Building on an agreement that placed significant work packages with Australian industry, a new two-year contract with the Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group will continue to grow Australia’s aerospace support capabilities and will ensure that Australian innovation remains a valuable component of the global aerospace supply chain, Boeing stated.
Through the company’s Office of Australian Industry Capability, Australian companies have won more than $350 million in supplier contracts since 2007, primarily supporting commercial and defence programs.
Based on business requirements, new contract bid opportunities for Australian suppliers could also include research-and-development programs, training and support, and work packages from Boeing suppliers beyond Australia.
“It is especially gratifying as the first OEM to participate in Defence’s Global Supply Chain program that we are able to renew this important agreement during our centenary year,” said Syd Blocher, vice-president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security global sales and marketing for Australia & Southeast Asia.
“The suppliers we work with across Australia have proven they have what it takes to compete for and win new business in our highly complex industry, and we hope to bring even more Australian companies into our global supply chain.”