Australian Aerospace is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eurocopter which is in turn a part of the EADS Group. The Company can trace its heritage in Australia back to 1927, has a sound background in support to the Australian Defence Force, as well as the Australian civil helicopter market. With financial strength and access to the expertise of Eurocopter and the EADS Group, Australian Aerospace is well placed to offer outstanding solutions to military and civil customers’ requirements.
Australian Aerospace has extensive history and experience in the deep maintenance, modification and through life support of Australian military aircraft. Through its past and current Programs the Company has developed extensive support capabilities including integrated Avionics and Structural Engineering capability, logistics expertise and holds AEO and AMO accreditations for a number of platforms.
Australian Aerospace Programs are as follows: Civil Aircraft: Australian Aerospace sells and supports the superb range of Eurocopter helicopters to the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific markets. Support activities include spare parts, all levels of maintenance, modification and component repair including dynamic component overhaul and composite blade repair. The Brisbane facility is assembling EC120B helicopters for the Australian, South East Asian, South American and South African markets.
ARH Tiger Program: Australian Aerospace is responsible for the introduction of the ARH Tiger Helicopter to the Australian Army including establishment of training systems, logistic support systems, systems engineering and through-life support capability. The Company is also responsible for Through-Life Support of the operational aircraft. Eighteen out of the twenty two Tigers are being assembled in the AA Brisbane facility. The first 4 aircraft were assembled in Europe and entered service from December 2004. The remaining 18 aircraft are being assembled at the Company’s Brisbane facility. As part of the training system for the ARH Tiger, Australian Aerospace has developed a suite of excellent ground training devices that will enhance the development of skills and expertise for the maintainers and operators of the Tiger and potentially other aircraft types.
MRH 90 Program: Australian Aerospace is responsible for the project management, assembly and test of 46 MRH90 Multi Role Helicopters for the Australian Army. As with the Tiger Program, the first 4 MRH 90 will be assembled in Europe with the first two be delivered in December 2007. The remaining 42 aircraft will be assembled in Brisbane with the first of these, MRH 5, scheduled for delivery in December 2008.
AP3C Orion: Australian Aerospace is the Platform System Support Contractor form the AP- 3C Orion fleet, is a member of the P3 Accord. The Company provides numerous sustainment functions such as Deep Maintenance, Annual R2 Inspections, Fatigue Life Inspections and Logistic functions as well as structural integration of Block Upgrades for the AP3C fleet.
DHC-4 Caribou: Australian Aerospace and its predecessor organisations have been the deep maintenance provider for the Caribou since it first entered Australian Service, and the Company is now the Through Life Support Logistic Contractor for the platform. Functions include maintenance, engineering, publication management, configuration management, inventory management, Repairable Items Management as well as spares assessing and procurement.
MRTT: Australian Aerospace will be involved in the detail design and ongoing support for the mission equipment in the new A330 Multi Role Tanker being acquired by the ADF.
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