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R D Collins & Associates Consulting Services for the Aviation Industry

R D Collins & Associates was established in 2006 and is a consultancy business with the expertise to offer an effective service to the aviation industry. It also offers services to other transport industries.

Whether the brief requires solutions for significant safety issues or innovative organisational initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness, or just general industry advice, our team is equipped to deliver added value solutions on time and to the highest standard.

Aviation safety regulation expertise

The business was established by Robert (Rob) Collins. Rob is a former airline and general aviation pilot with extensive industry knowledge and experience.

He also has considerable experience as an aviation safety regulator, having served with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in an operational role for 16 years prior to his resignation in 2006. Rob served for seven years as a member of the CASA executive management team.

Although Rob is the principle consultant, he has a number of highly qualified associates who assist as required. The business has access to all aviation or related competencies.

Customised consultancy for the aviation industry

We understand that standard templates and methodologies do not always provide a solution that completely suits your business needs. A solution must be appropriate to the operation to ensure that it’s sustainable and delivers the best possible outcomes.

Initially we meet with our clients to understand the issues and their expectations. We aim to:

  • Define the terms of reference
  • Contextualise and understand the issues
  • Commence fact finding
  • Explore opportunities
  • Examine any constraints
  • Discover where you see your operation being in the future

We will then undertake fact finding by:

  • Examining documents
  • Talking to management, staff and customers
  • Workplace testing
  • Seeking other aviation models, work and safety practices

Our consultants carefully examine the facts to look for trends and patterns. Often the issues are simple but have deeper causes. Thorough understanding of the context and the facts are an essential element in the process. Some projects also require an examination of international rules, policies and procedures to discover the world’s best aviation practice.

The final part of the process is delivering a report. R D Collins & Associates pride themselves on the quality and clarity of these documents. They include a description of the methodology, clear presentation of the facts, thoughtful analysis, logical conclusions, options if applicable, and a concise recommendation.

Advisory and consulting services for the aviation industry

We have significant experience and a demonstrated capability to provide thoughtful advice on all aviation industry issues.

An alliance of R D Collins & Associates and Rosetta Consulting is pleased to offer executive search and recruitment services to government agencies and corporate organisations in professional, specialised industries. We are able to offer strategic perspective, first-hand senior management experience, contextual knowledge and a unique capability to assist employers to find the best candidate for a vacant role, and assist job applicants to find rewarding and fulfilling placements.

Aviation regulation matters

R D Collins & Associates has the capability to provide advice on all corporate governance in an aviation context. Corporate governance consists of a number of important elements. Unfortunately, many aviation companies only think of monitoring performance when corporate governance is mentioned. Many safety issues are indirectly caused by deficiencies in corporate governance. Regulators have recognised this and have either strengthened corporate governance regulatory requirements or commenced management safety systems auditing. We have provided advice which has improved safety and efficiency.

R D Collins & Associates have undertaken a number of projects to improve safety outcomes for industry clients. We also have the capability to assist the aviation industry with its dealings with government agencies, including local, state and federal government.

Executive management and coaching

The company has significant experience in executive management; a review of our full credentials on the R D Collins & Associates website will indicate the depth of that experience. We have provided advice to the public and private sector.

R D Collins & Associates offer executive coaching to managers of all industries. The coaching process aims to improve the coachee’s professional and personal lives which in turn contribute to the person’s effectiveness within an organisation. Coaching is a collaborative relationship designed to optimise the coachee’s full potential.

We consistently deliver outcomes which exceed our client’s expectations. We invite you to visit our website and contact us for a timely response to your enquiry from one of our experienced team members.

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Rob Collins Publishes New Book on Safety Management

'Safety Management without the Mumbo Jumbo' is a new book about how to manage safety in any business.

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9 February 2012

'Safety Management without the Mumbo Jumbo' is a new book about how to manage safety in any business.

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PO Box 339





+61 448 169 412

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