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Market intelligence, information and insights for Australia’s aviation sector

Australian Aviation has been the trusted source of market intelligence and situational awareness for Australia’s aviation sector since 1977.

Throughout the industry globally it is considered the benchmark for long-form aviation journalism, delivering insights, breaking news and interpretation on the key issues impacting aviation in Australia – while projecting the sector’s capabilities abroad.

The brand spans the digital platform, which includes the leading website www.australianaviation.com.au, Australian Aviation podcast, substantive and influential social channels, as well as the best-selling 43-year-old Australian Aviation magazine.

Australian Aviation is committed to serving the domestic aviation sector, an industry valued at over A$46 billion, which also adds an additional A$18 billion to the Australian economy through enabling tourism, business and other trade.

The sector employs 93,000 people directly, servicing 60 million domestic passengers each year and 27 million inbound seats to Australia across 1,930 inbound weekly international flights. It also has a passionate and vocal cadre of aviation enthusiasts – a much-loved component of Australian Aviation’s member base.

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Our Team

Phillip TarrantPHILLIP TARRANT
Director – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Phillip is a media executive with over 20 years’ experience, in a career that spans finance, business, economics, international politics, defence and aerospace. He has led the launch, acquisition and growth of a range of award-winning business and consumer platforms and is recognised for his expertise in building highly-connected communities. Phillip has a life-long passion for aviation, and as the head of Momentum Media’s defence and aerospace business, he is charged with the growth and development, both domestically and internationally, of Australian Aviation and World of Aviation. Phillip has a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

WILLIAM MAGEE
Director Commercial Growth – Defence and Security, Momentum Media
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William heads commercial expansion for Momentum defence and security business, and is responsible for the growth of a range of market and business intelligence platforms connected to this portfolio, including Defence Connect and Cyber Security Connect. William is an experienced sales executive with extensive knowledge working in government and policy-related industries. He has worked closely with numerous organisations, from large multinationals to government and the SME sector, to support business growth initiatives.

ADAM THORN
Editor – Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Adam is a journalist who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and currently writes for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

CHRISTIAN ‘BOO’ BOUCOUSIS
Chief Pilot and Commentator – Australian Aviation & Co-Host of the Australian Aviation Podcast
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After a 10-year career as a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Boo’s subsequent business career has seen him build multi-million-dollar businesses that have straddled the international development, construction and media sectors. As the previous managing director, and a lifelong fan, of Australian Aviation he has a deep knowledge plus an endless passion for aviation. Boo is regarded as one of Australia’s leading aviation commentators and regularly appears on TV, radio and other media – including as co-host of the Australian Aviation Podcast – offering insights on aviation developments and issues. He is also published author, and in-demand high-performance business coach and speaker.

ANDREW SCOTT
Media Strategist, Defence and Aerospace
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Andrew has worked in media for 20 years. With extensive experience supporting brands to connect with, and influence, their target markets, he’s ideally placed to help implement a range of commercial executions. Being across the latest trends in advertising whilst never losing sight of the benchmarks of any successful campaign, Andrew has successfully worked with hundreds of companies to help deliver their marketing goals and achieve maximum bang for buck.

ANNA GRBAS
Business Development Manager – Aviation, Momentum Media
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Anna has developed a successful career in the media, having worked for a range of agencies leveraging her project management background. She specialises in operations, marketing and creative executions and has been a key part of the team tasked with evolving Australian Aviation into the multi-channel media brand is today. Anna applies a pragmatic approach to her management style in line with brand’s values and strategy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication, Majoring in Advertising.

KEITH FORD
Senior Production Editor – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Keith is an experienced digital and print subeditor, having worked in business-to-business media for nine years across a diverse range of industries, including finance, professional services, mortgages, law, defence and aerospace. He joined Momentum Media in 2016 and has worked on a number of the business’ brands, as well as leading the subediting team. Keith previously worked as a journalist in the broadcast and film technology space and has a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies.

VICTORIA LEWIS
Senior Communications Adviser – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Victoria has firmed her reputation as a talented and persuasive communicator, particularly in the field of defence and national security where she has over a decade’s experience working with major primes and corporates as well as SMEs and the start-up sector. Passionate about podcasting and social media as effective platforms for storytelling, content delivery and corporate communications, Victoria plays a key role is driving Momentum’s defence and aerospace podcast channels. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

LYNDSEY FALL
Production Manager, Momentum Media
Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.

EMMA RYAN
Deputy Head of Content, Momentum Media
Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. In addition, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

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