Australian Army veteran and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson has joined Boeing Defence Australia as a strategic Defence Advisor. Following a near 15 year military career, Donaldson’s knowledge and experience will support the Australian aerospace company’s continued growth in the joint and land domain. Darren Edwards, Boeing Defence Australia’s vice president and managing director, said Donaldson … Continue reading Boeing appoints Australian army veteran
Boeing announced in a press statement its investment in Valencia, California-based Gamma Alloys,a producer of aluminium alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composites for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries. This investment by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, which was established earlier this year, is its first in advanced materials and machining development and applications. “The wear, … Continue reading Boeing HorizonX invests in advanced materials producer Gamma Alloys
An autonomous ocean vehicle manufactured in Australia and powered by the sun and waves is helping oceanographers monitor the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has completed a seven-day open water mission covering 200 nautical miles in waters off the coast of North Queensland. The use of the Wave Glider is … Continue reading Boeing, Liquid Robotics build solar-powered, autonomous marine glider
A BIS Oxford Economics report highlights the breadth and scale of the leading aerospace company’s growth in this part of the world. Based on 2016 data, Boeing generates nearly $1.3 billion for the Australian economy and supports more than 9,300 direct and indirect jobs through its high-tech operations including advanced manufacturing, defence, research and development, … Continue reading Boeing injected $1.3b to Australian GDP in 2016
The Queensland government said that their local SMEs are benefitting from a state government’s investment in a remotely piloted aircraft project with Boeing. Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch mentioned late last month that eight Queensland SMEs have already been engaged to provide systems engineering support, and to develop and manufacture hardware … Continue reading QLD SMEs and Boeing to work on world-first technology
Last week, Saab Australia released a report saying ten defence-tech startups have been selected for the new Techstars Adelaide program which Saab Australia is a founding industry partner. Techstars is an international investor accelerator program that helps technology entrepreneurs succeed by connecting founders and their teams with industry experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, corporate partners … Continue reading Ten startups for Techstars Adelaide program
Late last month, Boeing Research and Technology Australia (BR&T–Australia) announced that it has moved its Brisbane-based team into a new centre within The University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia campus. The move is the first time in the Asia-Pacific region that Boeing has co-located research within a university. The BR&T-Australia Technology Centre, at the UQ … Continue reading Boeing opens R&D facility at University of Queensland
Leading global aerospace company Boeing will open an office in South Australia this month. Boeing’s new Adelaide office will support advanced military systems and leading edge research and development over the long term. The hub will work closely with universities, other tertiary institutions and research organisations. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Boeing Managing Director Darren … Continue reading Boeing to open office in South Australia
Heat Treatment Australia (HTA) has opened its new aerospace and defence facility in Coopers Plains, Brisbane. The new aerospace and defence thermal processing facility will help plug capacity and capability gaps in the Joint-Strike Fighter (JSF) 35’s build and sustainment programs. The facility is expected to employ 14 people. The new facility provides key processing … Continue reading HTA’s new Aerospace & Defence facility to bolster F-35 capabilities
US vice president Joe Biden visited the Boeing Aerostructures plant in Port Melbourne yesterday, talking up the value of free trade and innovation and addressing 200 employees after a factory tour.
Boeing’s second quarter profit was higher than expected. The result follows increases in deliveries of its commercial planes such as the 737 and 787.
Boeing Co has recommenced deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jet. This follows news that its battery system has been redesigned.
Boeing Research & Technology Australia has opened a new research and development lab at Port Melbourne, with the operation representing the company’s largest research presence outside the US.
Boeing has put together blueprints for the world’s longest-range passenger jet. A revamp of its 777 wide-body jet, the planned aircrafts have the family code name 777X.
Ian Thomas, Boeing’s president in Australia and South Pacific, has been appointed as head of the federal government’s manufacturing leaders group.
A new titanium additive manufacturing facility has been announced by CSIRO, as part of its Future Manufacturing Flagship.
Ferra Engineering, an award-winning Brisbane aerospace contractor, has plans to lead the world and use 3D manufacturing in a large-scale, commercial operation, reports the Australian Financial Review.
Victoria’s Lovitt Technologies has won a global contract worth almost $1 million to manufacture wing parts for Boeing’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fleet.
Australia is not a cheap place to manufacture, as Boeing Aerostructures Australia managing director John Duddy said in a speech at the recent National Manufacturing Week (NMW) Conference.
CSIRO has entered into a five-year, $25 million strategic research program with Boeing, to drive innovation in space sciences, advanced materials, energy and direct manufacturing.