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Latest News From Nova


Jun 30, 2016

Nova Group today advises that Greg Hume has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 July, 2016.

Greg has been a key member of Nova Group’s senior management team as Chief Operating Officer since 2009 and will take over from Jim Whalley, who co-founded the Australian owned professional services firm with Peter Nikoloff in 2000.

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

Announcing the appointment Jim Whalley said he was delighted the Board had appointed Greg Hume as CEO.

Greg and I have been working together since the early days of Nova and I believe he is not only my natural successor but an outstanding one at that.

Greg is uniquely positioned for this role. He clearly understands the Australian Defence market and has a total commitment to our client’s success by maintaining a passion for Nova’s core values and strong culture.

Nova has grown rapidly over the past 15 years to be among the most successful and I believe, admired, Australian owned and operated professional services firms. That success for the most part, has been due to the leadership, effort and hard work of many others including Greg,” Mr Whalley said.

As Nova Group Chief Executive, Greg also takes over the role from Jim as Australia/New Zealand CEO for Nova Systems.  Jim will remain as Chairman of the Nova Board, and will continue to work within the firm on international expansion and as a project test pilot.

Reflecting on his appointment, Greg said his selection by Jim and the Board to lead this amazing team and position the Group for future growth was an exciting honour.

“The firm is in a good position for global expansion – already with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK – and we will look to consolidate in these regional centres allowing us to grow strongly and contribute to solving current and future clients’ complex capability assurance problems.

I believe the innovative way we deliver our capabilities and the talent and experience of our consultants is key to our future successes,” Mr Hume said.

Greg Hume joined Nova in 2003 after 20 years with the Royal Australian Air Force.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Greg is a qualified Flight Test Engineer and has over 25 years’ experience in aerospace test and evaluation, airworthiness certification, project management and systems engineering.

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Jon Sciortino receives BHP Billiton Recognition

Jun 30, 2016

Congratulations to Jon Sciortino, who recently received significant client recognition from BHP Billiton.

Amongst other responsibilities, Jon has recently managed the software upgrades for BHP Billiton’s Autonomous Haul Truck program. A potentially major safety issue arose during a recent upgrade and Jon, in his capacity as the operational representative, was a key member of the problem rectification team. Jon’s collaborative approach, energy and willingness to question traditional thinking, as well as his efforts to mentor and coach the team to approach the issue without bias, helped to identify a root cause and develop a workable solution under considerable time and production pressure.

‘Congratulations Jon on your Oresome Effort in recognition of your contribution to BHP Billiton and the way you live our Charter Values, particularly the values of Performance, Integrity & Respect.’

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SUBS in Schools - Athena go to NASA

Jun 24, 2016

Nova Systems recently sponsored the ATHENA 2015/16 St Peter’s Girls team – the 2016 Australian National Champions – in the ‘Subs in Schools competition’.

This sponsorship enabled the team to visit NASA in Houston to experience a one on one with Astronauts Andy Thomas, and (wife) Shannon Walker.

Congratulations team Athena.

For more information, and to follow their progress, view the ATHENA Facebook page here!

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G-NSYS on display at Farnborough

Jun 15, 2016

Nova Systems will be exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow 2016, from 11th to 15th of July 2016.

We will be located at Hall 4, stand H4/130, and our H135 systems development and trials helicopter will be on display with a number of different trials and equipment installations.  If you are interested in Flight Testing your equipment then please come and see us!

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GVH Aerospace Announces Boeing 737 INMARSAT Satellite Communications STC

May 9, 2016

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for the Boeing 737NG to be installed with the Cobham Aviator INMARSAT SwiftBroadband Satellite Communications System with the Intermediate Gain Antenna.

The Cobham Aviator INMARSAT SwiftBroadband SATCOM systems provides inflight Internet access and may be configured for flight deck use or cabin passenger use. When configured for flight deck use it provides connectivity for flight operations including ACARS data, satellite voice communications capability and updated flight routing and planning information. It may alternatively be configured to route ATC data including FANS-1A and CPDLC, or configured to support flight tracking. If configured for cabin use, the Cobham Aviator system provides the passengers with Internet services for an enhanced IFE experience, secure real-time inflight purchasing and social media messaging and communications.

Contact GVH Aerospace or Cobham Antenna Systems (Marlow) for more information.

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