AViat Global currently holds CASA Part 145 certification for B787, B737NG, A320, A330 and F100 aircraft types. Our Organisation has 2 facilities located at Melbourne Airport and at Avalon Airport. We are currently developing further capability for a number of customers on several aircraft types at a number of locations in Australia and New Zealand.
Glens prime responsibility is Accountable Manager for AViat Global CASA Part 145. With 40 years’ experience in aircraft engineering and airline management, he was Initially trained as a licensed aircraft engineer, and also as a mechanical engineer. His career led through numerous management roles that included aircraft heavy maintenance, structural repairs, composites, aircraft painting, interiors and component maintenance. During his extensive career he set up and managed many successful aviation maintenance projects. Glen was later appointed as executive general manager of operations for an international airline with responsibilities for airline operations, engineering, flight operations and services. On return to New Zealand he worked for the civil aviation Authority for several years.
Line Maintenance Manager
Leighton is responsible for AViat Global’s Line Maintenance activities. With 26 years’ experience in aircraft engineering and airline management, he was Initially trained as a licensed aircraft engineer and has a Bachelor of Technology Management. His career has covered management roles that included aircraft heavy maintenance, structural repairs, composites, line maintenance, interiors and component maintenance. He has also been involved in acceptance and lease return of aircraft. Leighton has worked alongside international airlines with responsibilities for airline maintenance, flight engineers and remote ‘special operations’. Leighton chairs an international safety committee and sits on Australian and UK boards.
Quality and Safety Manager
Gordon’s career in aviation spans over 42 years covering commercial aviation and off shore helicopter operations with positions held both domestically and internationally. Initially trained as an aircraft maintenance engineer, Gordon has experience working in a variety of aviation fields covering airworthiness, maintenance, quality and safety disciplines. Recently, Gordon has been involved at transport category aircraft level in the transition to the both the CASR Part 42 and Part 145 regulations. Gordon has held senior management roles in Quality and Safety and holds error investigation credentials. As a certified ISO 9001 QMS and AS4801 WHS Lead Auditor, Gordon oversites the quality and safety functions of AViat Global.
Refurbishment Facility Manager
Sean’s responsibility is looking after AViat Global’s Refurbishment Centre at Avalon. Sean has come to us with 33 years’ experience in the aviation industry, having previously worked for an International Airline in NZ as a qualified painter, engineer and various planning roles involving overnight, workshop and work scoping. Having done a 2 year stint in Continuous Improvement he is a strong advocate for implementing 5S and Lean strategies to improve work areas, process, procedures and systems. His overall experience gives him a good understanding of customer needs and the quality that is required to produce a world class product.
Warehouse Logistics and Procurement Manager
Frank has over 15 years of experience in warehouse and logistics within the aviation industry, working with major airlines. He has extensive experience in commercial aircraft spare parts supply, procurement and distribution, and has led projects to set up warehouses for several airlines. Frank also had key involvement in establishing a central distribution center for a major airline in Australasia. Prior to working in the aviation industry, Frank held national sales roles within notable pharmaceutical companies, and operated a pharmaceutical distribution company for 8 years. He was originally trained as a computer hardware engineer.
Group Business Development Manager.
After working for many years as a qualified Engineer, Ian has gained a great deal of experience across the aviation and aerospace recruitment sector internationally. Specialising in providing recruitment and development services, Ian has successfully established sustainable staffing solutions for major airline & MRO clients such as Air New Zealand, Virgin, KLM, Cargolux & Lufthansa. His deep understanding of client’s needs is key to the growth of the Group’s business. Ian is now responsible for expanding The Group’s capabilities, not only within the Asia-Pacific region, but also into Europe & beyond.
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