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MRO Asia-Pacific 2023

MRO Asia-Pacific 2023 was held at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26-28 September 2023. MRO Asia-Pacific is a targeted civil aerospace event that brings together the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry—locally and globally—to discuss the latest trends, issues and concerns of the sector, and to provide opportunities to connect with the entire aerospace industry.

The Queensland Government, through Strategic Industry Development, exhibited at the event along with 10 leading Queensland aerospace companies.

  • Cairns Airport—located in Far North Queensland—is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing air links to a range of domestic and international destinations. The airport is a gateway to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rainforests of North Queensland. Cairns Airport’s thriving General Aviation Precinct is a major driver of the local economy, with more than 200 businesses operating within the precinct, employing in excess of 3,500 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 fights, engineering, education and training, and aircraft cleaning and detailing.

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  • Flying Colours Aviation (FCA) is a leading aircraft repainting provider in the Australasia region, servicing the repaint and corrosion control requirements of civil and defence aircraft and operators. With the capability to strip and repaint aircraft up to Boeing 757-200 and C-130J at our Townsville facility, FCA has a proven track record, providing a full suite of high quality, innovative and environmentally sustainable services that ensures all aircraft are repainted to meet or exceed customer expectations.

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  • GE Aerospace is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of large jet aircraft engines, Dowty propellers, avionics, power generation and distribution systems; supplying commercial product to all local carriers operating within the Asia-Pacific and China regions. The company also supplies governments within the Asia-Pacific region with safe, strong and dynamic engines and systems for military and marine use. GE’s newest frontier—Aviation Digital Group—leverages its domain knowledge and data science capabilities to enable customer outcomes. Using data and analytics, GE partners with airlines, business jet operators and the military to reduce their operational costs, empower crew, enhance passenger experience and improve mission readiness.

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  • Heston MRO is one of the largest independent MRO organisations in Australasia and has been delivering customer-driven MRO services for more than 30 years. The company understands the changing needs of domestic, regional and international airlines; and builds and customises products around everchanging customer operational needs, with speed and flexibility and the utmost focus on safety and quality. Heston MRO continues to grow and develop its customer base and invest in capability and training to support the latest in aircraft technology platforms. In addition to line maintenance, engine on-wing technical capabilities and BSI, aircraft parking and storage, components and warehousing solutions, and CASA Part147 technical training school, the company has extended its presence to Europe. Heston MRO Europe is focused on component, material and repair solutions; and manages a network of warehouses strategically located in Australia, Europe and USA.

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  • Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form; from one hangar in Basel, Switzerland to some 50 locations worldwide. Jet Aviation keeps your aircraft in the air—where it belongs —providing maintenance services for fixed and rotary wing, to after-market and AOG, and refurbishment and upgrade. With multiple locations across the globe, the company services government, business, and private aircraft. Behind every seemingly effortless experience are Jet Aviation’s people. Whether in the air or on the ground, arriving or departing, behind every journey are hundreds of hands, dedicated to the details. Jet Aviation started as a family business and, throughout its growth, the company has maintained its commitment to this personalised service.

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  • Masters & Young Pty Ltd is an electronics design, research and manufacturing company providing services into the military, avionics and medical industries. The company’s modern design and manufacturing facility is based in Brisbane, Australia. The facility is close to the Brisbane Airport and international freight companies including DHL, Fedex and TNT. Masters & Young has three Pick and Place lines in-house, with AOI and Xray inspection. The company can manufacture products to a client’s design or work with the client to perform all the development tasks in-house including specification documents, PCB and enclosure design, manufacture, testing and provision of final documentation.

    Masters & Young is certified to ISO9001, with ISO9100 pending final certification. Each of the company’s soldering staff are certified to IPC001 and more than 15 staff are certified to IPC610. Masters & Young is a true innovator with many years of collaborative research in physics and engineering including specialist solders, air velocity sensors for explosive atmosphere, and flight computes for hypersonic engine testing. The company is a major provider of military electronics equipment, with current clients including Rheinmetall, Thales and Boeing Defense Australia. For each of these companies, Masters & Young provides design, testing and manufacturing services. Much of the equipment produced is intended for use in front line and simulation systems. The company’s focus is problem solving for difficult real-world situations.

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  • Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide. With 20 Repair Stations and more than 850,000 square feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Brazil; PAG’s 23 locations and customer-focused business model serve aviation customers through supply chain and Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO®) services. PAG provides MRO and supply chain solutions for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. PAG has MRO and manufacturing capabilities in four market segments—avionics, components, engines and manufacturing/DER services. PAG is dedicated to keeping mission critical, business, military and defense operators in the air.

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  • The Qantas Group operates one of the largest MRO organisations in the Asia-Pacific, with a long-established international reputation for operational excellence and safety. With the experience gained in maintaining their own fleet of almost 300 aircraft, the company can respond to customer airline requirements with flexibility and an understanding of operator's concerns and constraints. Qantas is at the leading edge of technological development, constantly improving the company’s products, processes and systems. Qantas’ focus on continuous improvement, world's best practice, and striving to become the most cost-efficient operation in the Airline industry benefits operators utilising the company's engineering and maintenance services.

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  • SC Analytix is proud to be an Australian-owned and operated company. SC Analytix’s focus is to simplify and streamline the management of its customers’ supply chain and service parts maintenance operations. With years of experience and expertise in the industry, the company’s team is dedicated to helping customers achieve their goals and maximize success.

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  • Wagner Corporation entered into the aviation market in 2014 through the development of Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Constructed in just over 19 months and 11 days from 2012-2014, it is the first major greenfield public airport development in Australia in more than 50 years and the first ever fully privately funded airport in Australia.

    Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is a gateway airport for Toowoomba and South-East Queensland and provides intrastate, interstate and international connectivity for the region. Boasting the only scheduled weekly international dedicated freighter service in Queensland, as well as 60+ weekly passenger flights and a direct dedicated helicopter service to Brisbane and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is a catalyst for aerospace, education, tourism and economic development in the region.

    Billed as the country’s greenest airport due to the use of Wagner’s proprietary Earth Friendly Concrete, this one project alone saved some 6,600 tonnes of CO² emission by using a geopolymer cement in place of conventional cement-based concrete in 51,000 m² of heavy-duty pavements, the turning node, foundations, wall panels and civil works.

    Located within the Toowoomba Wellcamp Precinct is the Aerospace & Defence Precinct. In 2022, Wagner Corporation successfully secured a partnership with Boeing to build on its existing presence in Queensland through the assembly of the MQ-28 Ghostbat unmanned aircraft at the new Wellcamp Airport Aerospace & Defence Precinct. The MQ-28 Ghostbat will be the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years and the first time ever Boeing will assemble an aircraft outside of North America.

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Queensland Aerospace Roadmap

The Queensland Aerospace 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan identifies new opportunities and solutions to continue to accelerate growth in both the civilian and defence aerospace sectors and to create sustainable jobs well in the future.

Visit our Aerospace webpage for further information.

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Last updated: 10 Oct 2023