Victoria’s aerospace manufacturing expertise has played a critical role in helping the world’s most technically advanced commercial aircraft take off.
Local manufacturers have worked with Boeing Aerostructures Australia to design, develop and manufacture the movable trailing edges for 1000 787 Dreamliners at its site in Fishermans Bend.
The facility combines design, engineering and advanced manufacturing capability in a single location and is one of Boeing’s largest facilities outside of the United States.
It features the unique ‘resin infusion’ system used in the 787 Dreamliner wing components, a carbon fibre production technology that provides significant weight and efficiency savings for the aircraft.
Boeing joins global companies such as Lockheed Martin, Thales and BAE Systems that have chosen Victoria to undertake aerospace research, development and manufacturing.
Home to a number of global manufacturers, Victoria’s manufacturing sector contributes more than $30 billion to the economy and employs more than 270,000 people.
Victoria has more than 250 aerospace companies that are renowned for their world-class design and manufacturing capabilities.