With unparalleled experience and a commitment to exceeding our clients expectations, Air Traffic Solutions delivers a comprehensive range of Air Traffic Management Services that facilitate Efficient, Safe, Secure and Responsible Operations for the Aviation industry world wide.
We assist with Airspace Design including Aerodrome obstacle safeguarding calculation, Instrument Flight Procedure development, and advice (under the umbrella on a CASA Part 173 MOS certified provider), flight path segregation and deconfliction, Heliport obstacle safeguarding (including approach/departure path planning) and One Engine Inoperative departure path planning.
Advocacy and Lobbying
Our teams long established and respected relationships with the key industry, government and service providers enables us to streamline and expedite changes to support your business.
Environmental Impact Studies
Environmental Impact Studies to meet the requirements of airspace change proposals can be provided by qualified industry professionals.
We have the expertise and knowledge to provide Airport Operators with a comprehensive Airspace Study to ascertain actual airspace requirements and service provision required
Concept of Operation Development
Our staff have expert knowledge in the development of Concept of Operations documents to assist with product selection processes
We are able to provide either procedure updates or new procedure development to support the introduction of new systems.
Providing the ultimate in convenience, ATS has the resources to deliver online training modules that support regulatory requirements, such as DAMP, WHS and can expertly tailor training solutions to meet the specific professional development needs of your business.
Highly regarded industry safety specialists are available to ensure all regulatory and customer specific Safety Management System requirements are met.
System Adaptation Development
Our team are highly experienced and regarded experts in the development of system adaption requirements and end user HMI
System Commissioning Support
We are able to provide full support for system commissioning, including training and technical support.
Technical Planning, Development + Integration
We are able to provide the expertise to fully plan and deploy complex technical systems. Whether your needs are a greenfield site or retrofitting an existing facility, our people have the skills needed for a successful transition.
Training Needs Analysis + Delivery
Our team can carefully assess current skills against new system requirements and plan and deliver the necessary targeted training required.
Transition Planning + Implementation
Our team are highly skilled in all facets of operational and technical transition planning, development and implementation. Our team were involved in the recent highly successful transition of Gold Coast Tower from legacy ATC equipment to state of the art INTAS equipment.
User Needs / Requirements Analysis
Our team are highly experienced in the interpretation of user needs, and the application of these needs into system requirements.
ATC Training Software
In conjunction with Visual Vectoring ATS is able to supply and support ATC Training Software for ab-initio Approach and Enroute Surveillance Training. We can also provide basic training and practice simulation for managing Compromised Separation events, to assist in maintaining the highest ATC standards.
Our team of experts has undergone extensive training, including operational ‘on the job training’ and Workplace Assessor Qualifications. This has allowed us to deliver high-level training, service and consultancy of Air Traffic Management to our clients. Stationed throughout Australia and the Middle East, we provide unparalleled service and solutions for our clients worldwide.
In addition to the core team at ATS, we have a number of highly experienced associates we can call upon for larger projects that meet our customer’s specific requirements.
FOUNDER | MANAGING DIRECTOR | ATM SPECIALIST
With over 30 years of experience ranging from being a General Aviation Pilot, Military and Civilian Air Traffic Controller, Trainer, Supervisor, Manager and Project Specialist, Mike Lockwood is a highly regarded aviation industry professional.
Mike has extensive experience in ATC tower automation systems, including requirements definition, adaptation development, and operational transition and deployment. Mike leads the team at Air Traffic Solutions and has been the Project Manager for recent ATS projects such as the training design, development and training delivery for the Early Voice Communications System for Airservices, and the AIM System for the Royal Saudi Air Force.
Mike has been leading our team in Timor-Leste for nearly three years, providing critical support to aid in the modernisation of the aviation regulatory and service provision environment
Mike has vast experience delivering training and solutions for ATS clients around the world and is an acknowledged industry expert who will always put clients’ needs foremost in our service provision.
