March 2017 - Fast Jet Trial Contract Award
Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd (Air Affairs) has teamed with Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (DA Defence), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., to deliver a Fast Jet Adversary Air capability under Air Affairs’ existing Jet Air Support contract commencing in Q3 of 2017. Three fully crewed and maintained Alpha Jets will be based at RAAF Williamtown to provide Red Air for Royal Australian Air Force training, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training for the Australian Army and anti-surface training for the Royal Australian Navy. Operations, maintenance and logistics for Alpha Jets in Williamtown and at Albatross Aviation Technology Park (AATP) Nowra will be supported by an integrated Air Affairs and DA Defence team.
“Air Affairs and Discovery Air Defence are proud to be selected for this initial Fast Jet trial. The capabilities and expertise of both companies will be combined to deliver highly representative threats and training to produce specialist trained and competent RAAF, Army and Navy combat personnel.” said Mr Chris Sievers, Managing Director of Air Affairs.
“Discovery Air Defence is trusted by the world’s leading air forces to deliver cost effective operational training support. Both Discovery Air Defence and Air Affairs are proud to be selected by the Australian Government to bring our combined capabilities and experience to improve the operational readiness of the Australian Defence Force,” said Mr Paul Bouchard, President of Discovery Air Defence.
About Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd
Air Affairs is a capable and innovative Aviation Operations and Engineering company proudly supporting Australian and International Defence and Industry organisations. Established in 1995 and 100% Australian owned. Air Affairs is a leader in the provision of special mission aircraft, airborne equipment and engineering services for the ADF and several countries around the world. Air Affairs has been directly involved with the Jet Air Support contract since its inception, supplying all the primary equipment including reeling machines, towed targets and tow cables. The company provides aircraft operations and maintenance under full CASA certification and operates from Air Affairs’ purpose built facilities at the AATP Nowra NSW.
About Discovery Air and Its Subsidiaries
Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety, and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.
March 2017 - Air Affairs and Kratos MoU
Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd (Air Affairs) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding between Kratos Unmanned Systems Division and Air Affairs to collaborate in Australia. The MoU builds on an existing long-standing relationship between the two companies for over a decade where Air Affairs has been providing parts and payloads for the full range of Kratos drones under a manufacturing agreement.
This year, Kratos will be opening an Australian office in support of Kratos’ growing number of Australian initiatives, and the companies will jointly identify future unmanned systems opportunities to complement Air Affairs’ existing manned adversary and targets business as well as pursuing a range of evolving tactical UAS opportunities. The MoU enables Air Affairs and Kratos to offer a selection of Unmanned Aerial Systems ranging from low-cost Phoenix Unmanned Aerial Targets, to tactical UAS for a number of applications, through to high performance UATs.