Trade Exhibition Public Airshow
SPONSORS & STAKEHOLDERS

RAAF
Air Force provides air and space power for Australia's security. A modern expeditionary air force, it is the youngest of the three armed Services in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) but the second-oldest air force in the world.

State Government Victoria
Victoria Online is the fastest way to find local, state and federal government information and services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Geelong Australia
The City Of Greater Geelong is the local government authority providing services and facilities to over 190,000 residents and 10,000 businesses over a 1,250 square kilometre area.

DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the leading international providers of integrated logistics services. We provide support to industry and trade in land operations, in international air and ocean freight, all the associated logistics and freight forwarding services.

Airservices
Airservices is a government-owned corporation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. We manage air traffic operations for over 80 million passengers on more than four million flights every year.

We provide the aviation industry with aeronautical data, telecommunications, navigation services and aviation rescue and fire fighting services.

We employ around 3900 staff, with approximately 1000 air traffic controllers, working from two major centres in Melbourne and Brisbane and 28 towers at international and regional airports.

SUPPORTED BY

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Defence Materiel Organisation

Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Austrade

Breitling
You simply don't become official supplier to world aviation by chance. A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high performance instruments for professionals.

The world's only major watch brand to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movement, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.

Avalon Airport
Avalon Airport, Melbourne’s newest airport specialising in domestic flights across Australia. Choose Avalon Airport, the Melbourne airport where flying is made easy.

There’s no hassle getting here with a toll free car trip from Melbourne’s CBD along an uncongested highway. Geelong and The Great Ocean Road are also just minutes away. Our Airport Car Parking is only metres from the terminal, and you’ll always find a spot. But most importantly, our airport is like a home away from home.

You could say we’re the Melbourne airport with less turbulence. Avalon Airport is Melbourne’s easy way to fly.

Communicor
Established in 1974 to service the Farnborough Airshow, Communicor has provided consistent highest quality service to its customers all over the world.

Gary Beglin, our Chairman, took over the business in 1994 and since then has developed the business from performing one airshow per annum, to managing customers' requirements at twenty-five airshows and many more events all over the world each year. Gary grew the business at the request of our customers – they wanted, and continue to want, the same service and the same people servicing them wherever they are in the world. Gary built Communicor with this in mind and the vast majority of our team has been with us for many years and knows the requirements of each and every one of our customers.

Combined Industry Sponsors

BAE
Australia's most versatile defence and security company.

Hawker Pacific
Hawker Pacific is a leader in aviation sales and product support, both civil and military. It takes the complexity out of owning, operating, servicing, leasing and modifying aircraft by offering a total solutions package. Our client list includes heads of state, defence forces, emergency services, specialist agencies, major corporations and private customers.

Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin's relationship with Australia extends back to the 1950s, when the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) became the first international customer for the C-130 'Hercules' tactical transport aircraft. This relationship has grown into an extensive partnership with the Australian Department of Defence and local industry to deliver the F-35A 'Lightning II' Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), as the combat-ready front line of the Australian air force. The RAAF today operates 12 C-130Js, and the Australian Government has selected the JSF to replace the current 'Hornet' fighter fleet. An initial tranche of 14 JSF's is to be acquired under project Air 6000, with up to 100 of the unique fifth generation fighters to be ordered over the next decade.

Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Rolls-Royce
As a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, Rolls-Royce have established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy and nuclear.

The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of €13 billion (equivalent of AUD 17.5 billion) with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Thales Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management to security systems and services. Thales Australia employs around 3,300 people at over 35 sites across the country.

EADS
Shaping the Future of Aerospace and Defence

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Group includes Airbus as a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative commercial and military aircraft, with Airbus Military for tanker, transport and mission aircraft. Astrium, the European leader in space programmes and the third largest space provider worldwide, engages in all space activities from large-scale space systems to satellite services. Cassidian, a worldwide leader in state-of-the-art solutions for armed forces and civil security, also makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. Offering the widest range of civil and military helicopters in the world, Eurocopter is the primary helicopter manufacturer in the civil sector.

For more information visit us at www.eads.com


L-3 Communications
L-3 is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms.


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