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Jim Whalley appointed patron of the South Australian Aviation Museum

Jun 3, 2018

Nova Systems is delighted to announce that Co-founder and Chairman, Jim Whalley has accepted the appointment of Patron of the South Australian Aviation Museum.

The South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM), founded in 1984, has a strong history in historic aircraft displays and restorations, holding several engine run and open cockpit days for aviation enthusiasts and historians throughout the year.

Succeeding the Honourable Alexander Downer AC as Patron, Jim will become the fourth Patron since the museum was founded.

I’m delighted and honoured to take on the appointment of Patron of the museum. The SAAM plays a significant role in the ongoing celebration of South Australia’s Aviation history’ Jim Whalley said

A former air force fighter pilot and test pilot with over 6,000 flying hours on more than 40 aircraft types, Jim is a graduate of the RAF Empire Test Pilots’ School and holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide and a BSc from the University of NSW.

Jim is active in several business forums and is a director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, and Australian Naval Infrastructure; and is a member of the Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Advisory Board, the Defence Innovation Steering group and the Council of the University of South Australia.

David Byrne, President of the South Australian Aviation Museum said ‘We are delighted to have Jim as Patron of the Museum and I offer my thanks to the Honourable Alexander Downer AC for his valuable patronage, particularly for his facilitation of the acquisition of our Aermacchi MB-326H aircraft in 2004.’

As an avid aviation enthusiast Jim retains a strong personal interest in aviation as a civilian pilot and flies, flight tests and displays a range of antique, warbird and experimental aircraft and helicopters in his spare time, including piloting his CAC Boomerang regularly in air shows and displays across South Australia, most recently with a flyover during 2018 ANZAC Day Remembrance Day celebrations.

Jim holds a number of aircraft qualifications including F/A-18 Hornet, BAe Hawk T Mk 1, Macchi MB 326 H, Pilatus PC-9, Sepecat Jaguar, Hawker Hunter, Aero L39, Aermacchi S211, Beech 200 King Air, DHC-4 Caribou, BAC 1-11, HS Andover, Cessna 150, C172, C182, C210, CT4-A, Piper Lance, Piper Saratoga, Piper Arrow, Piper Chieftain, Beech 36 Bonanza, Beech 55/58 Baron, Beech 18, Robin 2160, Pitts S2A, DH-82 Tiger Moth, DHC-1 Chipmunk, NA T-6 Harvard, Robinson R-22, Schweizer H269, Bell 47, SA 341 Gazelle.

 

Nova Systems – Australian owned and operated International technology enabler, successfully assisting clients to deliver and support highly complex capabilities and systems. With over 500 specialist consultants through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway and the UK, Nova Systems is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned Defence and Aerospace Professional Service Providers.

 

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For more information, contact

 

Adam Schirmer – Marketing and Communications Manager

Nova Systems

Adam.schirmer@novagroup.com.au

 

David Byrne – President

South Australian Aviation Museum

president@saam.org.au

 

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NOVA GROUP NAMED AMONGST AUSTRALIA'S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

Sep 21, 2017

Nova Group has again been listed amongst Australia’s Most Innovative Companies list for the fifth time in six years.

Listed at #41, Nova Group were praised for:

“Unleashing the economic and community benefits of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) across Australia – The Nova Group developed an approach to permit multiple UAVs to operate simultaneously in the same airspace. We balanced commercial complexity to the risk of the operations and proved safety through flight trials. This allowed the regulator to allow out of sight operations for the market using The Nova Group’s new approach.”

Find the full list here: 50 Most Innovative Companies 

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NOVA GROUP LISTED IN AFR TOP 500 PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANIES

Sep 7, 2017

Nova Group has again been listed in the Australian Financial Review, Top 500 Private Companies List.

Listed at #438, the Group showed a 27.3% increase in revenue from 2016 to climb 25 positions.

View the full list here

Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, integrated communications specialists Auspace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.

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NOVA GROUP PLACES #11 IN THE 2017 BEST PLACES TO WORK

Aug 30, 2017

Nova Group  is delighted to announce today that for the sixth time in eight years, the company has again placed in the Best Places to Work survey, Top 50 companies in Australia, 2017.

With significant employee and revenue growth in year 16/17, Nova Group continues to be committed to providing a company that is built on culture, values and our people.

On notification of the prestigious listing, Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume said, “It is a great honour to lead a company that strives to provide a safe, strong and stimulating work environment for all employees, that is fundamentally built on our culture and values.”

“Recognition within the Top 50 is a credit to all within our companies, particularly our People Managers who really do go over and above to ensure all employees are happy and engaged.”

The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever.

Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures.

Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, integrated communications specialists Auspace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.

 

 

 

 

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NOVA SYSTEMS PLACES #19 IN THE 2017 BEST WORKPLACES ASIA

Aug 17, 2017

Nova Systems is delighted to announce that for the first time, the company has placed in Asia’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces survey at #19 position.

With a strong foot print headquartered out of Singapore, Nova Systems is an established professional services provider, with a team of experienced engineers solving complex problems in the Defence, Cybersecurity and Smart-Cities domains.

On notification of the prestigious listing, Nova Systems Asia Managing Director, Ryan Lee said, “We are excited to be listed amongst some great companies. Our people are our greatest asset, and I am very proud to be a part of such a professional and passionate team with a great culture.”

Recognition on this list is a fantastic achievement, and with building on the success of our work throughout the region, I look forward to continuing to foster the strong values of Trust, Professionalism, Community and Passion within our team and when delivering projects for our clients.

The Best Workplaces in Asia list recognises organisations in the Asia region that are dedicated to sustaining high-trust cultures for their employees. These workplaces are distinguished by their extraordinary levels of trust, pride and camaraderie.

Nova Systems is a Global Professional Service Provider with offices across Australia, NZ, Singapore, UK and Norway. Nova Systems specialises in the provision of engineering and management solutions, providing industry and government with world class independent expertise in providing capability assurance and delivering complex projects that enable technology to solve the problems that really matter.

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