Aviation Consulting



>There are many other aviation related activities which we consult on and functions we carry out not included under other headings:

  • Design and Implementation of Quality Assurance Systems to ISO 9001:2000
  • Quality Audits
  • Business & Financial Plans

Assistance with legal matters – Edge Aviation has been tasked with providing expert engineering and operational advice to assist operators and the legal profession when dealing with matters before CASA and/or the courts.

General Enquiries – Edge Aviation on a daily basis is called upon by the industry to provide professional advice relating to both flying operations and maintenance organisations.

We pride ourselves in being essentially a ‘one stop’ aviation consulting shop, providing a vast range of professional services.

If you have a product or service requirement that is not listed on this website please ask, because if we can’t provide it (which is unlikely), we may be able to tell you who can provide it.


Aviation Technical ManualsWe produces an extensive range of manuals and associated documentation covering almost every type of flying operation, aircraft maintenance and manufacturing activity. These are all tailored to suit your individual organisation and your particular type of operation, and include (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Operations Manuals (Ultra-lights, Airships to Airlines)
  • Compliance Statements
  • Check & Training for RPT or >5700 kg.
  • RPT Operations
  • Cabin Attendant Manuals
  • Helicopter Operations
  • Agricultural Operations
  • Flying School Operations
  • Helicopter
  • Agricultural Training
  • Principles & Methods of Instruction Manual
  • Preparation of Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL)
  • Maintenance Control Manuals for Class A aircraft (RPT or >5700 kg)
  • Dangerous Goods Manuals
  • Quality Control Manuals (as required by CAR 30 for aircraft maintenance)
  • C of A Issue Procedures Manuals
  • Occupational Health and Safety Manual

Manuals and documents meet the requirements of the latest CAR’s, CASR’s, CAO’s, CAAP’s and where applicable CASA policy.

CAR 35 Services

Edge Aviation (Aust) is also a CASA approved CAR 35 design organisation and undertakes many CAR 35 functions on a large range of aircraft types both fixed and rotary wing. The Edge Aviation Certificate of Approval covers all trades, therefore allowing us the scope to be of even greater assistance when modifications, repairs or the substitute of components crosses more than one trade. The Edge Aviation Chief Design Engineer, Bob MacGillivray has 36 years of aircraft design experience making him one of the most qualified in his field in Australia. His skill, knowledge and experience are respected throughout the aviation industry and within the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia.

  • Aircraft Design – CAR 35 & 36 Design Approval (Certificate of Approval C548627)
  • Supplemental Type Certificates

Aircraft WeighingAircraft Weighing

We are equipped to weigh all aircraft up to 5700 kg, also including helicopters. After weighing of the aircraft is complete new Load Data sheets are prepared and approved as required by CAO 100.7, which is included in the weighing cost. (Weight Control Authority AV-24).

For an additional fee electronic loading systems can prepared for all aircraft types.


Airshow Organisation

West Sale Aerodrome Air Show

In April 2003 West Sale Aerodrome, Victoria was host to the first airshow to be held in the East Gippsland Region for quite some time. Edge Aviation was contracted by the local Council to organise the air display and ensure that all CASA regulatory requirements were met and that the display was conducted in a safe and professional manner. As a result of the success of this air display Edge Aviation was commended by CASA as organising ‘truly one of the best regional Airshows held in Victoria for a very long time’ and that they ‘hoped Edge Aviation was commissioned to manage future Airshows’.

The airshow was a huge success and it is hoped that they will be organised again in the future.

We are available to assist any Council, airport owner or corporate body with any aspect of the organisation of such an event.

Edge Aviation is qualified to act in the capacity of official Display Organiser and Display Co-ordinator as required under the Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR157) and Civil Aviation Order (CAO 29.4).

We are able to fill these roles for you or provide expert advice on the organisation of such a display and the regulatory requirements that must be met in order to satisfy the Civil Aviation Safety Authority that your event will be run in a safe and professional manner giving the highest regard to the participants, the public and property.

Airshows are always an excellent event for attracting visitors to your town, city and aerodrome and often understated in their popularity.

West Sale Aerodrome Air Show PZL Wilga STOL Display

West Sale Aerodrome Air Show West Sale Aerodrome Air Show

Accident Investigation

Ex RAAF CT4 Crash at St Helens Tasmania

We have also been involved in the investigation of several aircraft accidents working in liaison with aviation insurance companies. During this time we liaised with the Victorian State Coroner’s Office. Edge Aviation was contracted to conduct independent investigation along with providing technical reports on the cause of the accident. In some cases this revealed failure of critical components resulting in further action on the part of CASA.

The proper investigation of any aircraft incidents and accidents is important in determining the contributory factors relating to any particular event. It may be that the accident occurred as a result of a failed component for example, that may require further action on behalf of the aircraft manufacturer or CASA to ensure there is not further accidents or incidents of the same nature.


Cessna 172 Crash at Shepparton Victoria Auster MkV Crash at Ballarat Victoria