About Tailwind Aviation Pakistan

Company Introduction | Media Coverage | Team Members


afsar-malik-pictureTailwind Aviation (SMC-PVT) LTD, is a firm that provides Aviation and Airlines Consultancy in Pakistan, mainly based in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

The company was founded by M. Afsar Malik, who has over 45 years of experience in the field of civil aviation, that includes:

  • Commercial Airline License through Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
  • Air Transport Regulation
  • Economic Oversight
  • Development of National Aviation Policy
  • Airport Management
  • Air Traffic Control Service
  • Consumer Protection Services

Brief Summary of Career

After 14 years of service in Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy, he joined Civil Aviation Authority in 1987 as an Air Traffic Controller.

Summary of Experience in Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority is as follows:

  • Additional Director Consumer Protection: 11 May 2016 to 12 September 2016
  • Airport Manager Islamabad Airport: 14 July 2015 to 10 May 2016
  • Staff Officer to SAPM : July 2014 to July 2015
  • Airport Manager Jinnah International Airport Karachi: June 2013 to June 2014
  • G.M. Economic Oversight: 5 years (2008-2013)
  • GM Consumer Protection: 4 years (2008-2011)
  • C.M. Air Transport Bilaterals: 6 years (2002-2008)
  • Air Traffic Controller: 15 years (1987-2002)

M. Afsar Malik maintains an active presence on Quora, which is a popular question-and-answer site, frequently used by the top professionals (CEOs, Investors, Decision Makers) of many Industries. He has answered over 100 questions, and is currently the most viewed writer on 6 subjects including the Airline Business.

Click here to visit M. Afsar Malik’s Quora Profile

If you intend to start an aviation business, please do get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss and work out viable solutions for your upcoming projects.

Tailwind Aviation (SMC-PVT) LTD., is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

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Meet Pakistan’s Best Aviation Consultants

The following gentlemen have decades worth of experience in both military and commercial aviation operations:

Syed Shadab Hasnain Zaidi | Safvan Malik | Atyab Ahmed | Mahr Mumtaz Ahmed


Syed Shadab Hasnain Zaidi


  • M. Sc. (Strategic Studies) Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad
  • B.Sc. (Aero-Sciences) Punjab University, Lahore

Aviation Qualifications

  • Aviation Safety (Post Graduate Diploma) Karachi University
  • Aircraft Accident Investigation Course PAF Institute of Air Safety
  • Safety Management System Course (COSCAP SA)
  • Safety Expert and safety Manager Workshop by Integra Consult, Denmark
  • Crew Resource Management Facilitator Course (Train The Trainer) (COSCAP SA)
  • Aviation Security Course (COSCAP SA)
  • DFDR & CVR Analysis Course (COSCAP SA)


  • President Safety & Investigation Board PCCA (December,2002 to February, 2006)
  • Head of Corporate Safety Shaheen Air International (June, 2008 to December, 2012)
  • ICAO USOAP 2011 Focal Management Captain (Flight Operations) for Shaheen Air International
  • Focal Management Pilot (Flight Operations) for Shaheen Air (AOC inspections/audits 2008 to 2012)
  • Guest Speaker at various PCAA Seminars on Safety, Human Factor, CRM
  • Visiting Faculty at Institute of Air Safety & Aero Medical Institute, PAF

Flying Experience

  • Military
  • Boeing-732
  • Boeing-734
  • Airbus-320/319


Safvan Malik – Business Development Manager

Safvan Malik has been at the helm of the operations of Tailwind Aviation SMC-PVT LTD., since the founding of the company in 2016.

He had over 10 years experience running a successful IT firm before switching industries to join the Commercial Aviation Business.


  • Primary goals include calling up leads, and arranging meeting with the senior management in order to move forward with a potential business venture.
  • Creation of comprehensive business plans that includes feasibility reports of starting a new aviation business in Pakistan.
  • Coordinating with the senior members of the Civil Aviation Authority, maintaining workable relationships with important bureaucrats in the Federal Government.
  • Training new potential entrants in the market about the vulnerabilities and possible success rates of RPT, Charter and other CAA license categories.


