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Nova Systems Helps Forgotten Heroes Fly Again

Dec 2, 2019

In 1919, four Australian diggers became the first men to fly across the globe. New documentary, The Greatest Air Race, is helping these forgotten heroes fly again.

Screening nationally in December, their story has been brought to life thanks to the support of Australian owned Nova Systems.

The four-man team crew led by South Australian Sir Ross Smith flew from London to Darwin in a Vickers Vimy bi-plane. Sitting in open cockpits with only a compass for navigation, they flew 18,000km in 28 days – a pioneering feat of endurance that opened the world to trans-global flight.

One hundred years later, the story of their victory in an audacious post-war race is being retold in an hour-long documentary to screen on SBS, 7.30pm, Sunday December 8, 2019.

“We are proud to share the incredible Australian story that propelled aviation forward across the globe” said Steven Robinson, Chief Executive Nova Systems Australia.

“The desire of these pioneering pilots to lead from the front inspired the world and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit we strive to embody at Nova.”

Pilot and Nova Group Chairman, Nova Systems’ parent company, Jim Whalley calls it ‘a brilliant Australian story with global perspectives and international importance’.

“The work we do at Nova owes so much to the legacy of the four men who flew the Vimy – in fact, all the brave aviators who took part in the Great Air Race – and we’re delighted to help give that story the prominence it deserves.”

According to director and producer Susan Harrington, the assistance from Nova Systems was vital. “We couldn’t have got it off the ground without the help of Nova. Having Jim Whalley’s aviation experience on-side was truly invaluable – and he also flew the chopper that helped us capture air-to-air footage in the closing segments.”

Nova Systems was part of the production, providing support as well as aerial services to Adelaide-based filmmakers, All Of Us Productions.

Using rarely seen footage from 1919, The Greatest Air Race relives the trials, tragedies and triumphs of a contest that was ‘certain to end in death’.

Adelaide-born astronaut, Andy Thomas, goes on location in Adelaide, Darwin, outback Australia and London, to meet with aviation experts, historians and vintage aircraft enthusiasts. He makes a stunning discovery: the Vimy aircraft is as significant as the Apollo moon lander. Sir Ross Smith was the Neil Armstrong of his day.

The Greatest Air Race (And The Heroes The World Forgot) is provisionally scheduled to be broadcast on SBS, Sunday December 8 at 7.30pm. International broadcasts are being scheduled for 2020.

View the trailer.

View the documentary. 

Nova Systems

Nova Systems is a an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.

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Media Contact: Sarah de Valence

Position: Group Communications Manager

Telephone: 07 3129 2237

Email: communications@novasystems.com

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Nova Systems EMBRACES GLOBAL TALENT

Nov 21, 2019

Nova Systems parent company, Nova Group, has recently welcomed Rebecca Humble into the role of Group Chief of Strategy & Capability and Tom Gleeson as Chief Commercial Officer.

Greg Hume, Nova Group CEO, said, “We are delighted to have Rebecca and Tom join our team. Both are accomplished global leaders, born and bred in Australia and bring with them a wealth of experience in the defence, aviation and other relevant sectors.

“Australia produces tremendous talent which is valued on the global stage – to be able to attract home-grown talent back and leverage it to the benefit of an Australian owned company such as Nova, as well as the broader industry is a win all round.’’

On joining the Nova team, Humble said, “It is an exciting time to join Nova and the leadership team given the company’s aspirations to deliver growth in Australia and for expansion globally.”

“For an Australian company to recognise the value that can be added by bringing in a global perspective is testament to Nova’s commitment to deliver growth, and the value they place on diversity of thought.”

As a global leader in the defence and national security sectors, Humble returned to Australia in 2018 after 18 years working in senior executive roles in the US, UK and Europe. She has a track record for driving and executing growth strategies for global corporates including multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and subsequent integration activities.

Humble joins Nova from BAE Systems Australia where she was Director of Strategy. Her career has included roles as VP Global Strategy for the world’s largest military vehicles business based in the US, a Director on the Tornado military aircraft program and a director of the international section of the Red Cross based in Luxembourg.

