Airbus is seeking to grow its space portfolio in Australia and New Zealand by integrating the skills and capabilities of local industry.

What capabilities is Airbus seeking?


Airbus is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian industry regarding key space related technology and capability in areas including:

  • Satellite Control Centre station integration and operation
  • ground station electronic subsystems manufacture
  • signal processing and analysis

There is potential for these EOIs to lead to one-on-one discussions with Airbus to identify specific local workshare and space related business opportunities.

Projects of interest


Projects of interest to Airbus include but are not limited to:

  • JP9102 — Australian Defence Satcom System
  • DEF 799 Phase 2 — Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability
  • FMSC — Future Maritime Surveillance Capability
  • Zephyr — Airbus’s High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite
  • EMAC — Enhanced Maritime Awareness Capability (New Zealand)

About Airbus Australia Pacific


With more than 1500 staff at 23 sites across Australia and New Zealand, Airbus Australia Pacific has access to the financial strength and expertise of Airbus Helicopters and Airbus. The company supports 47 MRH90 Taipan multi-role helicopters for the Australian Army and Navy and 22 ARH Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters for the Army.

Airbus Australia Pacific delivers new Airbus Helicopters machines and supports more than 500 aircraft through a network of local facilities.

In addition to its helicopter capabilities, Airbus Australia Pacific maintains the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) AP-3C Orion reconnaissance aircraft, C-130J Hercules transports and the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s C-130s and P3s. The company is recognised as a leader in propeller and engine maintenance.

Airbus Australia Pacific is committed to ensuring Australian companies and academia have the opportunity to partner in a meaningful and sustainable way with Airbus, with the aim of increasing Australia’s industry capability in the space industry.

How do I get involved?


You can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway.

EOIs for all contracts close on 16 November 2020.