Business

July 16, 2012

Boeing demonstrates multi-location paint capability for Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from two separate facilities. The RAAF accepted a repainted Orion AP-3C aircraft at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia and a C-130H Hercules, shown here, at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales less than three months after contract date.

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from two separate facilities.

The RAAF accepted a repainted Orion AP-3C aircraft at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia and a C-130H Hercules at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales less than three months after contract date. Under the AUD $20 million agreement signed in March, BDA will paint 63 more RAAF fixed-wing aircraft over three years.

The AP-3C maritime surveillance aircraft spent 30 days in Air New Zealand’s paint facility in Christchurch. BDA partner Air New Zealand Engineering Services stripped and painted the aircraft while it simultaneously underwent maintenance support services provided by Australian Aerospace Limited.

“This added a layer of complexity, as we had to ensure that the maintenance activities were scheduled in between stripping and painting the aircraft,” said Dennis Mulligan, BDA Surface Finishing project manager. “Due to excellent collaboration among all parties, we were able to deliver the aircraft to the customer on time and within budget.”

Meanwhile, the first of three RAAF C-130H transport aircraft was repainted within three weeks as BDA partnered with regional supplier Flying Colours Aviation in Townsville, Queensland.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from two separate facilities. The RAAF accepted a repainted Orion AP-3C aircraft, shown here, at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia and a C-130H Hercules at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales less than three months after contract date.

“Our successful start on this program is testament to BDA’s commitment to providing the same level of service to the RAAF fleet irrespective of location, as well as our local-partnership approach that draws on Boeing’s global supply chain and capabilities,” said Kim Gillis, managing director of Boeing Defence Australia.

“The preparation, remediation and painting of tactical derivative aircraft is a natural extension of the sustainment services that BDA currently provides the RAAF at Amberley and Williamtown,” Gillis added. “When we say we can deliver, we mean it.”

Over the next three years, BDA will prepare, remediate and paint aircraft across four of the RAAF’s mid-to large-sized platforms in multiple locations in Australia and New Zealand.

This month, BDA will begin painting the first of 28 Hawk-127 jet fighters at RAAF Base Amberley’s Corrosion Control Facility.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Virgin Galactic photograph

NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of th...
 
 

Lockheed Martin, StemRad studying first-responder radiation shield for potential deep-space application

StemRad, Ltd. and Lockheed Martin have initiated a joint research and development effort to determine if StemRad’s radiation shielding technology ñ originally designed for first-responders ñ could help to keep astronauts safe on deep-space exploration missions. This collaboration is part of Lockheed Martin’s ongoing effort to establish international partnerships for human explorat...
 
 

General Dynamics to continue modernizing submarine tactical weapons systems

General Dynamics has received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for U. S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for sub...
 

 

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines sign exclusive pilot training agreement

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline’s 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing’s Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlines p...
 
 
boeing-launch

Boeing WGS-7 satellite to provide military with 17 percent more bandwidth

Boeing’s seventh Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is now in orbit and will soon provide the U.S. and allied militaries with 17 percent more secure communications bandwidth than its predecessors thanks to a payload upgrade. ...
 
 

Boeing, Japanese partners formally sign agreement on 777X

Boeing and key Japanese partners July 23 signed a formal agreement for significant work on Boeing’s new 777X airplane. The agreement finalizes last year’s announcement by Boeing, Japan Aircraft Industries and Japan Aircraft Development Corporation of a Memorandum of Agreement to provide approximately 21 percent of the major airplane structure components for the 777X. The...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>