DRONE CONSULTING SERVICES

“GUIDING COMPANIES THROUGH CHANGE”

 

DRONE CONSULTING

“GUIDING COMPANIES THROUGH CHANGE”

United Drone Consulting, a division of United Drone Holdings and has been established to provide bespoke solutions for the RPAS industry.

We are a professional and experienced group of aviation consultants, providing qualified and impartial advice for RPAS solutions in Africa, to facilitate world-class standards and regulatory compliance.

Our consultants cover virtually every facet of aviation from Air Service License applications and amendments, RPAS Operator Certificate renewals and amendments, Drafting and vetting of Manuals of Procedures, consultancy, assessments and situational profile analysis, Aviation law and regulatory compliance, Aviation Business Planning to establishment of flight operations departments and Independent quality assurance audits and safety management systems.

United Drone Consulting, a division of United Drone Holdings and has been established to provide bespoke solutions for the RPAS industry.

We are a professional and experienced group of aviation consultants, providing qualified and impartial advice for RPAS solutions in Africa, to facilitate world-class standards and regulatory compliance.

Our consultants cover virtually every facet of aviation from Air Service License applications and amendments, RPAS Operator Certificate renewals and amendments, Drafting and vetting of Manuals of Procedures, consultancy, assessments and situational profile analysis, Aviation law and regulatory compliance, Aviation Business Planning to establishment of flight operations departments and Independent quality assurance audits and safety management systems.

Practical experience and commercially minded approach to all your RPAS solutions.

Expert and unbiased review on all facets directly to the Accountable Manager.

World class and up-to-date knowledge of industry practices to keep you at the forefront of RPAS management.

Activities that are professionally executed and driven to add value, whilst maintaining confidentiality of your information.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to guide companies through the process of Regulatory Control. We support strategic and tactical corporate responses to the challenges and opportunities posed by globalisation, technology, Regulatory Compliance and competition. Our role is to act as a trusted advisor, providing objective and results-oriented analysis, solutions and implementation.

Our mission is to guide companies through the process of Regulatory Control. We support strategic and tactical corporate responses to the challenges and opportunities posed by globalisation, technology, Regulatory Compliance and competition. Our role is to act as a trusted advisor, providing objective and results-oriented analysis, solutions and implementation.

SERVICE OFFERINGS

 

OUR SERVICES

Air Service License Applications

ROC Applications

Safety Management Systems

Quality Management Systems

RPAS Operations Manuals

RPAS Security Manuals

RPAS Maintenance Programmes

Standard Operating Procedures

(SOP’s)

RPAS Training Procedure Manuals

RPAS Risk Assessments

RPAS Flight Operations

Checklists & Audit Forms

OUR TEAM

 

OUR TEAM

John Cole

Chief Executive Officer

+27 (0) 82 895 9201

John has over twenty-five years of Multifaceted experience within the Aviation Industry including, Pilot – Commercial Helicopter, AOC post holder positions Accountable Manager, Responsible Person Flight Operations and Air Services Safety Officer. John also has vast experience in Quality Management, Administrative Management, Airport Management, Facility Management, Air Traffic Controller and Aircraft technical.

John started his professional career with the South African Air Force, where he qualified as a radio technician, thereafter qualifying as an ATC which included an Officers’ course. In 1994, John joined Air Traffic and Navigation Services at Johannesburg International Airport, where he held a variety of supervisory and ATC related positions.

Early in 1998, John transferred to Margate Airport, where he was responsible for the entire Airport Operation. This included financial performance in respect of sales (+- Thirty million Rand), Budgeted expenditure, administration, airport operations, facility management including Airside, Landside and Terminal, lease and contract negotiations, building and facility maintenance and upgrades, tenant liaison, aircraft operations, airport safety and security, event organization and coordination and negotiations (specifically governmental negotiations). During this period, John also held Accountable Manager positions for Colard Air a Part 135 AOC holder and Presidential Flight Training Academy Part 141 ATO.

