Michael Carlin holds a BE (Aerospace Engineering) from RMIT University. His career at Qantas/TAA spans more than 30 years commencing employment as apprentice Aircraft Instrument maker/repairer at TAA, then as a Flight Simulator Technician in the QANTAS/TAA Flight Training Centre followed by various QANTAS B747 and B767 aircraft reconfiguration projects as a project engineer with responsibilities across design, certification, integration, electrical load analysis, maintenance, and continuing airworthiness.
Following the completion of the projects, Michael joined QANTAS Avionics Engineering department as a support engineer for Electrical Power, Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Systems for the Boeing and Airbus fleets.
In 2008, he was selected to relocate to Airbus Production (Toulouse FAL) as the QANTAS Technical Liaison Engineer for the initial A380 deliveries. The role included the control, and integration of the QANTAS A380 customised software and the A380 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).
Previous regulatory delegations held at Qantas include CASA Authorised Person for CAR35/36/36A as well as CAR42ZS and CASR21.437 approvals.
Since his departure from QANTAS in 2012, Michael completed a training and assessment certificate and has taught several vocational engineering courses at RMIT.