Air Affairs is a NSW-based provider of specialised airborne and engineering services. Established in 1985, its equipment and services are used for defence training by defence and industry bodies in Australia and other international defence and industry bodies, including New Zealand, Singapore, Germany and Sweden.
The company’s extensive manufacturing and engineering facility allows it to provide a complete ‘end to end’ service, from design through to manufacture and certification.
The facility currently supports the manufacture and support for aerial tow targets, target reeling machines, target drones and target scoring systems.
A new opportunity
Air Affairs was successful in securing a significant contract for the supply of an unmanned phoenix jet, for use by an international defence force.
This jet was specifically developed as a high-performance training solution for a variety of gun and air defence missile systems.
It provides realistic threat simulation and can be enhanced to meet the requirements of various weapon systems.
Given that the international defence industry is characterised by high barriers to entry and complex approval processes, winning this contract represented a significant validation of the company’s technologies and capabilities.
A helping hand
We were able to help in the form of performance and warranty bonds, allowing Air Affairs to take on this important contract and continue to grow its export business.