Local Manufacturer AirFab is awarded US Navy contract

Airfab, Ferntree Gully based business was awarded a $2.46 Million (USD) contract by the US Navy and Royal Australian Air force to deliver safe work stands giving access for technicians to the Navy's P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft.

Airfab is a specialist aluminium fabricator supplying primarily into the defence, aircraft and transport industries. A strong supporter of local business Airfab partners with over 20 local companies to build quality Australian made access platforms, ladder platforms and work stands.

The products manufactured must stand up to the rigours of extreme environments (including Antartica and most airports in Australia) and are of a premium quality with products often lasting more than 20 years.

Airfab has developed a purpose built platform allowing technicians to safely conduct inspections without overextending whilst completing work.

“AirFab developed the work stand design in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force and the US Navy to meet the unique requirements of the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft… Working with Royal Australian Air Force gave AirFab direct engagement with the US Navy that an Australian small business would not normally have had access to.”
Member for Aston, Alan Tudge said the contract is great news for the local economy in Knox.

“This contract recognises that Australia’s Defence industry is capable of producing and exporting high-quality safety equipment for not only our Australian Defence personnel but to our allies.”

Airfab can proudly claim clients including Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Stramit, Bristow and most recently the US Navy.