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Services and Expertise

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Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 technical expertise.

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Analysis of operational and strategic roles of airport infrastructure.

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Assessment of operational and regulatory requirements in respect of associated rules and procedures.

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Quality assurance and audit assessments.

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Safety management and workplace health and safety.

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Airport design and development including runways, taxiways, aprons and safety areas.

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Airport obstacle limitation surface design and evaluation.

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Gap analysis assessments.

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Operational safety policy development and review.

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Airport inspections and deficiency reporting.

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Risk assessments and aeronautical studies.

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Hazard identification.

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Incident investigation and review.

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Airport emergency planning and exercise facilitation.

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Airport wildlife hazard management.

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones).

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Preparation of Method of Works Plans for safety management of airside works.

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Project management.

Consultancy services for Airports Airlines General Aviation Aero Clubs Aircraft Owners Drone Operators

Jason Russell

Jason RussellPrincipal Consultant

A proactive and highly motivated aviation professional with over 13 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Jason Russell

Principal Consultant

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Jason provides consulting and auditing services to airports and other aviation organisations, including as an associate to other consultancies.

Prior to starting Averco, Jason had been the Airport Manager of Kapiti Coast Airport for eight years up until the end of 2019. This role encompassed accountability for the management of safety and security for all Kapiti Coast Airport operations including ownership of all airside and landside activities, maintenance of airport design requirements, conformance with quality assurance obligations, and compliance with all applicable Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations and requirements, in particular with the sections of Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 (Aerodromes) and appropriate Advisory Circulars.

In this time Jason was involved with various projects including construction of the airport’s Flight Information Service tower, relocation of the Kapiti Aero Club clubhouse and hangars, redesign of grass runways and taxiways, maintenance of obstacle limitation surfaces, and managed airport related matters that supported adjacent commercial property development.

Jason has built and maintained key business relationships with commercial interests, the Civil Aviation Authority, Airways NZ, airlines, aircraft operators, consultants, contractors, surveyors, local businesses, local and regional councils, emergency services, and industry partners including providing guidance and support to various other airports.

Jason has a number of years flying experience as previously a flying instructor at the International Aviation Academy of NZ and the Kapiti Aero Club, and commercial pilot for skydiving operations in Taupo. He holds a Commercial Pilots Licence with Instructor Rating, and has aircraft type ratings on various single and twin-engine fixed-wing aircraft, with in excess of 1,400 hours flight time experience.

Jason’s qualifications include Aviation Quality & Safety Systems Lead Auditor (ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 19011), Aviation Risk Management (Aerosafe), and Management of Critical Risks: Bow Tie Fundamentals (Impac). Jason also has a National Certificate in Automotive Engineering.

Aviation Experience

Aviation Experience

Aviation Consultant

Averco Ltd

Based on the Kapiti Coast

  • 2019 +

Professional consultancy services for airports and other aviation organisations, including Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 technical expertise; assessment of operational and regulatory requirements in respect of associated rules and procedures; quality assurance, safety management, and auditing; analysis of operational and strategic roles of airport infrastructure; airport obstacle limitation surface design and evaluation; airport emergency planning and exercise facilitation; and short and fixed term aviation related contracting services.

Academy Manager & Flight Instructor

Kapiti Aero Club

Kapiti Coast Airport

  • 2011

Management of recruitment, development and training of Academy students; maintenance and development of the Flight Training Quality System, theory subject lectures and material.

Provided flight and theory instruction to local and international students from having no flight experience to gaining their Private Pilot Licence through to a Commercial Pilot Licence and Cross Country experience.

Flight Instructor

International Aviation Academy of New Zealand

Christchurch International Airport

2006 – 2008

Full time Flight Instructor.

Provided flight and theory instruction to local and international students from having no flight experience to gaining their Private Pilot Licence through to a Commercial Pilot Licence and Cross Country experience.

Lectured PPL and CPL General Aircraft Technical Knowledge to both Academy and Aero Club students.

  • Commercial Pilot Licence.
  • IFR Multi-Engine Instrument Rating.
  • C-Category Instructor Rating.

Airport Manager

Kapiti Coast Airport

Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

  • 2011 – 2019

Accountability for the management of safety and security for all Kapiti Coast Airport operations. The role encompassed ownership of all airside and landside activities, ensuring adherence to all applicable Civil Aviation Rules and Advisory Circulars; conformance with quality assurance requirements; in depth management of health & safety in the workplace; development and implementation of safety management systems; risk assessment and management; staff, asset and facilities management; compliance, reporting and analysis; leadership and relationship management; financial and budgetary management; and involvement in a number of special projects.

Commercial Pilot

Helicopter Services BOP Ltd

Taupo Tandem Skydiving, Freefall Skydive, and Skydive Taupo

Taupo Airport

  • 2008 – 2009

Skydive Drop Pilot. Flew for all 3 skydiving companies in Taupo at the time.

Basic Gas Turbine and Skydiving Drop Ratings. Efficient with GPS tracking, and skydiving drop procedures, aircraft trend analysis, aircraft towing and fuel tankers.

Aviation Consultant

Averco Ltd

Based on the Kapiti Coast

  • 2019 +

Professional consultancy services for airports and other aviation organisations, including Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 technical expertise; assessment of operational and regulatory requirements in respect of associated rules and procedures; quality assurance, safety management, and auditing; analysis of operational and strategic roles of airport infrastructure; airport obstacle limitation surface design and evaluation; airport emergency planning and exercise facilitation; and short and fixed term aviation related contracting services.

Airport Manager

Kapiti Coast Airport

Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

  • 2011 – 2019

Accountability for the management of safety and security for all Kapiti Coast Airport operations. The role encompassed ownership of all airside and landside activities, ensuring adherence to all applicable Civil Aviation Rules and Advisory Circulars; conformance with quality assurance requirements; in depth management of health & safety in the workplace; development and implementation of safety management systems; risk assessment and management; staff, asset and facilities management; compliance, reporting and analysis; leadership and relationship management; financial and budgetary management; and involvement in a number of special projects.

Academy Manager & Flight Instructor

Kapiti Aero Club

Kapiti Coast Airport

  • 2011

Management of recruitment, development and training of Academy students; maintenance and development of the Flight Training Quality System, theory subject lectures and material.

Provided flight and theory instruction to local and international students from having no flight experience to gaining their Private Pilot Licence through to a Commercial Pilot Licence and Cross Country experience.

Commercial Pilot

Helicopter Services BOP Ltd

Taupo Tandem Skydiving, Freefall Skydive, and Skydive Taupo

Taupo Airport

  • 2008 – 2009

Skydive Drop Pilot. Flew for all 3 skydiving companies in Taupo at the time.

Basic Gas Turbine and Skydiving Drop Ratings. Efficient with GPS tracking, and skydiving drop procedures, aircraft trend analysis, aircraft towing and fuel tankers.

Flight Instructor

International Aviation Academy of New Zealand

Christchurch International Airport

2006 – 2008

Full time Flight Instructor.

Provided flight and theory instruction to local and international students from having no flight experience to gaining their Private Pilot Licence through to a Commercial Pilot Licence and Cross Country experience.

Lectured PPL and CPL General Aircraft Technical Knowledge to both Academy and Aero Club students.

  • Commercial Pilot Licence.
  • IFR Multi-Engine Instrument Rating.
  • C-Category Instructor Rating.

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

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Jason Russell

021 782 784

jason@averco.nz