Australian firm TAE expands through engine support facility

14 November 2018

Australian firm TAE Aerospace has started building a facility in Queensland positioned to support the engines that power the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft.

Announcing the development, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said that the facility will start operations in July 2019. It confirmed that the department will be a “major but not exclusive customer” of the new facility.

Within the new complex will be a warehouse dedicated to support the F-35’s Pratt & Whitney F135 engine as well as other facilities to undertake component repairs, aluminium vacuum brazing, and to support other engines including the General Electric F414 that powers the RAAF’s Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Honeywell AGT1500 engines that power the Australian Army’s Abrams main battle tanks.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at

(151 of 240 words)