Avlaw Aviation Consulting provided specialist support to CASA to assist the Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) with a review of the existing airspace at multiple Australian aerodromes across the country. The project was phased over three stages, with Geraldton, Pilbara, Mt Isa, Emerald, Devonport, Fortescue Dave Forrest, Ballina-Byron and the Pilbara included encapsulating the scope of the review which formed an important part of the OAR’s ongoing management of airspace.
Aviation Operations Specification Development
The Queensland Government, as part of its review of their air safety requirements used for engaging air charter services, issued a specialist tender. In a highly competitive field, Avlaw Aviation Consulting was retained as the consultant to examine and make safety standard recommendations for the Queensland Government to use when engaging air charter operators. Avlaw Aviation Consulting participated and facilitated a fact-finding workshop with all key government stakeholders to assess the diverse and specialist nature of its air services requirements. On the basis of information gained and ongoing consultation with the various government departments and agencies utilising these services, under very tight time constraints, Avlaw Aviation Consulting was able to develop a detailed Aviation Operations Specification (AOS), which was used as the basis for subsequent government air services tenders to ensure the requisite safety and compliance standards were met and to provide a high level of consistency of standards across all government agencies that contracted air services operators.
Benchmarking the Facilitation of Passengers at Australian International Airports
The objective of this project was to assess the passenger facilitation product offering at Australian international airports and benchmark how they compare against airports from competitor nations. The analysis included research into global passenger facilitation best practices, analysis of the gaps in Australia’s product offering and recommendations for improvement. The scope of the report also included research into the availability or access to established products and processes including SmartGate, Fast Track options, security screening and signage.
Aircraft Compliance Audits
Aircraft compliance audits of aircraft operators providing aviation firefighting services to the Victoria State Government.
Overview of the integration of RPAS into NSW RFS Operations
Provided an overview to the NSW RFS of the steps and processes required to potentially utilise small to medium sized RPAS for their operations.
Ongoing aviation consultancy services
Development of the aviation operations specifications for aviation services utilised by the Northern Territory Government including the introduction of requirements for operators inducted onto the Northern Territory Government’s Panel of Operators. Compliance audits conducted on operators on the Panel.
Department of Defence
As part of a major review of the Commonwealth Government’s airworthiness and engineering requirements for its fleet of state aircraft, a tender was issued for a specialist aviation consultancy firm. This highly competitive long-term contract was awarded to Avlaw Aviation Consulting primarily on the basis of Avlaw Aviation Consulting having demonstrated extensive experience and familiarity in dealing with airworthiness and engineering regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration and CASA’s new regulations. The first (four month) phase of the project involved a detailed analysis, assessment and gap analysis across all three regulatory regimes (CASA/EASA/FAA) of Part 145 Maintenance Organisations and Part 42 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO). The final phase of the project required a detailed qualitative technical assessment of the respective advantages and disadvantages of each set of regulation and recommendations as to the adoption of which rule set provided the safest and most cost effective solution.
Department of Health NT
Conduct of aviation compliance audits for aviation operators on the Department of Health Panel of Operators.