Why Australia’s leading aerospace company calls Queensland home
As CEO and Managing Director of TAE Aerospace, Andrew Sanderson leads the nation’s largest Australian-owned aerospace company. With TAE’s global headquarters based at Amberley in Queensland, watch the video to find out how Andrew is leveraging Queensland’s strengths in aerospace, defence industries and advanced manufacturing to take his business from strength-to-strength.
As three of the Queensland Government’s priority industry sectors, aerospace ,defence industries and advanced manufacturing are being supported to build their competitive strengths and create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.
Queensland is already well-known as an aviation hub of the Asia-Pacific and has attracted several global leaders in the civil and defence aviation areas. In 2015-16, Queensland’s aircraft manufacturing and repair businesses contributed $565 million to the Queensland economy, supporting 4,200 direct jobs.
Queensland has a well-established defence sector that reliably delivers high-quality products and services. In 2016-17, Queensland companies secured $4.3 billion worth of Australian defence contracts, reflecting the scale of work being undertaken by the state’s SMEs and larger organisations.
Queensland has a supportive business environment that encourages innovation, investment and growth. This environment is helping the manufacturing industry transition to advanced manufacturing and supply high-value goods and services into global supply chains and export markets.