Complete Aviation’s key personnel include:

Stuart Burns (CEO & Chief Pilot)


I have now enjoyed more than 25 years as the owner and CEO of Complete Aviation.

My business aim is to ensure Complete Aviation is the most efficient and best service provider within our industry placing our primary focus on Safety.

My experience includes almost 13,000 hours as pilot in command on various flying operations including corporate charter, FIFO, freight charter and search and rescue operations. I also have significant experience in remote area and black hole operations.

My non-flying skills include business management, flight operations, aircraft maintenance control and dangerous goods acceptance.

Contact me to discuss your aviation transport requirements whether it be for passenger and freight charters, guidance in obtaining and operating a private corporate aircraft, or for having your aircraft maintained to the highest possible standard.  (

Michael Chadwick (Engineering Manager & Chief Engineer) (


I have been a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer for more than 30 years, and Chief Engineer for more than 20 years.  I have extensive experience on turbine, piston and warbird aircraft.My expertise includes all aspects of aircraft maintenance including project management, systems knowledge, trouble shooting, maintenance control, maintenance planning, aircraft inspections and rectifications.

I oversee a team of aircraft maintenance professionals who’s primary goal is provide our clients with the highest standard of Safety, Compliance and Workmanship.  I am also responsible for ensuring each client’s maintenance request is planned and quoted prior to commencing any task to ensure each job is on time and within budget every time.

Shellee Haigh (Business Development Manager) (

Back in 1993 I started my 25 year career in transport when I got a job working for The Overnighters in Kewdale as a data entry clerk, entering the consignment notes – yes this used to be done manually!  Since starting my time at The Overnighters I worked for Ipec/Overnighters, Mayne Logistics, Mitchell Logistics & Toll Priority in a variety of different positions.

Working in a number of different roles has given me a well rounded knowledge and understanding of the effects of one department or business on another.  These roles have included Data Entry, Accounts Receivable, Internal Sales, Payroll, Customer service, HSE, Quality control, 2-way operations, Financial reporting, Process development, Business Development, Account Management, Regional Manager, Same Day Manager, Branch Manager & Sales Manager.

During my 14 years working for Toll Priority I dealt very closely with various aviation operators including Complete Aviation.  I developed a real passion for the airfreight and aviation business and I like to think that this is clearly apparent in my approach to my work and in my dealing with customers and colleagues.  During the Oil & Gas & Mining boom my core customers were Mining & Resources operators and contractors who I thoroughly enjoyed working with & helping in very challenging times and circumstances.

I pride myself in being able to develop strong business relationships where my customers know they can trust that I will work with them as if I was an extension of their business.

Johanna North (SHEQ Manager)

I started my career in occupational health and safety over 17 years ago in a small family business working throughout remote Western Australia. Since then I have had the opportunity to gain significant exposure in a range of industries, including of manufacturing, supply, hospitality, mining/exploration, aviation, construction, petroleum and more recently employment services.

I have worked in both an onsite (inclusive of FIFO operations) and corporate management capacity across these industries providing safety, environmental and quality support to workforce and management teams with the development and implementation of Management Systems and alignment and compliance monitoring through auditing and inspections.  This has included both attainment and surveillance monitoring of standards such as AS 4801, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 9001.

Prior to joining Complete Aviation, I was also extremely fortunate to work nationally with youths across a range of backgrounds. Of note was the acknowledgment of our efforts by the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Indigenous People and Delegation as an innovative local solution for the generation of sustainable life ‘on country’ during their visit earlier this year to the West Kimberley region.

Other achievements of note include:

  • 2016 Exceptional Achievement Award – Redesign and implementation of WHSMS systems and online processes.
  • WorkSafe WA State Awards – Best HSE Management System
  • Canberra SafeWork Australia National Awards – Highly Commended HSE Management System.
  • Site Initiative 2009 – CME Industry Choice Award Health & Safety.