Atyab Ahmed


  • BSc 1975 University of Peshawar
  • BSc 1991 University of Karachi
  • BSc (Hons) 1992 University of Karachi

Professional Experience

  • WG CDR (Retd.) from GD(P) Branch PAF Jun,75 – Mar,94
  • Shaheen Air International, Pilot in Command Apr, 94 – Apr,96
  • Served in FSD, PCAA as Flight Inspector Pilot & ADFS Apr, 97 – Feb,10
  • Served in Shaheen Air International Chief Pilot Technical Mar,10 – Aug,12
  • Served in FSD, PCAA as Flight Inspector Pilot & ADFS Aug,12 – Feb,16

License and Flying Details

  • Captain: B737
  • ATPL No: 886 (A) valid up to 31st January 2012
  • IRA-ME: valid up to 31st January 2012
  • Grand Total: 8952:45 PIC: 6115:20

Courses in CAA

  • Flight Operation’s Inspector Course, Indoctrination Programme & OJT- ICAO May,98
  • Flight Inspector’s Indoctrination Programme – ICAO May,98
  • Basic Flight Operations Inspector Course – COSCAP Jun,98
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods Training Course – COSCAP Jan,99
  • Cabin Safety Training Course – COSCAP Mar,99
  • Advance Inspector Training Course – COSCAP May,99
  • Safety Audit Training Course – COSCAP Mar,00
  • Russian Language Course, Russian Consulate Karachi May,00
  • Dangerous Goods Inspector, CAA Pakistan May,00
  • Technical Report Writing CATI May,00
  • Supervisory Training for Flight Inspector – CATI Jun,00
  • JAR – 145 Aircraft Maintenance Course – COSCAP Dec,00
  • Enforcement Procedure Course CATI Jan,01
  • Dangerous Goods Regulation Course – SAI Apr,01
  • Flight Simulator Qualification Course – EAFAS May,01
  • Accident Prevention Course Training – Boeing Aug,01
  • Flight Operations Inspector Refresher Training – COSCAP Mar,02
  • Approach and Landing Accident Reduction Training – COSCAP Mar,02
  • Global Positioning System Training – COSCAP Apr,02
  • Work Shop on Human Factors CATI Jan,03
  • Crew Resources Management, Institute of Safety & Human Factors Jan,03
  • Dangerous Goods Cargo Acceptance Staff Course Mar,03
  • Aviation Security Course – COSCAP Sep,03
  • Dangerous Goods Training Refresher Course – SAPS Feb,04
  • Ground School of B737-200 Adv ( Full Course) Pearl Aviation Sep,03
  • Cabin Safety Course – ICAO May,04
  • Air Operator Certificate & Dangerous Goods Training Course – COSCAP Jul,04
  • Flight Inspector Advance/ Refresher Course EU – South Asia Jun,05
  • Aviation Enforcement Procedures Course – COSCAP Nov,05
  • Boeing Performance Course – COSCAP Nov,05
  • Dangerous Goods Regulation – SAPS Jul,06
  • Safety Management Systems Work Shop – COSCAP Oct,06
  • Safety Management Systems Training Course – ICAO Mar,07
  • B737 Long Refresher Course – PIA Training Centre Mar,07
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Course – SAPS May,07
  • Safety Audit, Safety Oversight Function – COSCAP Aug,07
  • Team Building Based on Human Factors Institute Safety & Human Factors Feb,08
  • Fundamentals of Aircraft Accident Prevention and Investigation ISASI – ICAO July,08
  • Cabin Crew Safety Equipment Procedure Training – PIA Apr,09
  • Aviation English Language Course – PIA Jun,09
  • Basic Flight Operations Inspector Refresher Course – COSCAP Jun,09
  • Flight Simulator Evaluation and Approval CATI Jul,09
  • Ground Handling Workshop – Gerry’s Danata Aug,09
  • Lead Auditor’s Course – ISO Feb,09
  • Dangerous Goods Refresher Course – SAPS Jun,11
  • Audit Techniques Course – COSCAP Dec,13
  • Introduction to Annex 19 Course – COSCAP Dec,13
  • DGR CAT- 6 Initial Course – Shaheen Air Jan,16

