BAE Systems receives hydrographic fleet support contract extension

BAE Systems has secured a one-year, $12 million contract extension that will see the company supporting the Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic fleet until 2020. About 60 people based in Cairns are directly involved with the in-service support contract, which is valued at $436 million. Over the past two years, the team has significantly increased in size to provide improved … [Read more...]

Civmec expands Henderson facility as it targets naval work

Heavy engineering constructor Civmec has entered into an agreement with LandCorp to lease an additional seven hectares of land adjoining its Henderson facility in Western Australia. The 28-year lease, effective from December 16, provides Civmec with further space for development via its subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence, with an eye to carrying out construction, repair and … [Read more...]

RAAF Super Hornet fleet completes first major upgrade program

The Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornet has completed its first major upgrade, with the work finished on budget and two weeks ahead of schedule by the Electronic Attack Enterprise team that consists of the RAAF, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Boeing Defence Australia and Raytheon Australia. This work represents the first stage of the … [Read more...]

BAE Systems expands support for RAAF’s Hawk fleet

BAE Systems Australia has been selected to deliver operational maintenance for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk 127 lead-in fighter fleet, increasing the scope of the company’s current in-service support contract. From the beginning of July next year, 116 new employees will deliver all maintenance support for the Hawk on the flightline at RAAF Base Williamtown and … [Read more...]

Airbus Australia Pacific acquires Safe Air

Air New Zealand has announced that it has signed a conditional agreement for the sale of its aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), design and manufacturing subsidiary Safe Air to Airbus Group Australia Pacific. Air New Zealand chief operations officer Bruce Parton stated that the airline had been exploring opportunities to secure a solid future for Safe Air for … [Read more...]