Central West firm wins major Chinese aircraft contract

Published 1st August, 2014 in Economy

Cowra’s Brumby Aircraft Australia has agreed a deal with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to build light aircraft for training activities.

Brumby aircraft
Brumby aircraft

The historic contract, set for a term of 40 years; will also see Brumby supply AVIC with light aircraft for recreational use in domestic and international markets.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said the agreement will see Brumby to quadruple its current staff base in Cowra, providing a major jobs boost to the Central Western economy.

“This deal is a huge boost for the manufacturing industry in Central West NSW and it will give Brumby the opportunity to export its design and technology capability to China and to other markets around the world”, Mr Stoner said.

The deal also includes the building of an international flight training centre in Cowra, which is expected to add further value to the local economy.

Image courtesy Brumby Aircraft Australia

Published 1st August, 2014 in Economy