Aviation Projects has provided assistance to the Wagner Group from the initial planning approval through to the construction and operation of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and continues to provide valuable ongoing advice and support.
Aviation Projects provided expert advice and guidance on a range of matters including the preparation of initial demand forecasts and scope of aircraft operations, concept layouts, concept airspace and aircraft flight paths and consideration of various other planning and operations matters. They have also provided advice on aeronautical infrastructure requirements and costs and operational advice on a variety of matters. Aviation Projects was able to assist with the introduction and ongoing operation of B747-800F aircraft by preparing a safety case that was approved by CASA.
Managing Director, Keith Tonkin, is thoroughly professional in all of his work and takes pride in providing a tailored solution that considers all aspects of a client’s strategic intent, including the short and long term implications of various recommended actions.
Aviation Projects has been integral to the success of our airport and continues to be a valued advisor to our business.
Jarrod has a working career almost entirely devoted to the aviation industry. In his most recent role Jarrod was an Aviation Compliance Specialist for a leading global resources company based in Perth. He provided technical oversight for all of the aviation activities in the business ensuring that aviation operations were conducted in accordance with company aviation principals (Basic Aviation Risk Standard) and legislative requirements. His scope of responsibility included operation of two company owned certified aerodromes, oversight and governance of excluded RPA, technical and commercial oversight of high-capacity charter operations as well as the management of ad-hoc/non-routine type aviation activities ranging from rotary-wing geophysical survey to corporate jet charter for Executive management.
Jarrod spent almost four years employed by an aerodrome management and consultant company based in Perth. His roles ranged from Engineering Assistant (assisting with Aerodrome Technical Inspections and major aerodrome works), aerodrome consultant (assisting aerodrome operators with safety cases, MOWP and compliance-related activities including initial Certification) and Operations Manager. This involved the operation of six service contracts to manage aerodromes throughout Australia. Jarrod led a team of Aerodrome Managers, Reporting Officers, aircraft refuellers, compliance specialists and aerodrome trainers in the delivery of aerodrome management to both mining and council-operated aerodromes, managing 25 direct reports and actively contributing to company business development opportunities.
Jarrod enjoys when working with organisations to identify improvements and efficiencies in their business, and facilitating safe and effective pathways within the legislative framework to enhance aviation operations.
Particular strengths include :
- Detailed understanding of many facets of the aviation sector
- Exceptional communication skills, specifically the ability to connect with a wide variety of stakeholders from airline Head of Flight Operations to regulatory personnel and front-line operational staff
- Strong technical and business-style writing
- Ability to simultaneously manage a wide variety of projects
- PANS-OPS (Procedures for Air Navigation Service Operations) Awareness
- Aviation Coordinator Course – Flight Safety Foundation
- ICAM Lead Investigator
- Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor
- Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
- Aerodrome Reporting/Works Safety Officer
- Commercial Pilot License
- Studied Bachelor of Science (Aviation) – Edith Cowan University (Incomplete pending Instrument Rating)