About Us

About Aeropower

Established in 1991, Aeropower Pty Ltd was a pioneer in Australia in the use of helicopters to meet the inspection and maintenance requirements of the Australian electricity industry.

Over 25 years Aeropower has developed a full range of services to help electricity network owners and operators to cost effectively and efficiently manage their assets. These services include patrol, inspection, construction, conductor stringing, insulator washing and live-line maintenance repairs, as well has providing technical analysis and reporting on asset condition.

Aeropower continues to develop innovative solutions for asset managers across Australia and internationally.


Aeropower has the capability and resources to meet your needs

  • Australia
  • Internationally
  • 50 people in the Aeropower team
    • Pilots
    • Lineworkers
    • Aircraft Engineers
    • Technical and Administrative Support
    • Fleet of 15 aircraft
      • including Australia’s largest fleet of MD500 helicopters
  • Operational bases across Australia


To be an international leader in airborne enabled utility asset management, emergency services and helicopter flight training.


To use our experience, unique capabilities and capacity to innovate to:

  • help our customers safely and efficiently manage their assets; and
  • provide world class training.


Safety, Respect, Trust, Integrity, Pride and Teamwork.

Leadership Team

Roy Conomos
Executive Chairman

Roy is a founder of Aeropower and was CEO from 1993 until 2016, when he took on his current role as Executive Chairman. As an experienced pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer and  a pioneer in the use of helicopters in Australia to support the electricity industry, Roy shares his experience and knowledge providing guidance to Aeropower’s executive leadership team as well as leading Aeropower international business development.

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Darryn Carlile
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Darryn is responsible for Aeropower’s business strategy, financial performance and legal and regulatory compliance. An experienced executive, Darryn has more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions within the aviation, transport, resources and training industries.

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John Gardner
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, John draws on his 40 years of experience in the power industry to lead Aeropower’s aviation and electrical contracting operations. John is passionate about safety and works closely with the rest of the executive team and Aeropower’s Safety Manager to champion a safety culture.

Robert Winter
Chief Pilot

Rob is responsible for Aeropower’s aviation operations and is a CASA approved Chief Pilot. Rob has more than 15 years general aviation experience and was previously Aeropower’s Chief Flying Instructor and Deputy Chief Pilot.

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Michael Tschirn
Safety Manager

Michael is Australia’s most experienced helicopter lineworker with over 25 years performing specialised helicopter powerline operations and accumulating more than 10,000 flight hours.  In his role as Aeropower’s Safety Manager, Mike draws on this extensive experience to further develop and evolve Aeropower’s safety management system and culture.

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn