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Globally competitive air companies with headquarters or significant operations in Queensland include:

  • Airbus Group Australia Pacific - headquartered in Queensland, Airbus is assembling and delivering 47 MRH90 multi-role helicopters for the Australian Army and Navy and also supports 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARH) for the Australian Army
  • Asia Pacific Aerospace - a privately owned SME specialising in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of small to medium gas turbine engines
  • BAE Systems Australia - a defence and security company offering security clients and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through-life support, security, logistics and systems integration services
  • Becker Helicopters - a helicopter operator offering flight training, air transport operations, maintenance and overhaul services and ab initio and advanced training to universal military standards
  • Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) - headquartered in Queensland, BDA has key capability in tactical and airlift aircraft, strike fighter sustainment services, integrated logistics support, and surveillance programs
  • Boeing Research and Technology Australia - Boeing's advanced research and development unit
  • Craig International Ballistics - a leading supplier of body armour to the ADF) and police forces
  • Crystalaid Manufacture - an electronics manufacturer with capability in design and production engineering
  • Ferra - a company specialising in the design, manufacture, assembly and test of aerospace structures and sub-systems
  • Flying Colours Aviation - an SME offering complete painting and refinishing of exterior, cabin interior and components for civil and defence aircraft with a facility capable of accommodating large aircraft such as the Hercules C-130J and Airbus 320
  • GE Aviation Systems Australia - one of the world's leading manufacturers of large jet aircraft engines and support services
  • Heat Treatment Australia - the largest commercial heat treater in Australia
  • Insitu Pacific - a subsidiary of the Boeing company that designs, develops and operates high-performance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
  • L3 Harris - Micreo - a company that specialises in the design and manufacture of radio frequency microphones and subsystems for global defence companies
  • Northrop Grumman Australia - a key supplier to defence, communications, security and information markets providing capability and technology related to the Wedgetail AEW&C, FA/18 Super Hornet and KC-30A MRTT programs
  • Nova Systems - a company providing engineering and management services including complex project delivery to Australian and international defence organisations and government
  • Raytheon Australia - a high technology company providing solutions in mission systems integration and mission support
  • QinetiQ - a leading provider of impartial technology-based services and solutions to a number of markets including defence, security and aerospace.
  • Standard Aero - a leading provider of MRO services for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft.
  • TAE Aerospace - a leading provider of gas-turbine MRO services that also offers aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing, avionics and aircraft wheel and brake services

Last updated: 21 Jun 2022