Industry Profile - Aerospace and DefenceTo Economy
New South Wales is home to some of the countries most prestigious aerospace and defence companies including Boeing Australia and Qantas Defence Services. Situated in and around the State's key aerospace and defence hubs in western Sydney and regional centres such as Tamworth and Nowra, these industry leading companies are supported by over 200 specialist companies, providing expert technical, manufacturing and educational input to the field.
Led by Sydney's busy Kingsford Smith International Airport and the Australian Army bases around the State, New South Wales is home to key defence and aeronautical infrastructure, putting it in a unique position to be a leader in the field. 2006-2007 saw two-way trade of New South Wales' aerospace and defence products with its key international partners, including United States and United Kingdom, turn over $1.3 billion.