Jonathon Blowes

MSc Tech (Aviation) - 2008 Graduate
Sydney — QantasLink

The UNSW Aviation Master degree significantly broadened my knowledge of the industry as a whole. Coupled with my Technical background this was the perfect degree for anyone in the Aviation industry or anyone wanting to start a career in Aviation. All facets of an Airline are interrelated with success dependent upon all areas working closely together. Whilst from an Engineering background, this degree has equipped me with the knowledge and skill to appreciate other operational and business areas within the airline. The subject choice was varied and I particularly enjoyed studying Aviation Law and Regulations. There are no two days the same in an airline and my role in QantasLink is managing a small team, responsible for allocating aircraft onto all scheduled flights and planning all line and heavy maintenance for 41 aircraft. This role involves negotiating positive outcomes for the airline on a daily basis in consultation with departments such as; Operations, Network Scheduling, Crewing, Commercial, Marketing, Maintenance and Finance. All lecturers were all highly experienced and at the cutting edge of the industry, I was always impressed with the course content and knowledge they passed onto their students. Being able to study by correspondence allowed me to complete the degree with three small children under the age of three whilst working full time. Of particular satisfaction was seeing the result of my thesis adopted within the airline. As UNSW is held in high regard academically, I can certainly recommend the Master Degree to anyone wanting to further their career or broaden their opportunities within the Aviation industry.

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