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Aviation Australia Expands Training Capabilities in Western Australia


Aviation Australia’s training capabilities in Western Australia continue to grow with permanent staff being established in Perth, along with new practical training aids and additional class rooms.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Instructor, Tony Burnard, joined Aviation Australia in January this year, which is the first time the company has had an employee permanently based in Perth. Tony will coordinate and deliver both basic and type training at Aviation Australia’s Perth facilities, and will be a key point of contact for all Western Australian partners.

“Tony will certainly be an asset for the growth and development of our Perth business, bringing to the team an extensive training background with specialised skills in Avionics,” said Mark Thompson, Aviation Australia Technical Training Manager.

Starting out in the Royal Airforce as an Avionics Engineer working on fixed and rotary winged aircraft, Tony moved to Australia 13 years ago and secured his first role with Airflite in Perth. He worked on a PC9 training aircraft before transitioning into the training sector. He commenced teaching ground school to pilots, as well as continuing to share his knowledge of avionics. His most recent role was with BAE Systems Australia working on Hawk 127 aircraft before securing a position at Aviation Australia.

“The exciting thing about avionics is that technology is forever growing, constantly changing the aviation industry and how we work on aircraft,” Tony said.

Aviation Australia are now seeking a skilled mechanical instructor to join and support Tony Burnard in delivering training to the WA aviation industry.

In addition, our practical training aids at the Perth Aviation Australia facility have also been improved with the arrival of a Bell 206 helicopter and a new electrical training bench. This gives Aviation Australia the full capability for Part 66 licence B1 Licence exclusion removal training.

Demand for high quality aviation training resulting in regulatory outcomes in Perth is strong and continuing to grow. As such, an additional class room has been established, which doubles the capacity for theory training.

Aviation Australia is committed to being a leading provider of aviation training in Western Australia and helping to shape the future generation of the region’s aircraft maintenance engineers.

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