Executive Director I CNS Specialist
Throughout Lyndal’s career, she has worked hard at developing advanced ATC intelligence and has progressed into roles such as ATC, CNS, and ATM Specialist and Project Manager. Most recently Lyndal was involved in the requirements and evaluation of the CMATS Program replacing Australia’s Civil and Military ATM Systems.
Lyndal has a range of tertiary qualifications which strongly support the ATS Training team and ensure not only compliance with regulatory requirements but also that a tailored training program can be developed and delivered to our clients. For over two years Lyndal has been the Project Manager for a cutting edge implementation of ATC Training for a military client. Lyndal also works as part of the Executive Team at Air Traffic Solutions.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-AERODROME OPERATIONS
Jamie is a seasoned aviation professional with a career spanning almost 20 years in the aviation industry, most recently as the Regional Manager, Airports for an Australian International Airline where he managed the resources, budgets and safe operations across a portfolio of twelve Regional and Metropolitan Airports around Australia. Previously, he managed all their International Short Haul ports including in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Jamie brings with him highly relevant experience and knowledge of airport operations and regulatory requirements, developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with multiple and diverse airport authorities, regulatory officials, airline stakeholders, and third-party service providers.
Having worked closely with multiple Regional Airports both domestically and internationally for many years, his success has been based on working closely with airport authorities to deliver a well-executed operation that is not only safe but one that also achieves optimum passenger flow while maintaining the customer experience.
Jamie has managed large scale projects including introducing a new fleet type (A330 wide-body) into the domestic network and was responsible for regulatory requirements including the relationship with CASA, ground resourcing, training, policies and procedures, ground service equipment as well as airport infrastructure.
Also, Jamie lead the design and delivery of complex HR change initiatives in the UK that achieved significant performance improvements, productivity enhancements, and major cultural shifts.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
John has been involved in Australian aviation for over 30 years, and his passion for the industry continues to grow. His experience covers a diverse area of aviation – General Aviation Pilot, Professional Aircrew for Coastwatch (Australian Borderforce), 18 years as a Civilian Air Traffic Controller, Trainer, Supervisor, Manager and Project Specialist, and most recently UAV pilot.
From 2010 to 2013, John played an integral role in setting up the Broome Air Traffic Control Tower service. This included being part of the team that completed the airspace design, ATC procedures design, ATC training and licensing, and first Australian implementation of the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS).
After Broome, John became the Operating Authority for INTAS and Tower Aerodrome equipment and Project Operational Lead. He became an integral member of Airservices Australia’s National Tower Project team to implement INTAS into their last 4 Radar Tower locations.
John is the Managing Director of Adept ATC Consultancy and is currently working on the design and delivery of a sophisticated aviation training package for international clients of Air Traffic Solutions.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-DEFENCE SUPPORT
Group Captain (retd), Forster Breckenridge’s experience as an Engineer and Operational ATC specialist brings an unparalleled level of expertise to the Air Traffic Solutions team. Forster’s expertise in dealing with the highest standards of government and industry are an invaluable asset to our clients in negotiations.
His team leadership skills and role as head of the Royal Australian Air Force ATC Branch, has earned him the position of Negotiation and Advocacy Specialist for ATS, and we’re grateful to have him.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Jamie has a wealth of ATM automation system knowledge. Whether developing source code, adding site adaptation layers or developing interface controls between multiple systems, Jamie has the extensive knowledge to support all aspects of ATM Software design, development, debugging and operational deployment.
Jamie also has extensive experience in operational training delivery and modern simulation use to support ATC operations.
Having extensive worldwide experience and being based in North America, Jamie will be supporting a number of our international contracts.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-TEST AND ENGINEERING
Frank’s experience as both Test Manager and Integration Lead for Airservices Australia’s National Tower Program is unparalleled in complex ATM systems design, development, and deployment.
Frank has been instrumental in the development of the Technical and System Engineering training for the introduction of an advanced Voice Switching system for deployment across Australia.
