Aviation Australia joins Greenbird

World-class training organisation joins Greenbird push for AAM

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry collaboration platform, Greenbird welcomes aviation training organisation, Aviation Australia.

Aviation Australia is owned by the Queensland State Government and offers training courses in engineering, cabin crew, pilot and remote pilot. It is the only basic aircraft maintenance training organisation in Australia that is both Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved.

The next era of aviation technology will include advanced air mobility, and as every airborne technology is reliant on well-trained and skilled technicians and crew, Aviation Australia is preparing now by embarking on a strategic initiative to develop the training solutions for the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers, pilots, remote piloted aircraft systems pilots, and crew.

With the addition of Aviation Australia, Greenbird now has 16 ecosystem partners, including AVISTRA, Aviation Projects, Skyports (UK), Archerfield Airport Corporation, Griffith University, AMSL Aero, Nautilus Aviation, Aviator Group, h2 energy company, Electro.Aero, AvLogix Solutions, FlyFreely, Sigma Aerospace, Swan River Seaplanes and Quickstep.

Greenbird expects to announce additional partners in the coming weeks.

Greenbird Managing Director, Sara Hales said, “We are pleased to welcome Aviation Australia to the Greenbird team.”

She said, “Australia has a significantly skilled aviation workforce already. It is essential to develop training systems for essential personnel who can support safe and continuous operations in a new era of aviation. The training capabilities of organisations like Aviation Australia will be crucial to the development of a robust, fit-for-purpose advanced air mobility ecosystem, and to ensure that young Australians can take part in an exciting phase of aviation history.”

Aviation Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Bill Horrocks said, “Aviation Australia recognises the value of playing a part in Greenbird’s industry-wide approach to making new and emerging technologies a reality.”

He said, “The challenge of evolving new and emerging aviation technologies into the commercial realm requires a new generation of skilled technicians spanning an ever more complex array of structural, avionics and mechanical engineering skills sets. These skills are an essential part of ensuring the aviation industry delivers high levels of serviceability and uncompromising safety in skies which will become increasingly congested.”

Mr Horrocks said, “Engagement within this ecosystem and partnership with Greenbird is a fundamentally important step in the development of AAM and is perfectly aligned with Aviation Australia’s strategic priority to lead the provision of the essential skills required to support new and emerging technologies.”

Greenbird is bringing together international expertise and local supply chain partners to develop and enable local industry capability in the AAM sector. The industry is ready and backing the push for AAM in Australia.

Led by trusted airport and aviation industry advisors, AVISTRA, Greenbird is dedicated to facilitating the entry and growth of the AAM industry in Australia.

For more information on Greenbird, please visit: greenbird.aero



Aviation Australia is a world-class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets.

Aviation Australia prides itself in training excellence, offering courses in engineering, cabin crew, pilot and remote pilot training to aspiring individuals looking to pursue a career in the aviation industry. For those already leading a successful career, Aviation Australia provides the opportunity to upskill or gain professional development, with a variety of short courses to further advance within the industry.

For more information, please visit: www.aviationaustralia.aero

Bill Horrocks CSC - Chief Executive Officer, Aviation Australia | Bill.Horrocks@aviationaustralia.aero | +61 (7) 3860 0902


Greenbird is a team of world-leading aviation organisations and incredible Australian businesses, working together to support the establishment of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in Australia. Led by experienced and trusted aviation industry advisors, AVISTRA, Greenbird will facilitate collaboration between industry partners, research institutions and government to further the commercialisation of emerging sustainable aviation technologies in Australia.

This best practice approach will result in the development of a safe, integrated and scalable ecosystem that will advance sustainable aviation, drive economic outcomes, and increase community accessibility and engagement.

Sara Hales – Managing Director, AVISTRA | sara.hales@avistra.aero | 0434 570 152