November 1, 2017: BAE Systems Australia, one of the largest defence contractors in the country announced the lease of part of its Tamworth training facility to CAE Oxford Aviation Training Academy.
CAE Oxford will use the facility for training its commercial pilot customers.
BAE Systems Australia will continue to deliver military training services to the Australian Defence Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Brunei Air Force and Papua New Guinea Defence Force as contracted until December 2019.
The lease with CAE Oxford builds on the capability developed by BAE Systems at Tamworth.
BAE Systems Chief Executive Glynn Phillips said, “We are working collaboratively with local community leaders to consider options for the site that will maximise the use of the facilities. Today’s signing is a great outcome.
“We are also engaging with our current customers and the Australian Defence Force regarding the provision of military training at the site.”