Frank also provides support to ATS clients across Australia in the areas of system defect rectification, upgrades, and new projects.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-SYSTEM ENGINEERING
Davide has a deep experience in the ATM and Meteorological Domains. He is a highly motivated Project Systems Engineer and Manager with experience in budget, planning, reporting and project communications to provide a flexible, pragmatic, and proactive project support service to programmers and projects.As System Engineer, Davide currently takes care of all the technical aspect for the migration to the new A-SMGCS system for the Paris CDG Airport, where he developed and updated system specifications, monitored and tracked project milestone and deliverables, provided hardware technical solutions and ensured that the system complied with security requirements.As a TSM in the Bulgarian AIM, Davide also takes care of all the technical aspects for the migration from AIS to AIM where his duties included developing and updating project plans, directing and coordinating activities for project personnel, manage budget for the technical personnel and ultimately he was the main interface for client relations and communications.
Marty brings a wealth of operational and management expertise to ATS. His experience in actively managing critical safety decisions against operational needs provides the opportunity for clients to harness these skills into their operational environments
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-PANS OPS AND AIRSPACE
Luke is a highly experienced Air Traffic Controller and has experience in Operational Training and Course Delivery. As a qualified Terminal Instrument Flight Procedure Designer (ICAO PANS-OPS) and a highly qualified ATC, Luke’s experience and operational expertise and detailed technical airspace knowledge provide an outstanding level of service to our clients.
Air Navigation Specialist
Paul has over 25 years experience as an Air Traffic Controller, Team leader, Trainer, Instructor and Manager.
He has extensive Aviation project work experience, including the implementation of ADS-B services into Australia, which introduced the use of surveillance standards for ADS-B equipped aircraft, a world first.
Other project work includes the introduction of NAS, and the AUSOTTS flex track program, which introduced user preferred routes for long haul flights into Australia. Paul has worked closely with Indonesia and was responsible for creating and updating documentation requirements between Australia and Indonesia.
Paul has spent the last decade managing ATC operations with AirServices Australia, which included industry liaison and procedures development. Paul was also seconded to work with Thales on the new Australian ATC system, a joint civil and defence project.
Paul recently worked with the Airbus Zephyr program and helped develop and write trial operating procedures for safe operations in Australian airspace.
Paul also holds a teaching qualification and has taught in the US and UK.
Stephanie is an experienced Air Traffic Controller who managed ATC operations in Sydney Control Tower at Australia’s busiest airport. Stephanie has over a decade of experience in managing change safely within a complex ATM environment, including the application of SMS and Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulatory requirements. Through her robust and evidence-based safety arguments, Stephanie was instrumental in achieving CASA approval of NSW Police Operations within close proximity to Sydney Airport and the removal of the Sydney DVOR which enabled further development at Sydney Airport. Stephanie supports international clients of Air Traffic Solutions through her expertise in safety, practical knowledge as an ATC and an in-depth understanding of Australia’s Air Navigation Service Provider. She is also completing her Master of Systems Engineering in 2021 which will enhance the range of skills available to clients through an in-depth understanding of the principles that shape systems engineering and their implementation through the design, development and application phases.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
With and aviation career spanning over 25 years Andrew brings a depth of knowledge to the ATS Team and our clients. With an extensive range of experience, from ATC to Airline Transport Pilot Licence holder, including extensive industry training experience he is able to provide unparalleled support to our clients. Andrew will initially be concentrating on supporting the introduction of PBN and RNP operations into Dili by providing training to both the regulator and service provider. Passion about improving our industry is at his core, and he will provide significant benefits to all the projects that he works on.
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Working with ATS is a great experience. Thanks to its professional and passionate staff, with a great background and experience in the ATM, DRC is now able to offer a complete set of services to support our clients in all the stage of a project, from the pre-sales up to the after-sale. ATS can reach all the objectives, even the more challenging. Thanks to ATS from DRC staff and hope to keep working together.