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.

Advanced manufacturing

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.

Interested in making a move to Queensland?

Queensland is the place for innovation, enterprise and industry. The state has a $300+ billion economy that is diverse, resilient and heading in the right direction.

Queensland has all the competitive advantages, making it the best location to invest and grow your business.

The $65 million Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund  seeks to bring innovative projects to Queensland and help them grow in order to drive job creation, regional growth, increased innovation and technology, and supply chain development.

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