Chief Executive Officer

Philip Adrian

Chief Executive Officer

Captain Philip Adrian FRAeS has served the global aviation industry for over 30 years and is considered a Subject Matter Expert on Aviation Training, Simulation, Operational Suitability, EBT/CBT, UPRT and world-wide operational regulatory affairs.

He currently serves as the CEO of MPS, the leading Fixed Base Simulator manufacturer for the Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 series as well as ancillary tools for the professional flight training industry. He leads two factories, one in the Netherlands and one in Germany as well as an innovation team in the Netherlands. MPS partners with airlines, training organizations, OEMs and TDMs to provide tailored and innovative solutions for all training needs.

Philip started as the MPS CEO in May 2018 after 11 years at Boeing, where he fulfilled multiple roles. He joined Boeing as an airplane instructor on 737, 777 and 787 in August 2007 and further served as Boeing’s 737/737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot, Assistant Chief Pilot, Chief Pilot Regulatory Affairs and lastly as Chief Pilot Regulatory Strategy. He was responsible for setting and coordinating global training standards and regulatory EIS support of new Boeing airplanes such as the 787, 737 MAX and 777X ranges. He was also involved in the design and flight testing of all new Boeing products, including the NMA range.

Prior to his roles at Boeing, Philip was an airline Captain, Instructor/Examiner and served as Head of Training as well as in other management and executive positions for a major European airline. He joined the airline in 1992 after Officers and Flight training in the Royal Netherlands Air Force, where his career started, and serving as a Flight Instructor.
During the entirety of his career, Philip has operated, flight tested and instructed for over 13.000 flight hours. He holds 737, 777 and 787 Type Ratings, and has instructed on all those types. Philip has also served on numerous rulemaking tasks in the industry, including FAA ARCs, EASA RMTs and many boards regarding Flight Safety, Aviation Security and Crew Resource management. He co-chaired the FAA ARC regarding UPRT and chaired the ICAO LOCART initiative and EASA RMT.0581/0582 on UPRT.

Currently, Philip chairs the EASA RMT.0599 regarding EBT and Performance Based Rulemaking, leads the EASA ABLE (Aviation Blended Learning Environment) task while also serving as a Team Leader of the Training Expert Group supporting EASA RMT.0196. In addition, he is the current Chair of the RAeS Flight Crew Training Group.