Quickstep to provide composite aerostructures for Carbonix’s long-range drone production

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Quickstep, Australia’s largest independent aerospace composite company, has secured a $2.34 million contract with Carbonix for the production and supply of composite aerostructures for Carbonix’s latest long-range drone. 

As part of the contract, Quickstep will provide engineering, tooling and production of an initial 40 drone aerostructures.

Work will be performed at Quickstep’s Geelong facility and is set to run from May 2023 through June 2024, Quickstep said in an ASX announcement

Mark Burgess, managing director of Quickstep, said his company is continuing to secure substantial new orders in the aerospace market. 

“Our engineering-led solutions have great traction with drone companies and we are delighted to be supporting Carbonix as they increase their market penetration in Australia and the USA. We anticipate the demand for this aircraft will substantially exceed the initial production volume,” Burgess said. 

Quickstep provides the highest accreditation and global standards in defence, unmanned aerospace vehicles, space and clean-tech, and advanced composite solutions to make aerospace products lighter, safer, stronger, cost-efficient, and sustainable. 

Carbonix is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and solutions providers for commercial UAV. The company pioneered the development of long-range vertical take-off and landing drones for aerial surveillance and precision data capture.