RAAF gets first two repainted planes

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 17, 2012
A repainted RAAF AP-3C. (Boeing Defence Australia)

Boeing Defence Australia has delivered the first two RAAF aircraft repainted under a $20 million contract signed in March. In all, the company will repaint 65 RAAF aircraft.

An AP-3C maritime surveillance aircraft based at RAAF Edinburgh was repainted at Air New Zealand’s paint facility in Christchurch, while the first of three C-130H airflifters based at RAAF Richmond was repainted at Flying Colours Aviation in Townsville.

“Our successful start on this program is testament to BDA’s commitment to providing the same level of service to the RAAF fleet irrespective of location, as well as our local-partnership approach that draws on Boeing’s global supply chain and capabilities,” said Kim Gillis, managing director of Boeing Defence Australia.

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Over the next three years, BDA will prepare, remediate and paint aircraft across four of the RAAF’s mid-to large-sized platforms in multiple locations in Australia and New Zealand.

This month, BDA will begin painting the first of 28 Hawk-127 jet fighters at RAAF Base Amberley’s Corrosion Control Facility.

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