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Boeing Lands a Royal Paint Job

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has been awarded a three-year contract to perform aircraft surface finishing services for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft fleet.

The contract, worth about $21.2 million (US), involves preparing, remediating and painting AP-3C Orion, C-130H Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, and Hawk-127 aircraft across multiple locations in Australia and New Zealand.

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The contract involves preparing, remediating and painting AP-3C Orion, C-130H Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, and Hawk-127 aircraft across multiple locations in Australia and New Zealand.

BDA will establish a coating facility at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, to perform some of the painting.

“The contract is expected to create up to a dozen new positions in Williamtown and to provide continued employment for employees at our Corrosion Control Facility at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland,” said Kim Gillis, managing director, BDA.

‘Comprehensive Paint Solution’

Beginning in 2013, Williamtown will become the primary facility for painting F/A-18 classic Hornets, while Amberley will immediately focus on the Hawk-127.

BDA supplier Air New Zealand will provide paint finishing services for the AP-3C Orion at its facility in Christchurch, with maintenance support provided by Australian Aerospace. The C-130H Hercules will be painted by BDA supplier Flying Colours Aviation in Townsville, North Queensland.

 Boeing Defence Australia
RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, will become the primary facility for painting F/A-18 classic Hornets.

“BDA has a decade of experience providing surface finishing services for the Australian Defence Force, having completed 90 military fixed-wing, rotary-wing and fast jets at our Amberley facility,” said Murray Brabrook, general manager, Integrated Logistics, BDA.

“We look forward to partnering with the Aerospace Materiel Systems Program Office to provide a comprehensive paint solution that ensures ongoing operational effectiveness.”

A C-130H Hercules will be the first aircraft painted in Townsville under the contract in mid-April, followed by a fleet of Hawk-127s at RAAF Base Amberley.

Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, is a leading Australian aerospace enterprise.

   

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