CAA Air Navigation Orders & Other Regulations Written

  • ANO: 91.0018 Issue-2 17th Sep,09 Cabin Crew Member Training Certification and Utilization
  • ANO: 91.0024 Issue-5 2nd Jun,11 Commercial Air Transport Operations – Aeroplane
  • ANO: 91.0026 Issue-1 16th Aug,00 Enforcement Procedures – Violation of DGR
  • ANO: 91.0030 Issue -2 31st Aug,09 Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
  • ANO: 91.0034 Issue-2 13th Aug,10 Security Procedures for Flight Crew and Cabin Crew
  • Fit Ops Insp Manual CAAD – 624 Vol VII, Procedures on Safe Tpt of Dangerous Goods by Air


Mahr Mumtaz Ahmed

Educational Qualification

  • Master of Business Administration (Executive) from Preston University
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (DAE)

Technical Qualification


  • Cat. “B2” (Avionics) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 aircraft fitted with IAE V2500 / CFM 56 engines
  • Cat. “B2” Electrical B737-300 aircraft with limitations
  • Cat. “B2” (Avionics) ATR 42 Series fitted with P&W 127 E Engine


  • CAT “X” (ELECT) B-737-300 AIRCRAFT

Relevant Certification


  • ICAO SSP Implementation Course (ICAO)
  • Safety Management System (SMS) Seminar (Boeing)
  • Airworthiness Safety Oversight Course (COSCAP-SA)
  • Lead Auditor Course (Part l & ll)
  • Completed MEDA Train the Trainer Session (Boeing)
  • ISO-9000 Quality Auditors Course (PIA)
  • Quality Management for EASA Part 145,147 & 66 (EASA)
  • EASA Part 66 Workshop (CAA International Ltd.)
  • On Job training on auditing of an Airline Engineering and Maintenance Organization (COSCAP-SA)
  • Advance Airworthiness Inspector Training Course (Introduction to Auditing Procedures) (COSCAP-SA)
  • Advance Inspector Training Course (COSCAP-SA)
  • Airworthiness Training Course (COSCAP-SA)
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Airline Auditing Course (COSCAP-SA)
  • Aircraft Accident Prevention/Investigation Course (PCAA)
  • Maintenance Error Decision Aid (MEDA) Investigator Workshop (Boeing)
  • JAR-145 Introduction (PIA)
  • JAR-145, 66 & 147 (COSCAP-SA)


  • Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 aircraft (V2500 / CFM 56) B2 Course
  • A310 Instrument / AFCS Course
  • Boeing 737-300 Aircraft Electrical System Course
  • Boeing 737-300 Inst/FMS/GPWS
  • Boeing 737-300 / 400 differences Course
  • Boeing 737-300 To B737-600/700/800/900 Electrical Avionics Difference
  • Hawker 4000 (P & WC PW308) Avionics Course
  • ATR 42-500 Avionics Maintenance Course
  • F-27 Aircraft Elect/ Inst Course


  • OJT Supervisor & Management Course
  • Instructional Technique Course
  • Human Factor Course
  • A310-300 ETOPS Maintenance Course
  • Business Communication Skills Workshop
  • Basic Digital & Microprocessor Course
  • Allied Signal Course in TCAS Theory & Maintenance
  • Basic Airframe Course
  • Special Computer Program for Senior Management
  • Workshop on development of English Language Skill
  • Basic Avionics Conversion (C/N/R) Differences for CAT ‘X’ Engineers
  • Development Course for Managers

Acknowledgements and Industry Recognition

  • Commendation Certificate was awarded from DG CAA in recognition of rendering meritorious service while participation during USOAP Audit in April 2012
  • Appreciation letter from DG CAA Pakistan on the efforts made for removal of the European Union restriction on Pakistan International Airline in March 2008
  • Cash Award and DG’s Commendation Certificate in July 2008
  • Letter of Appreciation from COO-SEAMS on 6th March 2017

Audits Performed


  • Etihad Airways Facility at Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Al-Salam Aircraft Company at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH at Hannover, Germany
  • ExecuJet Middle East at Dubai, UAE
  • PIA at Karachi, Pakistan
  • PAES at Karachi, Pakistan


  • PIA
  • Airblue
  • PAES
  • Aero Asia