South Australia to showcase aerospace and space capabilities at Avalon

South Australia’s advanced manufacturing companies and innovative businesses in the aerospace and space industries will be showcased on the global stage at Avalon Airshow 2019.

Twenty-four local companies, as well as four research and educational organisations, are set to highlight their services, products and technology on the Defence SA stand – which will also include a space presence – at Avalon.

Held in Geelong, from 26 February to 3 March, Avalon is the largest civil and military aviation, aerospace and space trade show in the Southern Hemisphere.

Defence SA Chief Executive Richard Price said the event is an ideal opportunity to promote South Australia’s aerospace and space capabilities, and explore potential supply chain opportunities on upcoming projects.

“South Australia has a dynamic aerospace industry and the state’s Edinburgh Defence Precinct is home to some of Australia’s most significant Defence projects, including the Boeing P8 Poseidon maritime surveillance fleet, Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) and the Triton.

“Avalon will be an important opportunity in exposing our innovative local companies to the broader aerospace community.

“Strengthening existing relationships and fostering new partnerships will be key to securing supply chain work on these upcoming projects.

“Establishing the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency in South Australia at the innovation neighbourhood Lot Fourteen is set to create unprecedented opportunities for our space and defence industries, and we want our companies to be best placed take advantage of this imminent industry boom.”

The exhibition will include a number of Defence SA-organised meetings and networking opportunities, along with representatives from the South Australian Space Industry Centre and the Defence Innovation Partnership, including South Australia’s three main universities.

South Australian companies exhibiting on the Defence SA stand include: