Australia Aviation News

Recent industry report about Australia Aviation company news, including latest market trends and industry updates in 2024. This sector news is compiled by Mordor Intelligence™ Australia Aviation Market industry experts.

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  • January 2023: Australia is expected to purchase 40 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks, designed and manufactured by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. The agreement between the Australian and US governments for the sale of 40 UH-60Ms to foreign militaries to the Australian military is worth approximately USD 1.95 billion.
  • December 2022: The US Army was awarded a contract to supply next-generation helicopters to Textron Inc.'s Bell unit. The Army`s "Future Vertical Lift" competition aimed at finding a replacement as the Army looks to retire more than 2,000 medium-class UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.
  • November 2022: Bell Textron Inc., a company of Textron Inc., forged an agreement to sell 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) at the Forces Exhibition and Conference. Combat Air Force (SOFEX) in Aqaba, Jordan.
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July 2023: Cicare USA announced that its Cicare 8 helicopter was certificated under the LTF-ULH regulations for ultralight helicopters. The certification is for helicopters with a maximum take-off weight of under 600 kg or 1320 lbs.

March 2023: Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with Genesys Aerosystems, introduced instrument flight rules (IFR) capability for its H125 single-engine aircraft.

July 2023: Geno Haggan, an air ambulance service provider, completed the acquisition of Air Charters Incorporated (ACI). ACI is a full-service private air charter operator renowned for its expertise in organ transport. The acquisition would further develop Geno Haggan's organ procurement and doctor transport business, which helps provide faster and more efficient medical transportation services.

April 2023: RED. Health (formerly known as StanPlus) launched its air ambulance services in over 550 Indian cities using more than 25 aircraft. Each of these air ambulances comes equipped with advanced medical technology, clinical pathways, and a team of skilled critical care professionals.

In January 2023, the Australian government confirmed that it is proceeding with the acquisition of 40 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Australian Army under Foreign Military Sales to replace its Airbus MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet.

In May 2022, Australia has finalised its acquisition of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The government has finalized a more than USD 5.5 billion investment to acquire and operate 29 new AH-64E Apaches helicopters for the Army, replacing the Army’s existing Tiger helicopters, with an additional investment of up to USD 500 million to upgrade facilities to support the new Apaches.

In April 2023, Airbus Helicopters introduced the first US-built H125 military helicopter, called AH-125 and MH-125 Ares. These combat-capable aircraft will feature militarized options that meet the needs of military and para-public allies and partners worldwide.

In March 2023, The Boeing Company initiated production on the first 13 MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters, following the award of a USD 285 million US Air Force contract for aircraft, sustainment, and support services. The MH-139A’s enhanced capabilities allow it to accomplish missions more quickly, quietly, and efficiently.

In March 2024, Textron Aviation, a part of Textron Inc., was awarded a contract by the US Army Contracting Command for two Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop aircraft that will be owned and operated by the Djiboutian Air Force (DAF). These aircraft are part of a USD 100 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for acquiring such aircraft from Textron until 2029.

In July 2022, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boom Supersonic collaborated on Supersonic aircraft for quick-reaction missions. As per the plan, the aircraft will be fitted with specialized capabilities, the aircraft will have the capability to be used to deliver medical supplies, provide for emergency medical evacuation, or surveil vast areas faster than conventional aircraft. The special mission overture variant will be used to coordinate other aircraft and ground assets in a variety of scenarios.

In July 2022, ELTA Systems Ltd., a part of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) signed a contract of over USD 200 million to supply special mission aircraft to a NATO country in Europe. IAI-ELTA offers four lines of Special-Mission Aircraft; AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) Aircraft, AGS (Air to Ground Surveillance) aircraft, MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft), and SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) aircraft.

  • In December 2022, AURA AERO, a pioneer in decarbonized aviation signed an agreement with the French Gliding Federation to buy one INTEGRAL E, in its tricycle version. The main aim of the federation is to use this aircraft daily as a glider tow plane within a gliding club.
  • In May 2022, Serco the international provider of services to governments has been awarded a new three-year contract to continue to deliver Glider Maintenance Services for RAF Air Cadets.
  • May 2022: Bombardier unveiled the newest member of its industry-leading business jet portfolio with the introduction of the Global 8000 aircraft, the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet.
  • June 2022: Brazilian plane maker, Embraer SA, is exploring strategic partnerships globally, including in India, to build its first turboprop aircraft.

In January 2022, Dornier Seawings acquired the Flywhale Aircraft project, a two-seat amphibious light sports aircraft, from Uniplanes GmbH. The acquisition includes intellectual property and production assets.

In September 2021, the US Air Force Special Operations Command outlined its plans to develop the MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability (MAC) to counter the increased activity of the Chinese forces in the South China Sea.

In June 2022, the United States government signed a five-year contract with Sikorsky for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the US Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

In April 2022, the US Department of Defense awarded Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to deliver a new AW119Kx helicopter to Israel. The contract was worth USD 29 million.

In June 2022, Bombardier announced that the company delivered the first Global 7500 business jet to an undisclosed customer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In March 2022, Sun Group, Vietnam-based leisure and infrastructure investment company, announced the launch of Sun Air, a new business aviation company that provides private jet charter and aircraft management services. The company is expected to initially deploy two Gulfstream G650ER jets in the third quarter of 2022 and later introduce Gulfstream G700 and other aircraft by 2025.

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