Boeing celebrates South Australian milestone

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has celebrated its South Australian operations reaching 250 local employees, just six years since the company first established in the state.

BDA originally established in South Australia in 2015 to support the P-8A Poseidon fleet at RAAF Base Edinburgh. While the local workforce continues to play an important role in the sustainment and training support of the P-8A fleet, operations have expanded rapidly.

In addition to 120 staff based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, today more than 140 staff in BDA’s Adelaide CBD operations support a range of national defence and aerospace projects including the world-leading E-7A ‘Wedgetail’ Airborne Early Warning and Control platform and the Wakulda air battle management system.

BDA Vice President and Managing Director Scott Carpenter said the company had worked to establish an enduring role in South Australia.

“BDA works on some of the most challenging and complex defence and aerospace programs in the country,” Mr Carpendale said.

“Our Adelaide office was established to provide a base of operations for a skilled workforce to support BDA nationally. It provides proximity to nationally-significant defence projects which are boosted by the state government’s investment in defence industry and innovation, as well as access to a fantastic talent pool.

“This key milestone firmly demonstrates our commitment to support both the state of South Australia and our ADF customer.”

Reaffirming South Australia’s Defence State credentials, Boeing’s expansion success serves as proof that South Australia is an ideal place to invest, with a business environment that ensures sustainable growth.

Find out why South Australia is the ideal location for defence sector investment


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