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MRO Asia-Pacific 2020

MRO Asia-Pacific Virtual: Overcoming Unprecedented Change and the Challenge of What Lies Ahead is being held online from 22-24 September 2020.

The event will provide digital content and networking, and a marketplace where the airline, OEM and MRO supplier communities can discover and showcase new products and innovations, connect with and source new and existing business partners, and share knowledge and best practices.

The Queensland Government, through Defence Jobs Queensland, will be exhibiting at the event along with 10 leading Queensland aerospace companies. These companies are:

  • Aero Plastics is a supplier of quality aerospace products and cost-effective solutions to aviation manufacturers and maintenance facilities worldwide, backed by quality service and product support. With its modern, well equipped manufacturing plant located in Townsville, the company is dedicated to supporting the regional airline industry. AP&S’s capabilities cover an extensive range of quality interior mouldings—from meal tray repairs to complete replacement interior kits—and include specialised ‘one-off’ design concepts as well as high volume certified and approved production runs. The company’s material testing facilities provide for comprehensive verification to the required aviation principals, ensuring the highest product standards.

  • AVCRO Pty Ltd (Aviation Component Repair and Overhaul) are aircraft overhaul specialists with bases at Brisbane, Wellcamp and Warwick Airports in Queensland. The company offers premium quality aviation repairs and modifications, and specialises in component maintenance services. AVCRO now offer storage maintenance transition and anticipate granting of their A1 Approval Certificate for ATR 72, A320 and B737NG Line in coming weeks to add to its existing scope. The company is committed to increasing its capability and extending reach in the regional carrier and storage maintenance sector. AVCRO is a CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance and Repair Organisation, approved to conduct aircraft maintenance to GA, charter and RPT sector aircraft.

  • Cairns Airport in Far North Queensland is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing air links to a range of domestic and international destinations. Cairns Airport is the gateway to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rainforests of North Queensland.

    Cairns Airport’s thriving General Aviation Precinct is a major economic driver of the local economy, with more than 300 businesses operating within the precinct and employing in excess of 6,300 skilled employees. The precinct is home to a range of businesses and industries, including freight consolidation, rescue firefighting services, avionics, government agencies, maintenance, charter and scenic flights, engineering, education and training, and aircraft cleaning and detailing.

  • As one of the few AS9100 certified microelectronics manufacturers in Australia, Crystalaid is uniquely positioned to provide a seamless experience for customers through the design, manufacture, assembly and repair of complex Printed Circuit Assemblies to IPC Class 3 standard. Founded in 1952, Crystalaid has a long history of producing and supporting a wide variety of solutions for customers across the aerospace and defence industries. Crystalaid’s exceptional skill level ensures that, in addition to design and manufacture, Crystalaid is capable of providing customers with the ability to undertake complex diagnosis and repair of printed circuit assemblies while also offering services such as final assembly.

  • Hawker Pacific - a Jet Aviation Company has been delivering a diverse range of integrated aviation solutions for more than 40 years. These include aircraft sales; aircraft support and management; and aircraft supplies across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Middle East, plus many more locations throughout Asia and the Pacific. The company has a successful track record of delivery, specialising in working closely with customers to clearly understand their requirements and offer solutions to best fit budgetary, schedule and capability needs.

  • Heston MRO is one of the largest independent MRO organisations in Australasia and has been delivering customer-driven MRO services for more than 25 years. The company understands the changing needs of local and international airlines and is ready to open new line stations on demand, offer superior line and light maintenance (P145), engine on wing services, technical training school (P147), materials, components and warehouse solutions and also long and short term aircraft parking and storage in the region. Heston MRO builds and customises products around their customers’ operational needs, with speed and flexibility and the utmost focus on safety and quality, coupled with the experience and deep technical knowledge. The company continues to grow and develop with its customer base, and to invest in capability and training to support the latest in aircraft technology platforms.

  • Pacific Air Express is a cargo airline based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and operating both domestically and internationally to and from the South Pacific and Asia regions. The company provides cargo solutions to meet market needs, including supplying specialised services within urgent time frames, domestic and international charter flights, international and complex logistic freight management, and CASA Part 145 AMO and Part 42 CAMO services. Pacific Air Express has main bases located at Brisbane and Honiara International Airports, with outstations in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

  • Pacific Turbine Brisbane has Part 145 MRO, P&W PT6A and Honeywell TPE331 workshops for turbine modification, repair and overhaul. The company offers turbine engine solutions including engine management programs, engine exchange and outright sales; rental and leasing; and in-field repairs. Extensive parts stock (LRUs, accessories, parts and hardware) are held at the Brisbane facility and supported by a highly experienced team of engineers and sales and technical representatives. The company’s recent acquisition of Prime Turbines in the USA has opened up the rotary market to the Group, further enhancing its service capability. Pacific Turbine also offers Part 145, FAA and EASA release certifications for engines and parts, and has recently installed a brand new PT6A test cell.

  • Plane Support is an Australian aviation company operating from the Gold Coast, providing manufacturing, overhaul and engineering consulting services. The company has been a trusted supplier of aviation parts and services worldwide for more than 20 years. Plane Support’s key capabilities include AMPA manufacturing, (CASR Part 21K), one-off production manufacturing (CASA Part 21G) and aeronautical and technical engineering (STCs with FAA and EASA approvals). A new CASA Part 145 MRO capability will be available in Q4 2020, offering a one-stop repair shop. With extensive experience in machined and sheet metal parts, aeromedical, technical consulting and project-based work, Plane Support provides innovative and unique turnkey solutions and supports it with quality engineering and regulatory compliance. Plane Support provides fixed and rotary wing work support to maintenance organisations, RPT airlines, fleet operators and aircraft owners, and are known to provide expert knowledge and high quality service.

  • TAE Aerospace a 100% Australian-owned company, is Australia's premier maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for military and commercial gas turbine engines. Selected as Asia-Pacific's MRO provider for the F135 engine which powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, TAE is the world’s largest Honeywell-authorized TPE331 engine service provider across engines and test cells, LRU components, fuel controls, and engine component repair. TAE also provides support support for Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines and components, and GE H80 engine services in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As part of the company’s one-stop service, it can support your fleet with OEM-backed fire protection and rescue services, electromechanical components, parts supply and sales, engine health and usage monitoring, and quality wheel and brake MRO.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021