Bringing the best of industry and academia together.

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The School of Aviation provides a range of services to support industry, ranging from short-term consultancy to longer-term contract research. We are also able to provide tailored short-courses either specifically for an individual client's needs, or within the scope of the MScTech (Aviation) Program. The School's skilled and experienced staff are able to provide leading-edge expertise in a wide-range of areas including:

  • accident and incident investigation
  • air traffic control
  • airline management and planning
  • airport operations
  • airport planning
  • aviation rescue and firefighting
  • aviation security
  • crew resource management (CRM)
  • cultural factors
  • emergency planning
  • human factors
  • meteorology
  • safety management systems.

One of the things that makes the UNSW connection attractive is our ability to bring together experts from across a broad range of disciplines. The UNSW campus includes specialists in risk management, toxicology, fatigue, tourism, aeronautical engineering and atmospheric modelling, to name a few.

Consulting work can be undertaken either as pure consulting services (through the UNSW Unisearch Arm) or as contract research (through Unisearch or the Research Office) and may attract significant taxation concessions for the client, depending upon the type of work involved.

Longer term projects could be funded through the Australian Research Council's Linkage Scheme or through the provision of an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) for a PhD student. Both schemes provide a generous level of support from the Government to match industry contributions.

If you would like to discuss ways in which the Aviation School may be able to help your business succeed, please contact us directly.

Dr Ian Douglas
Aviation/airline management
Tel: +61 2 9385 6767

Dr Richard CL Wu
Airline management/performance
Tel: +61 2 9385 4191

Dr Brett Molesworth
Human factors and safety
Tel: +61 2 9385 6757

Emeritus Prof Jason Middleton
Tel: +61 2 9385 6747

Emeritus Prof Ann Williamson
Human factors, fatigue
Tel: +61 2 9385 4599

Dr Tay T.R. Koo
Aviation toursim
Tel: +61 2 9385 6737