Professor Ron Bartsch

Ron Bartsch has extensive experience in aviation consulting and auditing having established Aviation Consultancy Services in 1986. With wide ranging operational and senior management and executive experience in the aviation industry, he has held positions of Head of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at Qantas Airways Pty Ltd and Manager of Air Transport Operations with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Ron was admitted as a barrister to the High Court of Australia in 1993 and is considered one of the world leading authorities in aviation law. He holds a current Airline Transport License (ATPL) and was an aviation specialist and presiding member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal from 2103 to 2017. Ron is a Director of Regional Express Holdings Limited, Chair of the Board Safety and Risk Management Committee, President Asia-Pacific RPAS Consortium and Senior Consultant to global aviation law firm Clyde & Co. As an experienced pilot Ron has in excess of 7,000 flying hours and ratings on over 30 multi-engine aircraft types including command endorsements on the Beechjet and Boeing 717. He also has formal qualification in law, education, science and the arts.

A former high school mathematics and science teacher, Ron has also served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW for the past 23 years and is Visiting Professor at the ANU and the University of the South Pacific and author of numerous publications including the best-selling Aviation Law in Australia (5th ed.) and International Aviation Law: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.) and also is the contributing author for the aviation title of Laws of Australia and Halsbury’s Laws of Australia. Drones in Society was released by Routledge in UK in 2017.

The Corona Dilemma

The airline industry is in freefall as Covid-19 restrictions close international borders. Experts predict that half of the world’s airlines will face bankruptcy. What should the airlines do? International consultant and author Ron Bartsch applies 20-20 Thinking and comes up with the solution – start a new domestic airline. So much about our world has changed beyond recognition in 2020 as the coronavirus upends our lives. We are now faced with The Corona Dilemma: should we continue with business as usual, or create our next normal? Professor Ron Bartsch has developed a simple and powerful thinking tool to help negotiate the next normal, aka life-after-the-pandemic.

In our dramatically restructured economy and society, old assumptions won’t get us back on our feet – thinking creatively will. Ron shows how to prime your brain and summon the solutions. By applying his extensively researched 20–20 Thinking, you’ll re-assess what values in life are important, and actively seek out solutions. This book is perfect for those who seek clarity about what in life is important and want to start thinking in ways that will support and promote a better way of living.