Eyre to There Aviation intends to be Australia’s first manufacturer of electric aircraft, having signed a deal to build Pipistrel’s Alpha Electro aircrafts in Adelaide. Managing director, Barrie Rogers, said the electric aeroplane designed by Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel was marketed towards the flight training market. The company will initially import 15 assembled aircraft … Continue reading Australia to enter electric aircraft market
Aviation manufacturing giant Airbus and Deakin University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards future research collaborations, which could include investigations in areas such as robotics, materials, motion simulators, artificial intelligence and batteries. “This agreement provides an invaluable opportunity to draw the best out of what researchers can offer to industry through a series of … Continue reading Airbus and Deakin kick off research collaboration
A multi-stakeholder partnership to inspire the next generation of manufacturing kicked off at the 2019 Edinburgh Air Show on November 8. The Royal Australian Air Force, along with Boeing, BAE Systems Australia, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, SAAB, universities and vocational education providers, will run the program, named Astro-STEM. 600 students participated in the program … Continue reading Airshow inspires next generation
Australian SMEs have an opportunity to be part of the build-up of the Polish defence forces. The Eastern-European country will spend $71 billion on the technical modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces until 2026. Austrade has been exploring how Australian manufacturers can be part of this build up, and has held roundtables with suppliers in … Continue reading Opportunities for Australian manufacturers to supply Polish Armed Forces
Brisbane will host the inaugural aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) exhibition in the Australasia region in 2020, which will focus on the region’s growing role in the aerospace industry. Titled Australasia MRO, the inaugural event was announced by Aviation Week Network at the Queensland Pavilion at MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore, the largest annual conference and exhibition in the … Continue reading Brisbane to emerge as Australasia’s aviation hub
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is inviting innovators in the aviation, space and aerospace domains to nominate for the Avalon 2019 Innovation Awards. The awards recognise innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of innovation in these domains. There are six awards for aerospace and aviation innovators, including SME innovation grants … Continue reading Nominations open for Avalon 2019 Innovation Awards
Fifteen companies from Victoria and South Australia have been named as recipients of nearly $19 million worth of grants under the second and final phase of the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund. Recipients of the grants include BNNT Technology, which will receive a $1.4 million grant to help produce its boron nitride nanotubes on an … Continue reading Fifteen manufacturing businesses to share $19m in government funding
Australia is leading a pioneering new trial for use of advanced satellite positioning to guide aeroplanes, to make regional aviation safer and more efficient. The trial program, led by Airservices Australia, is one of more than 25 being undertaken across multiple sectors, funded through a $12 million Australian Government program, Airservices Australia reported. The projects are … Continue reading Australia’s new aviation trial looks to benefit from satellite technology
The new multi-million dollar expansion of the Albatross Aviation Technology Park will set the Shoalhaven defence industry on a new path to growth, according to NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair. Blair joined Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra, Gareth Ward in Nowra last week to tour the expanded facilities. “This facility … Continue reading NSW aviation park expansion an opportunity for local companies
Babcock International’s Australasian CEO for engineering, infrastructure and aviation believes local operations will grow by more than 25 per cent annually, it has been reported. David Ruff spoke with the AFR about the potential for the business, which has been awarded contract “to provide offshore helicopter support services” in the Timor Sea for the United … Continue reading Australia’s aviation manufacturing sector set for boom times
European plane maker Airbus has announced that three Chinese companies have ordered a total of 68 A320 aircraft.
Australian Minister for Defence Material, Jason Clare announced yesterday of the first Australian made part for the first Joint Strike Fighter aircraft AU-1.