Autonomous aircraft: Qld government, Boeing enter historic deal

published 05.10.2020 04:24


“This investment could unlock global defence and aerospace opportunities for Queensland to gain future workshare in other Boeing programs.”

“Our investment in this advanced manufacturing project will provide critical skills for suppliers, academia and Boeing and culminate in Queensland becoming the primary final assembly facility for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System.”

The first aircraft to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years will mean hundreds of jobs, local supply opportunities and defence industry stimulus as part of Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery.

The announcement coincided with another aerospace investment from the Queensland Government, which announced on Monday it would sign a $200 million deal with Bain Capital to secure Virgin Australia’s longevity, and its headquarters, in Queensland.