ABOUT US

No charter is too big or small at AVMIN, we strive to achieve the seemingly impossible, and make it reality

As Australia’s leader in charter aircraft solutions, AVMIN offers the only true charter concierge service. With a global database of partner operators, AVMIN can land you or your passengers at any airport in the world.

AVMIN is owned by one of the largest travel agencies in the world, the Flight Centre Travel Group. The services we can provide range from supplying small & large turboprop aircraft, helicopters, corporate jets, emergency equipped medevac aircraft, freight aircraft and even commercial sized airliners.

OUR OPERATIONS GLOBALLY

Headquartered in Australia, we have a proven reputation for delivering air charter and medevac solutions across the globe.

PROUDLY WORKING WITH

 

The team

Paul O'Brien

Managing Director

Paul started AVMIN on the back of many successful years working in both commercial airlines and the charter aviation sectors. What started as a small FIFO logistics operation, AVMIN soon became an international aircraft charter and end to end logistics & concierge company. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 12

Amrit Wijesuriya

General Manager

Amrit began his career in Mining Logistics where he created and managed several rural FIFO projects over his 3 year period at Salva Resources. Amrit’s qualifications and experience in business management have led him to his role as General Manager where he oversees the entire air charter operations and commercial side of the business as well as managing our Aviation Safety Policies. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 7

Melissa Rogers

Operations Manager

Melissa began her aviation career working in the commercial sector based out of Brisbane Airport. Responsible for leading the terminal operation and large front line teams, she managed all above wing performance. As the Operations Manager at AVMIN, Melissa is responsible for working with a team of Charter Managers to ensure we are providing tailored charter solutions to clients across multiple portfolios, whilst maintaining industry leading service and performance. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 12

Matt Haigh

Senior Charter Manager

Matt has experience in the aviation industry spanning from theory/practical pilot training, airline operations & commercial and operational experience in aircraft charter logistics. Matts’ role as Manager of JetBidders sees him managing the JetBidders operations team, our global corporate clientele, government contracts as well as ongoing system features & upgrades. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 11

Jez Hedger

Charter Manager

After moving from the United Kingdom, Jez began his aviation career working for one of Australia’s largest airlines managing the efficient ground operations of commercial aircraft. 6 years later, Jez joined the AVMIN team as a charter manager to dedicate his commercial experience to our private sector. Jez prides himself in combining his vast aviation knowledge with building solid customer relationships to provide the best possible charter experience. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 10

Mary Nubla

Charter Coordinator

Prior to joining AVMIN in 2019, Mary was employed by a large multinational corporation to manage the needs of their VIP clientele. She adds a further strength to the AVMIN team in regards to charter concierge services. Mary is well traveled and has previously lived in the Philippines, Japan and is now based in Australia. She also speaks fluent Japanese! YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 1

Debbie Minchenton

Office Manager

Deb has over 20 years’ managerial and administrative experience. She joined AVMIN in early 2014 as an Office Manager after 7 years of managing a staff of 30 in the Property Industry. Deb has a strong accounting background and adds her knowledge and experience to the AVMIN team. She handles all the accounts and supports the positive environment of the AVMIN office. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 4

Carlos Rendon

Senior Software Developer

Carlos has a wide experience as a senior software architect and engineer, developing and leading technological and software solutions for small and large companies not only in Australia but also in South America. He is a passionate and a convinced that through innovation, cutting-edge platforms and an excellent use of agile methodologies, AVMIN will be always at the forefront in the offer of friendly and high-quality web services over the cloud and mobile apps. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 17

Ceddy Mayor

Airport Manager

Born on Thursday Island in the Torres Straits, Ceddy has always worked in and around aviation since he was teenager and has always been fascinated with planes and theory of flight. Started off as a baggage handler for Qantas on Thursday Island and worked his way up to becoming the Security & Emergency Planning Manager for Adelaide International Airport. His aviation Journey consists of Managing Regional and remote airports, Flight Operations, flight Crew Roster Management, Load Controller (Aae) and, has successfully Project Managed various North Queensland airports to Certification Standard meeting CASA CASR Part 139 – Aerodrome Regulations. In 2004 Ceddy completed his Commercial Pilots Licence at the North QLD Aero Club. In short Ceddy jokingly states had he has done most roles in aviation from throwing bags to flying planes and everything in between.

Karen Strange

Airport Manager

Karen's aviation career began in 2002 in Paraburdoo WA. She started as a GHA Ramp agent and her skill set since then has grown to include ARO/WSO duties, aerodrome maintenance, airline operations management - domestic, international and charter, aerodrome management - domestic and international including compliance plan creation and maintenance (BAHMC, TSP, manuals, terminal procedures, ASIC programs etc). Karen also has experience in domestic and international freight, including the acceptance of Major freight and AN124’s. Karen has extensive experience in organising aerodrome works projects, MOWP’s including pavement, ATC/ARFF interface and AGL upgrades. This experience has given her the opportunity to work along side with some awesome people. Karen is self-diagnosed obsessed with aviation! YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 18

Gavin Neville

Airport Manager

Gavin Neville has brought a diverse range of experience to the Cooper Basin Airport Management team. Previous to joining the team Gavin has worked for Qantas Domestic and International divisions as well as In Regional Councils, Mining, Resource, Defence and Civil Airport Operations. Included in this has been training of ground handling staff with numerous aircraft type. YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 20

Ray Oaklands

Airport Manager

Ray started his career in 1999 for Qantas, Fares, Ticketing, Offloads and React Team. Qantas Defence KC-A330 RAAF project. Planning, technical planning, payroll and resource management. Bristow Helicopters in WA. Marshalling, pushbacks, refuelling, hot refuelling, fuel sampling, helicopter presentation, quarantine and ground handling. Civil Construction job. Worked for Airways Aviation Education at the Gold Coast. Worked for Air Niugini. Security at QCLNG project then ARO/Security for ERA for the Ranger Uranium Mine Jabiru. Gold Coast Airport as a WSO. OZ Airports to gain RAAF experience. ISS on the QPT airport as Manager of ARO's. AVMIN Airport Manager.