Aerospace Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Aerospace IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturing, civilian aircraft repair and maintenance and military aircraft repair and maintenance.

These qualifications are in the MEA Aeroskills Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Aerospace IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation IBSA Manufacturing. For more information visit IBSA Manufacturing.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.  

The AISC has approved the following members for the Aerospace IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type  Jurisdiction
Individual Expert Chartair Ben Watkins Member NT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Aviation Maintenance Repair Overhaul Business Association Ken Cannane Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Defence Lynda Douglas Member ACT
Union Australian Workers' Union (AWU) Mark Fagan Member NSW
Individual Expert NQ Aviation Services Mary Brown Member Qld
Union Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) Matt Murphy Member NSW
Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Michael McGill Member ACT
Union Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) Paul Baxter Member QLD
Individual Expert BAE Systems Robert McNeil Deputy Chair NSW
Employer/Enterprise QANTAS Airways  Russell Burgess Chair  NSW
Union Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association Stephen Re Member NSW
Individual Expert SM TAFE Progressive Aviation Solutions Steven Wright Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Jet Aviation Australia Warren Bossie Member NSW