About UsPatrick Dunne - Airline Contractor
Regional Airline Contractor
With 15 years of experience in airline engineering management and international airline start up support, combined with 20 years of Canada airline engineering experience, my skills are well developed for regional airline operational support.
In recent months, the airline teams I managed at
- Travel Air – the last 18 months
- Air Niugini – the previous 60 months
were successful in importing and placing into operation:
- 4 Fokker F50 aircraft at Travel Air
- 9 aircraft 4 DHC-8 and 5 Fokker F100 at Air Niugini
We established new operations and management at Travel Air and Air Niugini:
- Part 145 Maintenance Organization at Travel Air
- Part 119 Airline at Travel Air
- Undertook a reorganization of the Air Niugini
- Continuous airworthiness management office and software at Air Niugini
- Modernization of the engineering services division at Air Niugini
My Career In Aviation: Patrick Dunne
My career in aviation started back in the 1970’s; I started college studying aircraft maintenance in 1974, initially licensed in Canada in 1977 and with continuing license progression full avionics “E” engine airframe M1-M2” license coverage was achieved in 1986, one only a dozen engineers in Canada with the full range of coverage at that time. Four years formal training at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and multiple industry courses including Level II N.D.T licensing in Canada has provided a strong technical foundation.
In 1995 overseas experience began with release authority being gained in India in support of DHC-8-301 aircraft deliveries there, 1996 Malaysian Licensing and Post holder certification in support of CRJ-200 and DHC-8-300 and 200 aircraft. In 1997 release authority in Israel was issued for aircraft deliveries there and in 1998 British CAA license in the Bahamas, 1999 License coverage and Post Holder certification in Bangladesh, and release authority in Kenya in 2004 supporting aircraft flying into Darfur with the UN.
In 2007 Papua New Guinea Post holder certification was issued as Maintenance Controller at Air New Guinea and in 2007 Post Holder certification for GM Engineering. In 2010 type rating on the DHC-Q400 in both Airframe and Avionics was achieved.
Effective and accountable in high-responsibility roles in Airline Management
In the past 20 year’s postings as Line Engineer, Base Engineer Avionics Department Manager, Engineering Manager, Director Engineering, Manager Maintenance Control and General Manager Engineering, CEO. I have successfully accomplished these increasingly responsible and complex roles in many civil aviation jurisdictions and operations.
Strong orientations in operations and finance; Constant participation in high-level operational initiatives, infrastructure development, process re-engineering, business reorganization, AOC and MOC establishment, and culture change have been standard duties. Life Cycle cost and cost controls, and defining the real economics of maintenance are my specialty.