On Friday, Boeing was the recipient of an Engineering Excellence Award, Resource Development category, from the Queensland Division of Engineers Australia. The award from the state’s top engineering organization recognized Boeing Defence Australia’s best practices in support of Australia’s F-111 strike aircraft fleet.
“For almost 15 years, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has implemented innovative maintenance and engineering practices for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) aging F-111 aircraft to ensure the platform’s air superiority, despite the emergence of more modern fighter/bomber aircraft,” said BDA managing director and vice president John Duddy.
“We have worked closely with the RAAF on key projects to keep the F-111 flying safely and effectively, such as the Avionics Upgrade Program, hardware/software installations, and Wing Sustainment Program,” Duddy said. “The successful rollout of these projects and new technologies exemplifies the BDA engineering team’s professionalism and innovation. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”
Engineers Australia holds annual Engineering Excellence Award ceremonies in each state to showcase the achievements, sustainability and innovation of engineers within the profession and the wider community.
As a result of this award, Boeing qualifies for an Australian Engineering Excellence Award should it choose to enter the national competition.