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Aircraft Turnaround Engineering Pty Ltd

Machines & Services offered by Aircraft Turnaround Engineering Pty Ltd

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Locations for Aircraft Turnaround Engineering Pty Ltd

197 Esplanade, Cairns North QLD

Overview of Aircraft Turnaround Engineering Pty Ltd

Aircraft Turnaround Engineering (ATE)

ATE holds a CASA CAR 30 for All DH8 types and F28-100.

Established 1993 initially to complete overnight servicing in Cairns on the DH6 Twin Otter fleet that were operated by ARAQ on behalf on Australian Airlines. With the takeover of Australian Airlines (TN) by QANTAS (QF) the company expanded their operation to include the servicing, daily turnarounds which included Aircraft types DH6, SH6, DH8-100 types operated by Sunstate on behalf of QF. The growth of Sunstate and subsequent amalgamation of Southern and Eastern Airlines to now operate as Qantaslink, ATE provide line servicing and line rectifications to all QF DH8 200/300/ and Q400 type aircraft.

Aircraft Turnaround Services (ATS)

Established in 2000 to support the ATE operation, we currently service by way of support to several airlines namely Jetstar (JQ) A320, Airlines of Papua New Guinea (CG) DH8 100, Air Niugini (PX) F28-100 and DH8/300, Airfast Indonesia (PK) MD82 and Pionair on behalf of Barrier Aviation operating Convair pax and freighter type aircraft (CVY). Services to these carriers include Baggage services; ramp and toilet as well engineering requirements in the form of GPU, Air conditioning units, aircraft tow and push back requirements and headset commutations.


GSE support workshop to facilitate Virgin/Aerocare/Cobham/ATE-ATS equipment. Currently checkin agents and turnarounds for Asia Pacific Airlines, operating to OTML Tabubil.


Edward Deeb LAME, Managing Director, 25 years aviation experience

Tim Bowles LAME, Director, 24 years Aviation experience.

Other Notables

Include a staff of 22 of which 9 are LAME/AME and 9 Trades Assistants who report to the Operations Manager Mike Sweetman who has 40 years aviation experience. Bill Chambers 40 years experience in Quality Assurance and Airport / Airline operations.

Our Creed is Pride and Professionalism

ATE-ATS is 100% locally owned and operated.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an exciting and significant change in the choice of FBO services now available at the Cairns Airport.

Aircraft Turnaround Services Pty Ltd (ATS) is an established player in the market and draws from a wealth of experience and dedication from the founders with 18 years of exposure to airport services.

We at ATS are challenging the market to embrace a new, independent service provider in these times of change. ATS is a wholly locally owned and operated company which has the immediate capacity to perform GSE maintenance, aircraft turnaround services; including all GSE equipment, GPU rentals, potable water and lav services. Including baggage handling and check in. Shortly, ATS will also have the capacity to perform aircraft push backs (up to B767) and will be able to supply disabled persons access (DPL).

The management and staff at Aircraft Turnaround Services constantly strive to maintain the high level of customer service, quality, efficiency, reliability and foremost, value for money.


ATE the parent company of ATS operates and maintains a complete array of ground service tools, plant and machinery - all of which are less than 5 years old. Our policy of operating only new equipment dramatically reduces the risk of delays due to breakdowns and thus allows us to offer external rental agreements. Our independence from the major airlines gives us great flexibility in both determining the scope of our operations and the pricing of our services.

ATE/ATS' current fleet includes the following range of equipment : 

Ground Power Units (x 3 Units)

Tugs (x 8 Tugs)

Ground Air-conditioning Unit

Push Back Tractor ( x 2 Units)

Potable Water Units

Toilet Waste Unit (Aviogei Vacuum Dispensing System)

3.5t Forklift



Crew Transport Vehicle

In support of this fleet our dual access GSE facility includes a fully equipped and modern workshop, lockup (aircraft spares) storeroom, fully-fenced and sealed compound, wash down bay, operations / administration offices and car parking.

The proximity of our site facilities, the size of our fleet and the skills and dedication of our team combine to ensure that we can meet all the Line Maintenance and Turnaround services requirements of any small to medium-sized airlines (subject to engineering licensing). In addition, ATE has the flexibility to include new aircraft in our capability schedule.

ATE has also formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Aircraft Turnaround Services (ATS) to expand and complete the range of turnaround services offered by our group of companies to existing and future clients operating out of the Cairns Airport. 

ABN: 062 287 870

(ATE formed the wholly owned subsidiarily of Aircraft Turnaround Services)

For Operators:

We can provide a variety of functions, fax, phones, flight plans, crew transport and customs & AQIS. FBO.

Check in Services:

International check in and baggage handling including full security x-ray checks and a close working relationship with Australian customs and AQIS.

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