About Us

Gill Vardi – Director

Gill has over 38 years of aviation experience and has been an active aviation consultant over the past 29 years. Gill is a founding partner of Aero Smart Pty Ltd and was the owner operator of Aero Safe Industries Pty Ltd, an aviation consultancy which operated for over 17 years. Gill has a military and civil airline background. He has flown Aeromacchi Jet Trainers, C130 Hercules transport, and F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft and has been a commercial airline Check and Training Captain. Gill has flown B747, B767, and A330 aircraft, with Check and Training qualifications on B737, B767 and A330 aircraft. Gill has over 17,500 flying hours.

  • Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigation
  • Aviation Safety Department Management
  • Safety Program Development
  • Aviation Safety Audit & Audit Program Development
  • Flight Operations Management
  • Flight Training Management & Program development
Key Industry Positions & Qualifications
  • RAAF Standards, Safety, and Operations Management
  • RAAF Post Graduate Weapons System Qualified
  • RAAF Flight Safety Qualified
  • Managing Director Aero Safe Industries Pty Ltd (ASI)
  • Managing Director Aero Smart Pty Ltd
  • Managing Director Australian Airdisplays Pty Ltd
  • Managing Director Red Thunder
  • Director Safety & Technical (AIPA)
  • Lead Auditor & Aviation Investigator
  • Principle Aviation Consultant
  • Airline Check & Training Captain
  • Boeing Flight Services Simulator Instructor

Sean Golding – Director

Sean Golding has been an active aviation consultant over the last 9 years. He is a founding Director of AeroSmart and has over 33 years experience in the Aviation industry. He has flown numerous light aircraft types, as well as Airbus A330, Boeing 747, Boeing 767 and Boeing 787. Sean has extensive experience in Check and Training on A330, B767 and B787 aircraft. Sean has over 14,000 flying hours and over 4,000 hours of simulator instructing.

  • Training Program development
  • Training and Assessment systems
  • Instructor Training
  • Human Factors
  • Flight Simulation
Key Industry Positions & Qualifications
  •  CASA approved Type Rated Examiner B767 and B787
  • Fleet Training Manager B767
  • Project Manager Flight Operations Training
  • Director of Safety & Technical (AusALPA)
  • Committee member of Human Performance (IFALPA)
  • Working group member of International Pilot Training Consortium
  • Principle Aviation Consultant
  • Diploma of Applied Science
  • Diploma of Workplace Training and Assessment Systems
  • Diploma Paramedical Science

Kathryn Rankins – Business Support Manager

Kathryn has worked in the corporate sector for over 20 years. Her key industry focus has been financial services, airlines and media.

  • Business strategy development
  • Operational effectiveness and cost reduction
  • Strategic marketing and communications
  • Project development and management
Key Industry Positions & Qualifications
  • MasterCard (Manager, International Sales and Business Development)
  • Commonwealth Bank (Chief Manager, Strategic Marketing and Planning)
  • St George Bank (Manager, Strategy and Planning)
  • NRMA (Head of Loyalty Marketing)
  • Fairfax (Manager, Customer Marketing)
  • Channel 7 (Manager, Customer Marketing)
  • Qantas (Finance Manager, Marketing Manager)
  • Bachelor of Business