• The UAS International Team

    Jim Coyne

    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

    Jim has a depth of experience in aviation technology, particularly in unmanned aircraft systems.

    Jim holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronics and Communications from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Science in Aerosystems Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology.

    Jim has spent over 21 years with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority commencing as an Airworthiness Engineer and later as the Section Head of Aircraft Systems and New Technologies in the Airworthiness Branch. More recently, Jim was also the Australian representative and Chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Group.

    Ron Bartsch

    Chairman

    Ron has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry in a variety of senior operational, safety and regulatory roles.

    Ron is a Director of the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS), and recently completed his thesis ‘Unmanned and Uncontrolled: the commingling theory and the legality of unmanned aircraft system operations’ with the University of Sydney on the legal aspects of RPAS operations.

    As former Head of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at Qantas Airways, and Head of Airline Operations with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Ron has operational, safety and regulatory experience across all sectors of the aviation industry. Ron is also a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as an aviation specialist.

    The UASI Audit Team

    Trevor Bock

    Certified RPAS Lead Auditor

    • Over 25 year’s experience in commercial aviation and specialises in aviation quality and safety management including SMS.
    • Past pilot, instructor, quality & safety Lead Auditor, Fleet Manager, Safety Manager, Check & Training Captain, Flight Operations Manager and IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Lead Auditor.
    • Conducting audit and consulting projects relating to the IOSA Program and is a ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. 

    Ron Evans

    Certified RPAS Lead Auditor

    • BARS Accredited Auditor
    • Extensive experience across the range of airworthiness and maintenance roles spanning thirty six years.
    • LAME, Team Leader, Airworthiness Inspector, Auditor, Regulator, Project Coordinator, Specialist, Manager and Contractor.
    • Line and Base maintenance of wide body, narrow body and turbo-prop types as a practitioner, inspector, supervisor, manager and contractor.
    • Civil (CASA) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence – B1&C Mechanical – multiple ratings Wide Body, Narrow Body and Turbo-prop types

    John McGuirk

    Certified RPAS Lead Auditor

    • BARS Accredited Lead Auditor and Evaluator
    • Broad experience in aviation auditing.
    • Previous commercial pilot, airship pilot and air operator experience.
    • Responsible for the compliance of operations with organisations such as CASA, FAA, CAA, Secret Service, FBI and NYPD.