Case Studies »

Aviation Specific
The following case studies are presented primarily to indicate the diversity of aviation-related issues we have addressed in recent times to illustrate the breadth of expertise we can offer.

Developing a FIFO operation in the resource sector
LNG OperationThe consulting practice was approached to assist a large producer of LNG to set up an air service to address their need for air travel between their capital city head office and their operations assets in rural areas.
Read more »
Acquiring a first-of-type corporate jet
The Phenom 100This fast-growing company identified the need to acquire a small jet to service their need for air travel between far-flung regional centres. The principal examined various options and executed a purchase agreement at an overseas air show just prior to the global financial crisis.
Read more »
Airline Acquisition
Skywest jetWhen Ansett Airlines collapsed on 13th September 2001 it took with it a number of very successful, long-standing regional airlines like Skywest and Kendall who found themselves in the hands of Administrators and grounded.
Read more »
Saving $12m on an unnecessary runway extension
Hamilton Island runwayThe owners of a tropical island resort had been advised by a major airline that their runway had to be lengthened as it could no longer accommodate a fully-laden Boeing 737-800 when the runway was wet. Whilst working as principal with a Sydney-based consulting practice, Bill Meeke was engaged to find out why this situation had arisen and to see if the major capital works (estimated at $12-million) could be avoided or contained.
Read more »
Fixing a serious insurance problem
Aircraft InstrumentsThis project involved a small, privately-owned general aviation business providing ab-initio pilot training, aircraft hire and general charter activities. The business had experienced a spate of incidents and accidents that had led to a five-fold increase in insurance premiums that threatened the commercial viability of the business.
Read more »
New Helicopter Rescue Service
Meeke Consulting had a number of clients in the Queensland oil and gas industry who had identified a need for a helicopter rescue service to support their growing workforce and activities in the Surat Basin. It was felt they could otherwise place an unfair demand on pre-existing services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and other providers in the public health care and emergency services arena.
Read more »
Building air travel in regional Australia
Regional ExpressHaving successfully spearheaded the rescue of Skywest Airlines from the Administrators of Ansett Airlines, Bill Meeke was engaged by a Sydney-based consultancy to address several problems that were impacting seriously on another newly formed regional airline following the collapse of Ansett and the events of 11th September 2001.
Read more »
Designing and financing a long-haul low cost international airline
Boeing 777This project involved the development of a long-haul, low-cost airline starting literally from a clean sheet of paper. Over a period of two years all planning elements were completed and the capital-raising was enacted in Australia and the United States. Read more »
Offshore Helicopter Services
Meeke Consulting provides aviation advisory services to a number of clients in the offshore oil and gas industry. These clients make extensive use of air services (both fixed-wing and rotary-wing) often in very remote and sometimes hostile locations.  Cyclonic weather is also a regular seasonal consideration requiring rig and platform evacuations.
Read more »
Queensland long distance air services
Queensland long distance air servicesMeeke Consulting was engaged with another consultant to provide aviation advice to the Tender Evaluation Panel at TransLink (a division of the Queensland Department of Transport) regarding the 2014 tenders for long distance air services throughout regional Queensland.
Read more »
Regional Airport and Air Service Project
PicTh_RegionalMeeke Consulting was engaged by the client to provide aviation advice in respect of a $-multi-million transaction involving the purchase of three tourism resorts in the North West of the Western Australia. One of the resorts included ownership of the local airport and reliance upon a regulated airline service utilising Dash 8 (100 & 300 Series) aircraft.
Read more »
General Business

A Business under Pressure from its Bank
Resolution of issuesBill Meeke was approached to assist a company which was undergoing a change in its banking relationship for unexplained reasons. A mutual acquaintance believed the company’s bank was preparing for a rapid exit which could compromise the business. Read more »

Preparing a Business for Sale
Deal makerA client of the consulting practice was receiving regular enquiries about the possible purchase of his business. Every time this occurred the business was disrupted by virtue of the time taken for the principal to engage with the prospective buyer and provide the usual financial information to them.
Read more »