Airbus Arrives in Canberra

16 July 2014

Airbus in Australia Pacific new headquarters commissioned
Airbus Arrives in Canberra

Canberra, 16 July, 2014: Leading local defence manufacturer Australian Aerospace Limited has been rebranded as Airbus in Australia Pacific, marking the occasion with the formal opening of a new headquarters complex in Canberra. The new offices were officially opened this morning by the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. David Johnston.

Following the lead taken early this year when the EADS Group was rebranded as “Airbus” and Eurocopter as “Airbus Helicopters”, effective today the new Airbus in Australia Pacific will be home to,and represent, three distinct brands:

1. Airbus
2. Airbus Helicopters
3. Airbus Defence and Space.

Airbus in Australia Pacific will remain 100 per cent owned by Airbus Helicopters, and the changes will apply to all logos, branding, products and services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Commenting on the start of a new era for Australia’s defence and aerospace industries, the inaugural Managing Director of Airbus in Australia Pacific, Dr. Jens Goennemann, said:

“Across the world, the move to Airbus strengthens our position in the market. Airbus is a strong brand name and we now have a unified corporate name in commercial aircraft, helicopters, defence and space – that also represents the three divisions of the Airbus – trading on Airbus’ brand recognition of quality, innovation and reliability.

“Airbus in Australia Pacific seeks to grow the business within the region where we have identified a range of opportunities to expand our portfolio of products. As the local ‘industrial footprint’ representing Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space in the region, we seek to further partner with the Defence Force of Australia, New Zealand and nations of the South Pacific”.

Located on Level 1, 2 Brindabella Circuit in the Brindabella Business Park, the new headquarters complex positions Airbus in Australia Pacific close to Australia’s Defence community.

About Airbus in Australia Pacific

Airbus in Australia Pacific is a part of Airbus, a global pioneer in aerospace and defence related services whose companies include Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space.

Wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, Airbus in Australia Pacific represents the interests of Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The local company is the region’s largest helicopter manufacturer, employing more than 1400 people across 15 sites in Australia and New Zealand. Airbus in Australia Pacific supports more than 500 civil and military Airbus Helicopters and military fixed wing aircraft and is a leading high technology system integrator and through-life-support provider.

Airbus in Australia Pacific’s offering includes products, services and support of military aircraft, space systems and communication, intelligence and security.

For more information please contact:

Nathan Pick
Tel.: + 61 (0)7 3637 3906
Mob.: + 61 (0)439 676 909
Ted Porter
Tel.: + 61 (0)2 9436 0200
Mob.: + 61 (0)418 468 269