With the Commonwealth Government’s focus perceived to be squarely on the survival of our major airlines, thousands of General Aviation businesses across Australia are left with challenges that are both unprecedented, and potentially devastating. Now, AOPA Australia has announced the creation of the ‘AOPA Australia Charter & Flight Training Industry Advisory Group’, to give an ‘urgent, single voice’ to an industry fighting for its very existence.
The group will consist of broad-based representation across all sectors of GA, including flight training organisations (including RAAus schools), charter operators and maintenance organisations to bring together a package of urgent, medium term and ongoing reforms to help save the arguably far less public face of aviation, from collapse.
With the need for a breadth of experience across a wide range of disciplines, AOPA Australia will assemble a team co-chaired by Executive Corporate Partner and Senior Base Manager at Panorama Airways, Ms Tammy Camilleri and RAAus Board Member & Flight School operator, Mr Alan Middleton.
According to AOPA Australia, both individuals are respected industry experts with a deep understanding of the regulatory and operational environment in GA and recreational aviation in Australia – and of the short and longer-term needs of the industry more broadly.
“I am looking forward to working with my co-chair Alan Middleton, in seeking to understand the concerns of our charter and flight training industry partners. Through the AOPA Australia panel, i hope that we can quickly be position to help provide clear guidance and advice. I join Ben in warmly inviting our charter and flight training colleagues to participate in this initiative.”, said Mrs Tammy Camilleri.
Charter, flight training and maintenance organisations are invited to register their participation, to the following contacts;
Chairperson – Charter & Flight Training Advisory Group
Mobile: 0409 868 380
Chairperson – Recreational Flight Training Advisory Group
Mobile: 0407 356 948
Chairperson – Maintenance Industry Advisory Group
Mobile: 0408 029 329