Gleeson recently returned to Australia after 3 years working in the US. A commercial and transformation executive with a background in global corporations and defence, Gleeson joins from GE Additive in his role of Senior Sales Executive.

Starting his career as a fighter pilot and flying instructor in the RAAF, Gleeson then joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. He most recently spent 6 years at GE, initially as the Strategic Account Manager for the Qantas Group, before moving to the US to lead the Commercial Excellence team for GE Aviation Sales & Marketing, and most recently running the Global Sales team for GE Additive.

 

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Rebecca Humble & Tom Gleeson

 

Nova Systems

Nova Systems is a an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.

 

Media Contact: Sarah de Valence

Position: Group Communications Manager

Telephone: 07 3129 2237

Email: communications@novasystems.com

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Nova Systems Exhibiting at AusRail 2019

Nov 18, 2019

Nova Systems is exhibiting at AusRAIL 2019, taking place 3-5 December at the ICC Sydney.

AusRAIL has firmly established itself as the major Australasian rail event. With the continued support of the major Australasian rail associations including: ARA, RTAA, IRSE and RTSA, the event continues to grow exponentially.

This year, the theme is ‘Delivering Growth; Creating Opportunity; Embracing Technology’, and coupled with the conference program offering technical streams, interactive session and well-respected industry leaders and CEOs, the event aims to attract over 900 senior attendees.

 

Nova Systems delivers safe and effective outcomes for rail, enabled through digital solutions. 

By drawing upon their extensive experience of supporting Australia’s most technically advanced and challenging acquisition and development programs, Nova Systems is ideally placed to provide innovative digital solutions for the complex challenges the transport sector faces.

Combining their heritage and knowledge with best practices, Nova Systems delivers independent assurance and asset optimisation services, utilising systems engineering methodologies for safe and effective outcomes for rail.

Visit us at stand #130 at AusRAIL and learn more about how we can provide safe, next-generation transportation systems for you.

AusRAIL

https://www.ausrail.com/

NOVA SYSTEMS NAMED AMONGST AUSTRALIA’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

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Lee Kormany Appointed to DTC Board of Directors

Nov 18, 2019

Lee Kormany, General Manager Maritime, Land & Future Systems at Nova Systems (Nova), has been elected to the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) board of directors.

One of two newly elected directors, Kormany is well known and respected in the Australian Defence community.

Kormany served in the Royal Australia Navy for 21 years before joining Nova in 2015 and in 2019 she was appointed to the role of GM. As a senior leader in Nova Systems, Kormany is well place to understand the challenges face by Australian businesses.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to support the Defence Teaming Centre and I am committed to achieving their mission of connecting, developing and advocating for defence industry.”

Kormany is passionate about supporting the development of the Australian defence industry, focused on connecting small businesses to opportunities and maximising the use of skills Australia has to offer.

“Small to medium enterprises are critical to solving complex problems of national interest and building an enduring Australian based defence industry.

It is important Australian businesses can see the part they can play in delivering sovereign capability and creating a vibrant industry.”

As Nova System’s representative, Kormany was also presented with a certificate of recognition for Nova’s long-term support of DTC over the past 10 years.

“We (Nova Systems) have always shared DTCs commitment to growing the capability and capacity in the sector, especially in engaging and promoting small to medium enterprises.

We thank DTC for their recognition and look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship and the industry.”

Kormany has held several management positions, ranging from engineering management roles through to her current role as GM, and for nine years, co-owned and was the director of a small business in Victoria.

Lee Kormany

Defence Teaming Centre

Connecting, Developing and Advocating for the Defence Industry.

DTC is a nationally focused defence industry membership organisation that supports and develops Australian industry to be more competitive and meet the needs of Defence.

https://dtc.org.au/

Nova Systems

Nova Systems is a an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.

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Media Contact: Sarah de Valence

Position: Group Communications Manager

Telephone: 07 3129 2237

Email: communications@novasystems.com

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