Canada-based PAL Aerospace and Nowra-based Air Affairs Australia have announced the initiation of a strategic partnership for the provision of special mission aircraft and support services within Australia and the south Pacific.
The announcement follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies in 2018 to support the pursuit of special mission opportunities in maritime patrol and defence based activities in Australia and the Pacific region.
A combined PAL Aerospace and Air Affairs Australia offering facilitates the delivery of global in-service support capacity and consolidates worldwide experience in the maintenance and operation of a variety of special mission aircraft and configurations. Both companies believe this co-operative ability to provide customers with world-class solutions from the factory to the airfield and beyond creates a tremendous value proposition.
Chris Sievers, CEO of Air Affairs Australia, welcomed the signing of the strategic partnership and the opportunities the partnership presents, saying, "The teaming agreement between Air Affairs Australia and PAL Aerospace represents a significant addition to our capabilities in the region. Our collaboration with PAL Aerospace will further cement the presence of both organisations in Australia’s evolving aviation special mission industry.
"The ability for Air Affairs Australia to drive technological innovation in Australian aviation is greatly enhanced by this arrangement."
PAL Aerospace senior vice-president of business development John Turner reinforced these comments, saying, "Air Affairs are an extraordinary partner to have in the region and their commitment to the Australian aviation industry is unquestionable. The establishment of this partnership will facilitate resource sharing and knowledge transfer that will expand capabilities in the region and benefit Australian industry."
PAL Aerospace is an international aerospace and defence company with a focus on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions
Air Affairs Australia is an accomplished aviation special mission organisation and is able to leverage its significant proven experience to deliver highly tailored, high reliability special mission solutions to its defence and government clients throughout Australia and the world.