Antony keeping us all safe
Antony Marquis is The Little Jet Company’s Safety Manager. He is a solicitor and also a commercial pilot. His role is to ensure that the company is safe and following all safety guidelines.
Antony is a father of two and in his spare time he enjoys singing.
‘The Little Jet Company are absolutely lovely people to work with and everyone gets on. We get the job done but in a nice, pleasant environment.
I became the Safety Manager at the end of 2020. I ensure we are following all the safety procedures required by the Civil Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
I’m a solicitor but I stopped practicing about five years ago. I was a litigation solicitor. My legal background has been useful. There is a lot of regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency, and you have to understand it and be able to interpret it.
In my last few years of practice, I trained as a mediator and those skills come into play with safety management. The safety manager has to deal with pilots, with air traffic controllers, and all sorts of people within the company and outside of it. You have to be very tactful.
I also fly business jets. I’ve been flying now for 20 years. Sometimes when I’m up there at 35,000 or 40,000 feet and I’m looking over the Alps, or looking down at Nice, I still say what a privilege it is to have those views. I’ve always had a love of flying. It’s a nice way to make a living. Its exciting, and never boring.
It’s a joy to deal with The Little Jet Company. It’s nice to watch the company grow and to be part of that.’