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June 2015
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Welcome to our special 10th Anniversary edition of The Maestro, Avinet's regular newsletter that keeps you up to date on the latest features and developments to the Avinet suite of products.

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From the CEO

authorWelcome to our special 10th Anniversary edition of our Avinet newsletter.

It has been a busy few months and not just for the Avinet team but for the aviation industry. Featured below are some of the prevalent topics that are worth a mention:

UK Visit
I attended the combined Heli Expo UK/Aero Expo UK Conference at Sywell Aerodrome as well as the HeliOps Conference at Battersea London during the first week of June. Our Air Maestro solution generated great interest from UK's aviation professionals and enthusiasts at both shows.

Opportunity in Myanmar
Following a successful compliance audit of a customer in Myanmar, Avinet was invited by the Regulator to present Air Maestro to its staff and AOC Holders on the 15th of June. We thought the presentation was successful and we look forward to working with the Myanmar aviation community in the future.

Avinet Welcome & Farewell
We welcome Software Development newcomer, Darshan Shetty to the Avinet team. Darshan has had over 6 years experience in software analysis and development roles. See below for more information about Darshan.

We sadly say goodbye to Admin Assistant Arabelle Turville who brought a youthful flair to the office. We wish her all the best in her new role. If you or someone you know is interested in an admin position with the Avinet team, you can apply here.

On another note, we welcome back Phil Wu who has temporarily re-joined the team as fill-in Admin Assistant. He will only be in the office until 3rd July so make sure you have a chat with him soon.

I hope that you find value in the information provided in this newsletter and should you like further information on Air Maestro please do not hesitate to contact us.


Mike Mulvihill | CEO


NewsCASR 61 Changes
The discussion between CASA and the Operator Groups regarding CASR 61 has been interesting and will hopefully lead to both better communication and clearer operational changes. Air Maestro is continually being amended to incorporate the changes required.

Onsite Training
The Avinet team has been keeping busy with an increase in onsite customer training sessions. Some of our team have trained in Victoria and Perth this month, and then will train in Tasmania next month. If you think your operation would benefit from onsite training, please send us an email

10th Year Anniversary Celebrations
Avinet is excited to announce that we have been providing safety and operational management solutions and fantastic customer service to our clients for the past 10 years. We would like to thank our customers for contributing to the success that we are today. Without your patience, input and consistent feedback, Avinet could not have assisted over 8,000 users in 25 countries with their resource planning, safety management, reporting and operational control. The team, along with parent company Comunet, will celebrate the acheivement at a Gala Dinner on 19th September. Stay tuned to see how you can join in on our celebrations throughout the year, including a Facebook Competition.


eventsHeli Expo/Aero Expo UK, Sywell Aerodrome, UK 29-31 May 2015
Avinet CEO Mike Mulvihill attended the 3 day event dedicated to the General Aviation community. The UK’s aviation professionals and enthusiasts visited the show to view the latest products and services available in a traditional airfield setting.

HeliOps Conference, London, UK 4 June 2015
Mike also attended HeliOps 2015, the insightful conference alerting those in the industry about the challenges faced by rotary operations. Mike exhibited at Stand 5 and had the opportunity to speak to some of the industry's most respected organisations and NATS regulators on the day.

Upcoming Events

Aviation Leadership Summit, Queenstown NZ, 29 June - 3 July 2015
Following on from the success of last year's Summit, AAA and AAAA have joined forces again to celebrate the ANZAC tradition - 100 years of Aerial Agricultural Aviation Together. Mike Mulvihill and Aleksandar Krstic will exhibit at stand #26 - be sure to look out for the orange banner. 

African Air Maestro User Conference, South Africa, October 2015
Avinet and Cairn Aviation will host the second African User Conference which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3 and Wedneday 4 November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza - Rosebank Hotel in Johannesburg. The conference programme includes advanced training, presentations by industry leaders, and interactive sessions with attendees. The conference will end with a social dinner to connect with other Air Maestro users and Avinet personnel. Click here to register your interest. For more information, please contact Lenke Elferink here.



The development team has been working on items for 2.13, which will be available later in the year.

Major features in the 2.13 release will include:

  • Roster Publishing
  • Timezone and Composite Work Practice Support in Rosters
  • Assignment of Recency Training Dates
  • Scheduling Notifications
  • Document Revision Notifications
  • Recency Check Form Enhancements
  • A selection of new Work Practice rules


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Webinar Dates

We are always looking for new topic suggestions for upcoming webinars. To submit your topic, please go to your Air Maestro site and click Help > Video Help and scroll down to the Training Video Topic Suggestions box and click 'Request'.

If you have any additional questions, please email the Helpdesk at


New Face at Avinet

Darshan Shetty

Darshan graduated with a Master of Information Systems from Federation University (Ballarat) in 2008. He has 6 and a half years of experience in Software Analysis, Programming and Development and has joined the Avinet team as a Software Developer. In his spare time, Darshan is involved in Club Cricket (Indoor and outdoor) and attends the gym.


"The team are proactive and clever at it, the software is dynamic and customisable and the processes are consistently logical, Air Maestro has provided the platform [that] our Quality Systems and Operational processes were begging for and as we continue to migrate our paper based systems into it we find more and more useful processes and aspects to the software. I look forward to the concurrent development of our respective organisations. Thanks guys!".

- Daniel Marris
Amuri Helicopters

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Did you know?

Please see below for some interesting facts about Air Maestro that you may not be aware of:

1. Did you know you can send email notifications when creating new company news?

2. Did you know that the scheduler has SMS text message capabilities?

3. Did you know that Avinet can insert your company’s logo in several places in Air Maestro?

Please click 'Read More' to view more of Air Maestro's capablities.

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