 years instructional experience ranging from ab-initio to Multi engine IRF. Johanna has held the positions of Chief Pilot, Head of Operations and Chief Flying instructor .In 2015 Johanna co-wrote the worlds first “Human Factors for Commercial UAS Operations For Powerline Inspections” for SGS Hart Aviation, the program has been used around the world by companies including China Light Power, SGS Aerospace, Sky Futures, and American Robotics. 'Jo' is a certified Lead Auditor in Aviation Safety and Quality Managment Systems.
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Glen Eastlake
Chief Data Scientist
30 years in Australasian aviation industry. Background IT & software development & media. Boeing 737 NG Captain & Manager Human Factors Training for the Virgin Australia Airlines group. He establishing Human Factors/Non-technical Skills programs for operational safety personnel. SMS and HF/NTS programs & guidance to the Australian aviation regulator CASA. Glen is a founder of AIRS business resilience software and holds a Masters Degree in Technology Management and Aviation Human Factors.
David Rickward
Business Development Manager
Over 20 years experience in Aviation including in flight operations management with an emphasis on safety and safety system training. David holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with 18 thousand hours flight experience. TRI/TRE with ATPL flight testing approval.
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Josh Griggs
Lead Mobile App Developer
Over 6 years of experience in Software Development, coding and Networking, specializing in Application Programming Interfaces (API) and mobile app development. Josh hails from the snowy region of New Zealand and when not developing or coding he is either snowboarding or mentoring students at the local institution of technology.