Hundreds of maintenance jobs secured at Amberley, Queensland

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

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4 March 2020

The Government is supporting hundreds of defence industry jobs in Queensland, signing a four-year extension to Boeing Defence Australia’s contract to maintain Super Hornet and Growler aircraft in Amberley.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, welcomed the extension to the Air Combat Electronic Attack Sustainment Contract and said it was an endorsement of Boeing’s performance and support of local workers.

“The contract, valued at $280 million, provides a highly-experienced maintenance, engineering, supply, project management, and weapon system integrator workforce to Defence,” Minister Price said.

“This partnership continues to recognise Boeing’s commitment and performance in supporting these Air Force capabilities.”

“Australian industry workforce is vital to the ongoing sustainment and regular upgrades critical to the Super Hornet and Growler capabilities,” Minister Price said.

Over 90 per cent of the Air Combat and Electronic Attack Sustainment Contract is being delivered by Australian industry by 230 Boeing Defence Australia and sub‑contractor personnel, based in the Amberley region.

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