A/AA Beyond COVID-19

Tue 29 Sep 2020 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
A/AA Beyond COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation and aerospace industry and the work of many individual professionals.  These challenging times have created opportunity for innovation, multidisciplinary collaboration and the re-alignment of the skills of aviation and aerospace professionals to new contexts. It has challenged the way we work and connect with everyone, everywhere. Undoubtedly some innovations and changes will become more permanent. 

The second of the A/AA Beyond COVID-19 Virtual Series will discuss Aerospace Engineering, Maintenance and Manufacturing - Civil Focus. With an overall focus on how the aviation/aerospace industries and organisational landscape will look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.  



/ Tamara Bell | Executive Director at Aviation/Aerospace Australia


/ Allan Thompson | PTC Technical Manager at LEAP Australia
For over 20 years, Allan Thompson has helped companies across Australia & NZ to transform the way they develop, design and service their products using Digital Engineering. He and the team at LEAP Australia have worked with thousands of companies, both big and small and spanning multiple verticals. His expertise has helped companies to successfully implement cutting-edge CAD/CAM/CAE & PLM solutions.  More recently, Allan has focused on how manufacturers can best implement and derive value from Industry 4.0 technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) applied to training, service and operations.

/ Peter Smith | Chief Executive Officer at Bartonvale Technologies 
Bartonvale Technologies is a strategic consultancy specialising in defence and aerospace operated since 1997 by Peter Smith, a nationally and internationally recognised expert on Australian and international strategic planning and implementation.  

Peter's wide career experience on which the consultancy is based includes roles as CEO of major Australian aerospace and defence primes, chair and a director of a number of SMEs, chair and a member of the boards of Australian and international industry associations, and senior governance roles in university and vocational education.

In twenty years of senior level consultancy activity, roles undertaken have included:
Development of strategic plans for companies, governments and industry associations
Customer-specific analysis of Government policy documents
Opportunity identification, and capture planning
Bid and proposal activity
Australian Industry participation options
Contract negotiations
Mergers and acquisitions
Non-executive Board roles
Consultancy services are provided to Australian resident organisations and to overseas clients bidding for Australian contacts.

More speakers to be announced soon! 

Who is invited 

In the spirit of keeping everyone connected, A/AA would like to extend complimentary attendance to all, not limited to our members. 

How to join Beyond COVID-19  

This event will be accessed via WebEx Events. Details will be emailed upon registration. If you need further information please contact us at [email protected] 



A/AA, WA/AA and NGN members have the exclusive opportunity to submit questions before the event. Upon registration you will receive question submission instructions. 

Coming Up 

/ General Aviation, Rotary Wing and Safety 

/ University and training sector 

/ Aerospace Engineering, maintenance and manufacturing - Defence Focus



Aviation/Aerospace Australia

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