Experience of the Company and Auditors

DCA International has been trading as consultants to the aviation industry since 1997. The services offered by the company are wide and varied and executed through the use of associate consultants who specialize in different fields. The principal business in recent times has become quality management and inspections. The company is small and independent, thus enabling cost-effective solutions. We offer a cost-saving airport audit programme to our clients.


David Curgenven
Managing Director

49 years experience in the airline industry. This experience has been across all areas of the commercial and operational sides of airlines and airports. In 1993, whilst employed by Air UK Leisure Ltd., David prepared the first operations quality management system to be approved by the UK CAA under JAR-OPS and steered Air UK Leisure to being the first UK operator to convert their AOC from CAA to JAR-OPS.

In 1997, David started DCA International and very quickly obtained contracts for projects with existing and potential new operators, the largest of which was Global Supply Systems, operating three B747-8F aircraft on behalf of British Airways. He has recently developed, and had approved by the CAA, their EASA IR Management System, one of the first in the UK to achieve this. On their, and other airlines, airports and governments' behalf, has carried out in excess of 300 airport operational audits worldwide.

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots
  • Trained and Qualified Safety and Compliance Manager and Auditor
  • Trained and Accredited IS-BAH Auditor
  • Trained and Qualified Boeing and Airbus Performance Engineer
  • Trained and Qualified Weight and Balance Engineer
  • Dangerous Goods certified
  • Private Pilot


Theresa Wooll
Audit Programme Manager

35 years experience in the airline industry. Extensive experience in management, operations (both commercial and corporate aviation), ramp handling and passenger services.

Possessing excellent leadership qualities, she was U.K. Managing Director for Universal Weather and Aviation, reporting directly to the USA based head office, she ran a well-respected and profitable business at London Stansted Airport. Theresa has also provided managerial support at locations worldwide, including Cyprus, Australia and Japan.

Theresa has conducted many airport safety/compliance audits over the past ten years. She is a very effective written and verbal communicator, paying great attention to detail and her work is highly regarded by our customers.

As Audit Programme Manager, Theresa is responsible for the management of this service, ensuring audits are set up in a timely manner, coordinating with the auditor assigned and providing a quality assurance function to ensure clients receive the highest level of service.

  • Trained and Qualified Aviation Auditor
  • Trained and Accredited IS-BAH Auditor
  • Dangerous Goods certified
  • IATA Ground Operations Management


Christopher Perkins

Christopher has worked in the Royal Air Force and airlines for over 40 years and in recent times has been specializing in aircraft engineering quality issues. He has carried out airport engineering and operational audits for the last ten years at airports worldwide.

  • Licensed Aircraft Engineer
  • Trained and Qualified Quality Manager and Auditor


Other Auditors

When occasionally used, have suitable airline experience and are trained and qualified quality auditors.

For all the above, full CVs, with copies of relevant certificates, can be supplied if requested.