BAE Inks Five-Year Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Deal; Steve Drury Comments

Bae-systems-logo_ExecutiveBiz1BAE Systems has won a five-year contract to maintain a fleet of A320 commercial aircraft for the Tigerair hangar at Melbourne International Airport in Australia.

BAE will start base maintenance work for the domestic airline Tuesday and aims to create 20 new jobs for the contract, the company said Tuesday.

Steve Drury, aerospace director for BAE Australia, said the partnership is part of the company’s strategic push into an adjacent market.

Rob Sharp, Tigerair Australia’s CEO, said BAE holds more than two decades of experience in providing aircraft sustainment support to the country’s armed forces.

BAE holds a Civil Aviation Safety Authority accreditation to perform maintenance checks on the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 commercial jets.

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