Foster - Aeronautical Mechanic - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Martin Foster

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Aeronautical Mechanic


Rotary wing Aeronautical Mechanical Engineer - Bell 206-B1 (Trained, experienced, endorsed)
-Bell UH-1H (Experience)
- S 70A Blackhawk (Trained, experienced, endorsed)
-MRH 90 (Experienced)
ARH Tiger (Experienced)
C47H Chinook (Experience)
Lynx Mk7 & 9 (Experience)

Maintenance Scheduler for upto 25 fleet aircraft.
Aviation Governance Inspector for the ADF.
Consultancy to Australian Defence.
Qualified in use of numerous weapons including personal and crew serv weaponry.

Work History

Deputy Maintenance System Manager

Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd

From September 2010

With a comprehensive understanding of CASA and ADF policies and procedures specialising in aircraft maintenance the Deputy Maintenance System Manager (Aerospace) is responsible to the Business Unit Manager (Aerospace), through the Discipline Lead Maintenance, for ensuring all Raytheon Australia maintenance programs comply with all necessary Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Military Regulations as detailed in the individual contracts.

Keep up to date with regulatory requirements for the aviation, maritime and land based maintenance contracts for Raytheon Australia to ensure compliance with all regulations.

Work closely with the Aero-skills Training Lead to ensure Human Factors and Maintenance Error Management training is developed and presented continually to maintain a positive, proactive focus on reducing maintenance related error across the company.

Work closely with the Business Development & Research Team to provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) advise during the bid development process.

Champion the development of a copy wide Maintenance Incident Investigation Reporting System.

Deputy Maintenance Discipline Lead


September 2010 - September 2010

Specialist Consultant


January 2008 - January 2010

GHD is an international network of professional and technical consultants serving clients in the global markets of water, energy & resources, environment, property & buildings, and transportation.

Specialist Consultant

With a comprehensive understanding of ADF policies and procedures specialising in aircraft maintenance and training, a specialist consultant provides a level of service to ensure the client is provided with professional support and advice.

Transition Co-ordinator for Multi Role Helicopter

Australian Aerospace

January 2007 - January 2008

Australian Aerospace assembles, supplies and maintains military and civil aircraft for the Australian and export markets. Australian Aerospace is assembling and testing 18 of the 22 Tiger ARH helicopters and 42 of the 46 MRH90 troop lift helicopters for the Australian Army. The Management Team for the MRH90 Project is based in Brisbane and the assembly of these aircraft in Australia will be made at the same facility used for the ARH Tiger. The first four MRH90's will be assembled in France whilst the remaining MRH90's will be assembled at the Brisbane facility.

Transition Coordinator

With a comprehensive understanding of ADF and commercial aircraft maintenance and engineering policy and practices, the Transition Coordinator is responsible to the Programs Transition and Airworthiness Manager for providing technical and administrative support to the Transition and Airworthiness Team.

WO Aircraft 16 BDE HQ


January 2004 - January 2005

Maintainer Aircraft Systems


January 1990 - January 1993

Worked way up through the ranks from Craftsman to Warrant Officer Class One.
Worked on Kiowa, Black Hawk, UH1H, Porter, Nomad aircraft.
Retired as ASM RAEME Aircraft Maintenance School.


Australian Army

February 1983 - September 2007

Quality Assurance Manager - Aviation Support Group Workshop. Reporting to the Managing Director, responsible for the day-to-day management of aviation maintenance and quality assurance programs.

Led teams with responsibility to maintain all major aircraft systems for the Black Hawk and Iroquois aircraft types, including turbines, airframe, icing and de-icing, flight control surfaces, wheeled and skidded undercarriages, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Maintenance Audit Inspector - A highly mobile Defence business, Headquarters 16 Brigade provides aviation technical control, logistic management, safety and operational command in support of Army’s aviation capability. Reporting to the General Manager of Maintenance Standards, worked alongside the Directorate General of Technical Airworthiness to conduct a program of comprehensive maintenance audits.

Maintenance Planning Manager – Aviation Support Group Workshop. Led a team of maintenance specialists with responsibilities encompassing quality assurance, servicing, repair and troubleshooting of avionics, aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and rotor systems.

Aviation Support Group Workshop - Maintenance Control Section. Led a team of maintenance scheduling specialists with responsibilities encompassing quality assurance, scheduling of Planned Aircraft, Aircraft Component and System maintenance.

Liaison with Specific Aircraft System Project Offices, internal and external customers and contractors.

Various ranging from Aircraft technician through to ASM of the aviation workshop

Australian Army

February 1983 - September 2007

24 years service in Australian Army in Artillery and RAEME.

Qualifications & Certifications




University of Southern Queensland

Para Vista High

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