Aviation Services

Successful management within aviation requires a deep understanding of your context and objectives. Expert analysis, critical thinking, a sound assessment of risk and disciplined decision making are the essential elements for success.


Analysis the process of developing a full and proper understanding or a system – whether technical or organisational. It is a way of cutting through complexity and getting to the real story. Analysis supports decisions at operational, tactical and strategic levels – it can be qualitative or quantitative, depending on the nature of the challenge.

Key questions are often: Is risk being managed effectively? what could stand in the way of success? how do we know we’ve considered everything? where should we direct our effort? what might the future look like? what will be the effect of a change? Selecting the right approach to analysis is critical to answering such questions.

Navigatus has experience building analytical frameworks that use the best available information. We combine research, statistics and expert knowledge. Our analytical approaches provide an objective means of evaluating all factors to ensure that the important issues receive appropriate focus.

Airways New Zealand – Future Surveillance Options

Airways NZ is New Zealand’s Air Traffic Service provider. Given this role, they are also key stakeholders in the ‘New Southern Sky’ development of the New Zealand’s aviation system. These changes are happening in the context of worldwide technological shifts and challenges. Navigatus was engaged to help identify, shortlist and evaluate technology options for the future surveillance system. We developed a custom ‘whole-of-system’ analytical approach which allowed Airways to compare options, explore scenarios and drill-down to understand and address drivers of current and future risk.

Aviation Risk Consulting

High Tech Drone

Navigatus are leading experts in the field of aviation risk analysis and management. We have significant operational knowledge and practical experience, having completed important and complex aviation projects for regulators, airports, airlines and GA operators. We have advanced technical capabilities, push boundaries and continue to develop innovative, dynamic solutions for our clients.

Engaging independent risk management experts with domain experience gives stakeholders assurance that risks are properly understood, profiled and managed, and actions are prioritised appropriately.

Our independence paired with our considerable sector knowledge and experience, enables us to identify fresh insights and opportunities that may otherwise go unrecognised.

There are countless risk management tools available. The use of tools not optimised for the problem in hand or that have the rigour required for the aviation environment can at best lead to misleading results or even unsafe decisions.

We have the knowledge to ensure the correct tools and methods to achieve optimal outcomes. Following proven methods also facilitates the effective communication and/or escalation of issues and key decisions as necessary.

Aviation Real Time Meteorological Reporting Systems

Jones HillNavigatus is holds a Part 174 certificate. This enables us to provide you with advanced aviation quality real time weather information for given locations. Unlike the vast majority of aviation weather service providers who are government agencies, being private company Navigatus is able to respond nimbly to your local weather needs.

Navigatus has developed an advanced real-time aviation Meteorological reporting technology that can be deployed to any aerodrome or forward operating area. The system makes full use of the latest weather station hardware, digital technologies, modern communication channels and the information accessibility made possible by smart phone and web portals.

The service is predicated on giving operational aviators the best available certified actual meteorological information in real-time backed by insights gained from information focused on day-of-ops together with historical information to aid training and schedule and fleet management.

Please call Geraint Bermingham for an initial consultation on your aviation meteorological information needs.

Airspace Collision Risk Modelling

Collision Risk ModelNavigatus has developed a mathematically rigorous but practical airspace collision model to support the assessment of the risk and the effectiveness of mitigations. While compliant with SORA Annex G this development is intended to support the selection of surveillance systems and the deployment of UAV and counter measures.

Engaging Stakeholders

Interdependence between stakeholders is a defining feature of aviation. All industry participants depend on other highly specialised stakeholders who contribute their expertise to ensure the successful continuance of the overall system. The levels of complexity and specialisation are such that no single organisation can ever operate in isolation.

A key to successfully taking opportunities and overcoming challenges is facilitating understanding between stakeholders and making it clear how changes in one area can influence another. Bringing knowledge and expertise together from different groups is vital to ensuring the success of almost any project.

Navigatus has considerable experience working with management and staff of airlines, airports, air traffic service providers and regulators. We pride ourselves on having the technical and organisational understanding to communicate effectively with each of these stakeholders and on having the ability to incorporate specialist knowledge into the overall picture.

Queenstown Airport – Commercial Night Operations

Queenstown Airport recognised the game-changing commercial opportunity to expand operational hours and improve access to one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Navigatus was engaged to lead the development of a Safety Case for commercial night operations. We connected and coordinated an expert group consisting of personnel from three competing airlines, the national air traffic service provider and the airport. The regulator was brought along for the journey and the successful approval opened the door for the airport and region to achieve their strategic vision.

Communicating risk

Risk information is inherently complex and difficult to communicate. It is made more challenging by the need to reach different audiences at the right level to inform managerial or operational actions.

Navigatus has developed fresh and effective methods of communicating – our communication channels cover the range of audiences. Through innovative approaches we make new insights accessible and actionable.

Civil Aviation Authority – Part 135 Sector Risk Profile

The CAA provides regulatory oversight to the New Zealand aviation industry - they need to understand the operating environment and deliver intelligence-led regulation. Navigatus was engaged to conduct a sector risk profile of small airline operators. We consulted with industry participants and developed a pilot-centric Human Factors model that helped identify areas that needed attention. We presented key findings, from a complete risk profile, as concise and actionable risk statements that reflected a deeper underlying level of understanding in a way that enabled the regulator to share this and engage with the sector on safety initiatives.