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A Brief History

Formed in 2006, AIRDAT was created specifically to assist with the improvement of the Airside Driving Scheme at Gatwick Airport in the UK. Since those early beginnings, the team and its products and services have grown and updated, but that simple ethos of making life easier and the airport environment better still runs deep.

Every member of the AIRDAT Team has aviation experience. Pilots, ground engineers, senior airport operations staff and more, make up the specialised group that helps to deliver world-leading aviation training, system & consultancy services.

We are problem solvers. We like to take the laborious and complex and make it quick and simple. What can we do for you?

2006 - Present

AIRDAT Launch Passport System


Provide First Training Services

Onboard Assurance

Launch Onboard Assurance Product


Provide First Consulting Services

Onboard Fleet

Launch Onboard Fleet Product

Hey New Zealand!

Expands services to New Zealand

ORAT Support

Provide first ORAT Training Support

Biggest Provider

Largest independent ADP Training provider


Launch of VISA mobile app

G'Day Australia

Expands services to Australia

Passport Redesign

New Innovative, easy to use design

ORAT Systems

Passport used for ORAT delivery

VISA Fleet

Fleet checks & new innovative design

Onboard Redesign

New look and streamlined processes

Our Ethos

Industry leaders

Industry leaders

We push boundaries, developing and progressing products & services we believe in.

Always evolving

We are forward-thinkers. There are always ways to make things better. We relish this.

For the love

For the love

Everyone on the team loves aviation and the prospect of making a difference in the industry.

Flexible & agile

In aviation, things change, so we continually flex and adapt to the requirements.

The Key Players

Teamwork makes the dream work! Here are the key players that make AIRDAT what it is today.

Charles Cardwell

Founder & CEO

Rupert Willis

Rupert Willis

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Harvey

Training & Compliance Director

Jennifer Tumbri

Jennifer Tumbri

Projects & Development Director

Rebecca Rawlings

Assurance Director

Chris Hobbis

Chris Hobbis

Digital Development Director

Simon Twist

Passport System Lead

David Lane

Training & Operations Consultant

Kat Masterson

Lead Frontend Developer

Rebecca Mason

Rebecca Mason

Support Lead

Chris Lane

Chris Lane

Lead VISA Developer

Keelan Eeles

Quality Assurance Lead

John Whale

Airside Tour Lead

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes

Finance Lead

Ollie Saunderson

Ollie Saunderson

Junior Frontend Developer/Designer

Joanna Southward

Joanna Southward

Marketing Project Lead

Helen Mercercox

Helen Mercercox

Customer Support Agent

Jo Rawlings

Jo Rawlings

Compliance Analyst

Mark Hadlow

Mark Hadlow

Support Agent & Asset Creator

Paul Briars

Paul Briars

Luton Airside Tour Lead

Kevin Rouse

Kevin Rouse

Airside Tour Lead


Individual Users


Airport Organisations


Customer Satisfaction


Amazing Team

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