Our Projects and Clients
Development and implementation of Emergency Response Plan (ERP) – SMS Integration
Tiger Airways Australia engaged AvLaw to assist in the development of a fully practical, revised Emergency Response Plan (ERP). The nature of AvLaw’s involvement was on a ‘review and recommend’ basis during the development process. The services provided included consulting services for review and feedback of the Tiger ERP manual, production of ERP training packages including list of recommended areas for training and costs associated with each course, provision of material and training to be such that future courses could be delivered by the Tiger safety department (self-study or classroom), delivery of initial ERP training package, production of exercise templates and timetable and facilitating the first desktop exercise.
Regional Express Airlines
Risk Management for Senior Managers and Safety Personnel
At the request of the executive of Regional Express Airlines (Rex) AvLaw tailor-designed a series of training programs to integrate with Rex’s documented SMS and the relevant CASA regulations. Specialist and certified training facilitators delivered the training to groups of up to fifteen employees. The survey responses indicated a level of 100 per cent of participants being “very satisfied” with over 70% being “extremely satisfied” with the training.
Detailed Assessment of Emergency Response Helicopter Sites
AvLaw, having been known to CareFlight New South Wales through their charitable financial support over the previous seven years, requested specialist aero-medical technical and regulatory advice. In particular AvLaw was requested to review and assess the NSW Ambulance Service base specifications tender requirements and determine if their current helicopter performance capabilities satisfied these criteria and also if they aligned with future Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulatory requirements for CareFlight’s contracted aeromedical services. Utilising the services of AvLaw’s experienced rescue-services rotary specialist and a rotary regulatory specialist lawyer, AvLaw was able to positively affirm that their current and proposed contractual services conformed to requirements thereby alleviating the necessity of costly equipment and helipad sight variations.
AvLaw provided Execujet with the initial high-level conceptual model for the Commonwealth Government tender for the aviation maritime surveillance AMSA. The 12-year contract was valued in excess of $750m. AvLaw developed the concept of utilising jet aircraft (Challenger 604) instead of the existing turbo-prop operations. AvLaw also sourced and introduced an international high performance drone manufacturer and operator to Execujet. Significantly the successful tenderer, Cobham Aviation Services Australia, was awarded the contract on the basis of utilising modified Challenger 604 type aircraft.
Operational Risk Management
AvLaw was retained by the CEO of Virgin Australia to develop and deliver a training program directed toward those people working in Virgin Australia who have regulatory and safety duties and responsibilities. This course provided participants with an awareness of the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform their roles and duties in respect to their regulatory compliance and safety responsibilities as defined under Australian and International civil aviation law.
Sea World Helicopters
Safety Compliance Audit
AvLaw is retailed to conduct biannual reviews of Village Roadshow’s Sea World Helicopter
’s Gold Coast operations as a part of their due diligence and safety assurance oversight program. More recently, AvLaw have assisted Sea World in their proactive development and enhancement of their Safety Management Systems to exceed all CASA regulatory requirements and achieve world best practice safety and compliance systems. AvLaw’s assigned client-specific consultant is generally regarded as one of Australia’s most experienced rotary operational and regulatory specialist.
Foreign Operators’ AOC and TSP application
Jakarta-based international airline, Sriwijaya Air, retained AvLaw on the basis of their proven expertise of having conducted comprehensive safety and compliance audits across their entire operations. The specific and ongoing assignment required AvLaw to assist Sriwijaya in attaining an Australian Foreign Air Operators’ Certificate (FOAC) and aviation security approvals for their expanding international air services. As the airline’s appointed agent in Australia, AvLaw arranged and submitted all regulatory applications and assisted in reviewing and recommending revisions to enable minimal changes to the company’s existing operational documentation so as to satisfy the Australian regulatory requirements. AvLaw has been further retained to conduct safety audits of their subsidiary airline in Indonesia, Nam Air.