A new Aerospace Manufacturing Precinct will be established at Darwin International Airport (DIA) creating jobs and new training opportunities for Territorians.
It follows the recent announcement by Amphibian Aerospace Industries Pty Ltd (AAI) to establish an advanced manufacturing centre to build an upgraded version of the Albatross amphibious aircraft in the Territory for the global export market, which will create around 300 jobs.
AAI will be the first tenant of the Aerospace Manufacturing Precinct - Darwin.
The milestone comes as the Northern Territory Government and 15 other signatories signed a Collaboration Agreement.
The 15 signatories include aerospace, manufacturing and commercial investment industry organisations, as well as the Territory Aviation Skills Centre, the Chamber of Commerce NT, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Airport Development Group (ADG), owners and operators of DIA.
This 20 hectare precinct will provide new manufacturing jobs and opportunities for Territorians to upskill in a growing aviation industry.
The establishing of the Aerospace Manufacturing Precinct in Darwin further boosts the positioning of the Territory as a critical location in the Australian aviation sector due to its location and the presence of companies already.
Darwin is also home to a strong and growing defence sector, an emerging space industry and the digital infrastructure that will connect the Territory directly to Asia and North America as well as other Australian capital cities.
For more information, go to the Investment Territory website.