- Founder & Managing Director
Karim started his career as military pilot in the French Army Aviation wing, where he logged over 3,000 hours on attack helicopters and fixed-wing VIP transport missions.
In 2007 Karim moved to Dubai and established Air Synapsis, a business aviation consultancy providing IS-BAO implementation and audits, Safety Management training, helipad design and certification. Air Synapsis has served as Piaggio Aerospace's Authorized Sales Representative since 2009. In 2012, Karim was appointed as Boutsen Aviation's local representative for the Middle East, uniting European and Middle Eastern needs and resources for Boutsen Aviation, to service customers in both geographic spheres.
Karim holds airline transport pilot and helicopter commercial pilot licenses. He is an accredited IS-BAO Auditor for both fixed and rotary wings aircraft, an IATA Safety Management Instructor and an EASA independent Safety Expert.
Darshan Bhatia - Design Engineer
Darshan is an Avionics Engineer graduated from Emirates Aviation University. He is an accredited member of the International Electrical and Electronic Engineering community. He wrote and published papers regarding AAV launching systems.
Over the years as researcher at Emirates aviation university he has amassed knowledge in building and operating recreational drones. He is an expert in electronics, machine learning, programming and CAD designing.
Darshan holds the following qualifications: MSC in Engineering Management certificated by the American Society of Engineering Management, Bachelor in Avionics Engineering – Coventry University,HND in Avionics - Emirates Aviation university, UAE
Isabelle Jensen - Administration Manager
Swiss citizen with extensive business & private aviation experience (operations coordination and international commercial management). Isabelle is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German.
Gulf Wings: IS-BAO Audits & SMS training - Jadayel Aviation: IS-BAO Audits
- NOFA Aviation: Business development consultancy
- Al Misehal: IS-BAO implementation -
Constellation Aviation Services: IS-BAO Audit
- Dana Executive Jets: SMS training -
Piaggio Aerospace: Commercial Representation
- Boutsen Aviation: Commercial Representation
- Rixos Hotel Palm Jumeirah: helipad design - IATA Training & Development Institute: SMS course design - Egyptair: IATA SMS implementation program -
Tunisair : IATA SMS training - Mahan Air: IATA SMS implementation program - Alkan Air: Aircraft sales -
Al Burj Travel: Business development consultancy
- Air Baltic IATA Training Center: IATA SMS implementation & control training - ERNAM: IATA SMS training
- Aviation Link: Business development consultancy
- Specialized Aviation Limited: IS-BAO Audit
- Estim Construction Limited: Helipad design -
Avisa Gulf: Business development consultancy
- Al Jaber Aviation: IS-BAO implementation
support - Ali & Sons Contracting: helipad design & certification - Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital - Umm Al Quwain: hospital helipad inspection and GCAA Landing Area Acceptance certification - AECOM: hospital helipad design and GCAA design report approval - Oman: PPP helicopter flight service feasibility study and business planning - Emirates Palace new heliport design & certification - Dubai World Trade Center new elevated aluminum heliport: design, construction supervision and certification - Saadiyat Island Resort Development: elevated heliport design and certification - Kuwait Children Hospital: elevated heliport design - King Hussein Medical City: elevated heliport design - Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation: 7 surface helipad design, certification, tender/procurement and construction supervision - Dubai Police: surface helipad design, construction supervision and certification. Full references available on request.
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