SHOALHAVEN based Air Affairs Australia and PAL Aerospace have announced a strategic partnership for the provision of special mission aircraft and support services within Australia and the South Pacific.
The announcement at the recent Avalon Air Show follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies last year to support the pursuit of special mission opportunities in maritime patrol and defence based activities in the region.
Air Affairs Australia CEO Chris Sievers said the agreement with PAL Aerospace would represent a significant addition to 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,” he said.
“The ability for Air Affairs Australia to drive technological innovation in Australian aviation is greatly enhanced by this arrangement.”
PAL CEO Brian Chafe said the company was excited to leverage the independent areas of expertise and exploit the synergies that exist between the two companies.
“Air Affairs Australia and PAL Aerospace share similar histories and have become leaders in our respective fields,” Mr Chafe said.
“We believe there is significant benefit to combining the knowledge and expertise we can now share in both the northern and southern hemispheres.”
PAL Aerospace Senior Vice-President of Business Development John Turner said Air Affairs was an extraordinary partner to have in the region and their commitment to the Australian aviation industry was unquestionable.
“This agreement is testament to how PAL works to develop partnerships that grow beyond single contracts into lasting and mutually beneficial global relationships,” he said.
“This partnership will facilitate resource sharing and knowledge transfer that will expand capabilities in the region and benefit Australian industry.”
Air Affairs Australia manager of business development Dennis Hinds said the agreement represents a paradigm shift in the special mission industry in Australia and exemplifies the robust relationship between the two companies.
“This alliance will empower both organisations to seek out opportunities throughout Australia and the world,” he said.
Air Affairs Australia has significant proven experience delivering highly tailored, high reliability special mission solutions to its defence and government clients throughout Australia and the world.
Coupled with its considerable aerospace design, manufacturing and engineering capability, Air Affairs Australia brings dependable, customer-centric products to the Australian aviation market.