John A. O'Neill

Aviation Science

Mr. O’Neill brings over thirty five years of experience with BP Amoco during which he assumed increasing levels of responsibility for BP’s aviation activities worldwide. His experience ranges from fixed wing corporate jets to helicopters serving off shore platforms. He consults in all areas of aviation maintenance, operations, and safety. He provided aviation oversight for BP’s aviation vendors, conducted operator reviews, and participated in accident investigations. He continues to serve on various industry committees. Mr. O’Neill is a licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant mechanic, with an Inspection Authorization (A&P/IA), holds an FAA Airman Certification for Remote Pilots for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and is a licensed private pilot.


  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Operations
  • Helicopters
  • Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • Accident Investigations
  • FAA A&P / IA
  • FAA Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification


  • Flight Safety Training, 1981-2006
  • University of Southern California, Aviation Safety and Security Program, 2008-2009
  • University of Illinois, Institute of Aviation, FAA A&P, Pilots License, 1975-1978
  • Lewis University, Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management, 1974-1975

Professional Affiliations

  • Oil and Gas Producers Aviation Sub Committee
    • Aerial Patrol Sub Committee Chair
  • Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference
    • Contributed to Aerial Patrol Standards
  • Helicopter Association International
  • National Business Aviation Association
    • Maintenance Committee - Founding Member, Former Secretary
  • Gulfstream Customer Board & MSG3 ISC Member