In 2006 he joined Alpine Aviation, where he held the Post Holders position of Responsible Person Flight Operations and Quality Manager. His role involved managing all aspects of the company’s Flight Operations and Quality Assurance program. As a member of the senior management team, John was also involved in Safety and Security Planning and promoting the safety of Alpine Aviation. John progressed to General Manager where he was responsible for crew rosters, flight clearances, aircraft maintenance programme, office management, safety and audit

procedures, SACAA interaction and protocol. During his time at Alpine, Aviation John initiated and had approved a Part 138 air ambulance operation and a Mozambique Air Operators for Alpine Aviation.

John has been trained in an array of issues including holding a diploma in Transportation management, Quality Assurance Management; Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Crew Resource Management, Aviation Security, Basic X- Ray Screening, X-Ray Interpretation, Air Safety Management, Fuel Quantity and Quality, Aeronautical Search Mission Coordinator, Airside Safety and holds a Commercial Pilots License with Night / Test Pilot II and Turbine ratings.

John Cole is the founding member of Aviation Consulting Services a business he started in 2009, based in Johannesburg. Since launching John has assisted over fifty companies to obtain their Air Service Licenses, Air Operators Certificates and become operational. He has also carried out numerous audits and projects for various aviation companies throughout the African continent.

Earlier this year, John started United Drone Consulting under the banner of United Drone Holdings, for the expanding interest in RPAS operations and the ever-increasing demands of Regulatory Control.

John is passionate about all operational aspects of aviation, with a particular interest in aviation safety and helicopter operations.

 

Justin Augustine

Quality Specialist

 

+27 (0) 82 885 6854

Justin began his aviation career in 2005 when he started his Private Pilot’s License at the Defence Flying Club based at Swartkops Airforce Base, completing his license in early 2006.

He went on to complete his Commercial Pilot’s License subjects in 2010 and entered the commercial aviation field in 2011, after a venturing into Hospitality Management and Journalism.

Justin took up a position as an operations controller and dispatcher at TAB Charters in 2011, based out of Lanseria International Airport, overseeing flight planning, catering, passenger handling and dispatch on a daily basis. He quickly moved up in the industry, when a few months later, took an operations position with the prestigious UK based private jet management company. This environment saw Justin take on operational challenges, not only in Southern Africa but also on foreign soil in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Justin qualified as Quality Manager after completing various quality assurance courses in 2015. He has held numerous postholder positions including Responsible Person Flight Operations, Quality Manager and Responsible Person Aircraft, with various aircraft charter companies.

Justin has been working side by side with John Cole for the past six years in a variety of operational capacities, and recently joined Aviation Consulting Services and United Drone Consulting as a Quality Specialist.

Justin has found his feet within the aviation industry and will continue to serve not only as a quality and operational specialist, but also as a passionate aviator.

 

 

Vaughn Gruneberg

Safety Specialist

+27 (0) 82 497 0119

Vaughn graduated from high school in 2010 and went on to pursue his passion in aviation, beginning his Private Pilot Licence in 2011 and completing his training in that same year.

Thereafter, he joined a flight training school, where he worked for two years in Flight Operations.

During his time in flight operations, Vaughn assisted with many safety meetings, continuously promoting safety in the aviation industry.

Vaughn was then appointed the Accountable Manager of an Aviation Maintenance Organisation; a post which he held for two years. Within this time, Vaughn also began studying towards his Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License, and building RV-7’s.

Vaughn recently graduated as a Safety Officer completing various safety related courses and has joined Aviation Consulting Services and United Drones Consulting team as Safety Specialist, whilst continuing to build his hours towards his Commercial Pilot Licence.

Should you have any queries or if we can be of assistance to you regarding any aspect of the RPAS industry, please don’t hesitate to contact us via:

 

Should you have any queries or if we can be of assistance to you regarding any aspect of the RPAS industry, please don’t hesitate to contact us via:

 

E:      john@uniteddrone.net

T:      +27 (0) 12 656 1001

C:      +82 (0) 82 895 9201

E:      john@uniteddrone.net

T:      +27 (0) 12 656 1001

C:      +82 (0) 82 895 9201

United Drone Holdings is a market leading, innovative and entrepreneurial focused drone services business. We offer turnkey solutions to commercial and industrial industries looking to optimise workflow, security and core business functions by using advanced drone technology.