Aerospace Industry Reference Committee

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:

Organisation Type or Category Organisation or Area of Expertise Representative State/Territory/National
Employer/ Peak organisation/ Association


Qantas Airways Limited Russell Burgess (Chair) NSW
Aviation Maintenance Repair Overhaul Business Association (AMROBA) Ken Cannane NSW
Regional Aviation Association of Australia  Vacant  
Department of Defence Lynda Douglas ACT   
Small or regional airline operator Chartair Ben Watkins NT


Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association Stephen Re NSW
Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Paul Baxter QLD
Communication Electrical & Plumbing Union – Electrical Trades Division Matt Murphy NSW
Australian Workers’ Union Mark Fagan NSW
Government Regulator Civil Aviation Safety Authority Michael McGill ACT
Industry Expertise Enterprises engaged in military aircraft repair and maintenance, including defence contract work Robert McNeil (Deputy Chair) NSW
Warren Bossie NSW
Aviation maintenance repair enterprise Mary Brown QLD
Aviation maintenance repair enterprise - from SA or WA Steven Wright WA