Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has officially welcomed Australian and global defence and aerospace companies to Avalon 2019 as part of the Australian International Airshow (AIA).
Minister Pyne said he was pleased to support the event held at Avalon Airport, which is open to the public from 1-3 March 2019.
"I’m proud of the extent of Australian industry involvement in AIA19, with 468 Australian companies represented. A further 230 international companies from 30 countries will also be in attendance," said Minister Pyne.
"Air Force will be displaying a range of new acquisitions received since the last Air Show, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the P-8A Poseidon and the Pilatus PC-21 Pilot Trainer.
"More than 210,000 people attended the last airshow in 2017 – and even higher visitor numbers expected this year."
Senator David Fawcett, Assistant Minister for Defence, will officially open the airshow today on behalf of the government.
Additional information about AIA19 can be found at www.airshow.com.au