Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Townsville wins Chinook helicopter maintenance contract

townsville wins the chinook contract
Townsville wins the Chinook contract - Commonwealth of Australia

Townsville’s reputation as a defence hub has been given a boost with crucial helicopter maintenance jobs coming to the city.

Townsville’s reputation as a defence hub has been given a boost with crucial helicopter maintenance jobs coming to the city.

The Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne today announced that Boeing Defence Australia has been selected as the preferred supplier for the maintenance of Army’s new Chinook Foxtrot helicopters.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Minister Pyne said the anticipated value of the contract is up to $20 million over five years from 1 January 2017 and will create 18 highly skilled jobs in Townsville. It will mean that Townsville will be the centre of all Chinook Foxtrot Helicopter maintenance.

“This is great news for Townsville and the local area, investing over $20 million and creating aviation maintenance jobs,” Minister Pyne said.

“These specialists will be employed in Townsville to work alongside soldier technicians on Army’s new sophisticated Chinook helicopters.

“The contract integrates defence industry and Australian Defence Force workforces to provide an efficient, flexible and effective maintenance team for Australia’s Chinook helicopter capability.

"This is all part of the Turnbull government’s commitment to growing defence industry in Australia and using our defence dollar, where possible, locally to create jobs and spur economic growth.”

PROMOTED CONTENT
Townsville wins Chinook helicopter maintenance contract
RS40109_20160918ran8119365_125-copy.jpg-alt_478.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

The inaugural Defence Connect AIC Summit will place you with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the defence industry to discuss the government’s intention to improve AIC and increase the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this event, register for free today to attend the live stream on 22 October. Register your interest to attend, visit: www.defenceconnect.com.au/aic-summit

more from defence connect

NSW firm tapped to build Army vehicle fleet
Sep 24 2021
NSW firm tapped to build Army vehicle fleet
A multimillion-dollar contract has been awarded to a Port Macquarie-based business for the develop of rough terrain vehicles. ...
Sep 24 2021
QUT to develop technology to identify fallen Australian soldiers
The Morrison government has granted the Queensland University of Technology with a $2.2 million contract to develop forensic techn...
Sep 24 2021
MH-60R Seahawk achieves operational milestone
The Royal Australian Navy helicopter has surpassed 2,000 flight hours while on deployment in south-east Asia. ...