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's world-class defence industry is recognised as a major centre of Australian defence industry capability. It is highly competitive, both domestically and internationally, with proven capabilities in military vehicle manufacture and support, aerospace design and component manufacture, autonomous systems design, munitions production, and protective personal equipment design and manufacture.

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.

Defence Science and Technology Group

DST Group is the Australian government's lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests.

As one of Australia's largest employers of scientists and engineers, we deliver expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.

Our vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology - indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia's national security.

Major Industry Sponsors:

BAE Systems

For more than 60 years, we have been providing some of the most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions for Australia’s Defence Force. As a leading provider of total aerospace capability, we offer systems integration, sustainment services and training solutions to defence and the commercial aviation industry. Our work helps to fuel the local economy, harnessing Australian innovation through a vibrant national supply chain, and generating careers that make a difference today and for future generations.

Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with over 800 employees.

Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Textron Aviation – Cessna and Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter and Diamond Aircraft and provides service support for a wide range of manufacturers. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally.

Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth and Shanghai. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities 24/7, flight operations and total aircraft management.

Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, defence and special mission operators throughout the region. Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales.

L-3 Communications

L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace, communications, electronic and national security systems creating products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported sales of U.S. $10.4 billion in 2015.

A brief list of the capabilities of the four business segments is as follows:

Electronic Systems: Electronic Systems capabilities include Avionics Systems, EO/IR Sensing and Targeting Systems, Training and Simulation Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Security and Detection Systems, Maritime Power and Propulsion Systems.

Aerospace Systems: Aerospace Systems delivers integrated solutions for the global ISR market and provides modernisation, upgrade, sustainment, and maintenance and logistics support for a wide variety of aircraft and ground systems. Capabilities include Airborne and Ground-Based ISR Systems, Networked ISR Communications, Multi-Mission Aircraft Systems Development, Life Cycle and Logistics Support, C³ISR Platform Sustainment Support, Maintenance and Operations Support, Aerospace and Flight Sciences Engineering, Aircraft Systems Integration and Modification, Aerostructure Fabrication and Assembly.

Communications Systems: L-3's secure communications systems and equipment are on virtually every mission-critical military aircraft platform, from the U-2 and P-3 to the Predator and Global Hawk. Capabilities include Secure Communications Systems and Networking Products, Direction-Finding and Tactical SIGINT Products, Information Assurance Subsystems for Space and Airborne Platforms, Integrated C4/Communication Systems for Maritime and Land-Based Operations Centres, Microwave Components, Satellite Communications Terminals, Services and Bandwidth Support, Specialty Modems and Waveforms, Telemetry and RF Products, Unattended Ground Sensor Systems, and Antennas for Land, Sea and Air.

National Security Solutions (NSS): L-3's integrated solutions combine best-of-breed technology and proven processes with in-field expertise that crosses the domains of cyber, intelligence, enterprise and mission IT, command and control, Big Data and physical security. Capabilities include Big Data Solutions, Command and Control Systems, Enterprise and Mission IT, Full-Spectrum Cyber Operations, Integrated Security, and Intelligence Operations Support.

Lockheed Martin

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About Lockheed Martin Australia
Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 800 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence, maritime and civil sector.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization.

Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems, and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.


With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides advanced technology, mission systems integration, C5ISR products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is a leading provider of integrated sensor, communication and electronic warfare systems providing military forces the most accurate and timely information available for the next generation battlespace.


Rolls-Royce is a global company providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Our power systems are predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications.

We are one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. We are the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world. Rolls-Royce is well established in the marine sector where we design vessels and integrate power systems. We have a growing presence in civil nuclear power, drawing on our skills and experience of over 50 years in powering nuclear submarines. Our MTU brand is world-renowned in high-speed diesel engines powering applications as diverse as rail locomotives and luxury yachts.

We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has used Rolls-Royce engines since the Service’s formation in 1921. The Rolls-Royce Eagle engine powered one of the RAAF’s first aircraft. Since then, the Australian Defence Force has used over 30 different aircraft types powered by Rolls-Royce engines. Even today, Rolls-Royce has more airborne operational engines in the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces than any other manufacturer.

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Aerosafe Risk Management

Aerosafe Risk Management is an Australian-based, globally focused risk management company that provides services and support fields of safety, governance, risk management and organisational assurance to Defence, Aviation, Regulatory and Transport sectors. Operating since 1997, Aerosafe offices are located in Australia, North America, India, China and New Zealand. The integrated business model allows Aerosafe to support its global client base and provide customised solutions for strategic, enterprise, sector and industry-wide challenges.


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.

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is the main domestic airport for the regions of Geelong, Wyndham, the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road and is an easy distance to Melbourne. The airport is also home to the Australian International Airshow.

