Local Industry

Airbus in Australia Pacific plays a crucial role in advancing the Australia-Pacific region’s defence and commercial aviation capabilities. We set the benchmark for military and civil helicopters and military mission fixed-wing aircraft. Our success and reputation comes from the expertise of our personnel combined with the knowledge and financial strength of Airbus Helicopters.

Airbus in Australia Pacific is committed to developing local industry capabilities. Regional organisations are contracted to manufacture and support crucial parts of the company’s programs including composite structure components, engines, avionics, electronic defence equipment and mechanical parts.

Airbus in Australia Pacific’s ARH Tiger and NH90 MRH projects have been associated with extensive Australian industry programs resulting in $A1.7 billion of activity injected into the local aerospace industry, including $A100 million of direct investment.

Knowledge Transfer

Through the company’s helicopter and fixed-wing programs, Airbus in Australia Pacific is transferring knowledge between Australia and Europe, building local expertise and showcasing Australian and New Zealand knowledge and capabilities.