AVALON 2017 has a proudly altruistic heritage.
With the purpose of promoting industry development, it will be the thirteenth event since the inaugural Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition was first held in 1992.
AVALON 2017 is organised by Aerospace Australia Limited (ABN 63 091 147 787). A not-for-profit corporation limited by guarantee and registered as a charity, its mission is to promote aviation and the development of Australia's industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in aviation, aerospace and defence.
Aerospace Australia Limited is a member of a not-for-profit group of registered charities headed by Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited. Its corporate affiliates in the group conduct the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition, the biennial Land Forces Exposition and the newly-established CivSec Congress and Exposition.
Other activities of the group include careers information programs for young people and support for conferences and forums advancing technology and promoting industry development.