Boeing Defence Australia has been given a four-year extension to its contract to maintain Super Hornet and Growler aircraft in Amberley.
Valued $280 million, the contract will support hundreds of defence industry jobs in Queensland, providing a highly experienced maintenance, engineering, supply, project management, and weapon system integrator workforce to Defence.
In making the announcement, Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the contract extension was an endorsement of Boeing’s performance and support of local workers.
“This partnership continues to recognise Boeing’s commitment and performance in supporting these Air Force capabilities,” Minister Price continued.
“Australian industry workforce is vital to the ongoing sustainment and regular upgrades critical to the Super Hornet and Growler capabilities.”
Over 90 per cent of the Air Combat and Electronic Attack Sustainment Contract is being delivered by Australian industry by 230 Boeing Defence Australia and sub?contractor personnel, based in the Amberley region.