Avalon Airport currently enjoys direct flights to Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Jetstar has flown out of the airport since 2004, and last year collaborated with the State Government to make a commitment to Avalon for the next ten years. Recently made a part of the regional package by the Federal Government, the airport looks forward to securing international flights in the near future.

Avalon Airport is owned by the Linfox Group, which recently celebrated 60 years in the forefront of corporate Australia. Today, the Group is broadly diversified in several growth industries covering freight, logistics and aviation and has consistently emerged as a market leader in every field they have entered.


Founded in 1976 and so next year celebrating 40 years in the business, Communicor is the original Air and Defence Industries events ground transportation company, specialising in providing a quality limousine and management service worldwide along with the best management practices and services.

Communicor is honoured to have been, for over 18 years, the official provider of ground transportation services at the Australian Air Show. We pride ourselves in providing you with a personalised and consistent quality of service, of the highest standards and security, where our chauffeurs are all experienced professionals.

With decades of experience and its partnership with many global show organisers, these long-term relationships are invaluable to us and our clients. Our close-working relationship and understanding of our client's needs, enables us to constantly improve and make the event a success for you.

  • Communicor will have on-site human resources
  • We provide dedicated co-ordinators and account managers
  • All our vehicles (executive sedans to large coaches) are of the highest quality and luxury
  • All our drivers are highly experienced with impeccable standards and knowledge.

If you would like us to provide references, please contact us and we will do so.

Key Figures
40: Events in 2015
50,000: Passengers per year.

Address: Communicor LTD., Regus Business Centre, 450 Bath Road, Longford, UB7 0EB, United Kingdom.

Managing Director- Marta-Isabel FERREIRA
T +44 208 283 1950 
F +44 208 283 1951

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.

Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik is one of the leading providers of maintenance, repair, overhaul, and modification services for civil aircraft. By using tailored programs and state-of-the-art repair methods, the company ensures reliability for its customers. Lufthansa Technik is internationally licensed and specializes in seven business units (Maintenance, Overhaul, Component Services, Engine Services, VIP Services, Landing Gear Services, and Original Equipment Innovation).

This company is currently serving around 800 customers worldwide, with Asia Pacific being one of their most popular markets. In an area characterized by a diversity of countries, cultures, and economic conditions, Lufthansa Technik has increased their local presence in the Asia Pacific region by becoming a reliable partner who offers a bandwidth of innovative products. The production sites can be found in the Philippines, China, India, and Malaysia, where nearly the entire product portfolio is offered.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization.

Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.


At Oris, we talk a lot about our mission to make ‘the best possible watch at the best possible price’. It’s a mission because making a high-quality, high-functioning Swiss Made wristwatch at an accessible price is a challenge. But we’ve shown time and again that by employing cutting-edge industrial techniques and marrying them with the hand of skilled craftsmen, it’s possible. That’s why we say that Oris makes ‘real watches for real people’. Here’s what lies behind the mantra.

Since 1904

Oris was founded in the small Swiss town of Hölstein in 1904 by pioneering watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian. Their ambition to industrially produce high-quality, affordable watches continues to inform Oris’s approach to watchmaking today.

Swiss Made

Every Oris watch proudly carries the Swiss Made quality symbol on the dial. Whenever you see those two words – whether on a watch or any other product – you can be assured that it’s been produced according to the finest traditions and the most exacting quality standards.

100 per cent mechanical

Oris only makes mechanical watches – there’s not a single quartz watch in the collection. Mechanical watches are designed to last and are built using principles that have been refined through many generations.

An independent spirit

Oris is one of only a handful of independent Swiss watchmaking companies. This means we’re not tied to a corporate structure – instead, we’re free to innovate and to make the watches our customers want.

The Red Rotor

Oris watches are industrially produced, and finished and assembled by skilled craftsmen. They’re also full of useful, innovative functions. The symbol of this and of every Oris watch’s authenticity is the Red Rotor, an Oris registered trademark.


TAE is an aerospace company that operates globally from headquarters in Australia.
We specialise in gas turbine engine MRO, aerospace component MRO and manufacture, specialised engineering support, and the design, development and upgrade of gas turbine engine test cells.

TAE is proud to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, working across both manufacturing and sustainment. Come and talk to us at the F-35 Expo to find out more about our role in the F-35 program.

TAE is equally proud to release our newest innovation, fountx for pre-order here at Avalon. fountx is wearable technology for the aerospace, aviation and defence industries. It is designed to improve the safety, capability and productivity of your technical teams while reducing maintenance downtime and cost. The technology behind fountx was developed by CSIRO, the Australian research organisation that brought WiFi to the world. Learn more about fountx and experience it for yourself in the Innovation Theatrette on Tuesday from 1230 to 1330, Wednesday from 1230 to 1330 or Thursday from 1100 to 1200, or visit us at Stand 2F24.


Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

Thales Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Employing around 3,200 people in over 35 sites across the country, Thales Australia recorded revenues of AUD 1 billion in 2014.

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