Boeing plans to close its factory in Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, in 2012 and move the work performed there to its plant in the Fisherman’s Bend district of Melbourne, the company announced today. Boeing said it would offer jobs in Melbourne to most of the 350 Bankstown employees affected by the closure, although it added that it expected the move to result in some “redundancies.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has established a new parts distribution center in Sydney, Australia. The center’s parts stockpile will include new parts, exchange accessories and line-replaceable units for all P&WC engine models. The company opened a parts distribution center in Singapore last year and one in Amsterdam in 2006.
Universal Weather & Aviation opened a business aircraft handling operation at Sydney (Australia) Kingsford Smith International Airport on November 11. The facility is located in the offices of executive charter and aircraft management group ExecuJet Australia. Meanwhile, Sydney’s only other FBO, Qantas Executive, will close on December 31.