Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within the Boeing Defense, Space & Security business unit, is one of Australia’s leading aerospace enterprises.
For close to 70 years, BDA has been an integral part of the region's defence industry and the partner of choice for some of Australia's largest and most complex defence projects.
The company’s 1500 employees at 14 sites and two international locations bring the ‘Best of Boeing’ products and services into the Australian market to provide a range of valued, through-life service solutions to its customers.
BDA’s strength lies in its world-class, innovative solutions for the support, maintenance, modification and upgrade of Boeing and non-Boeing aircraft; military aircrew training design and delivery; and the design, development and support of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions.
BDA is organised into two divisions:
Command, Control, Communications & Information (C3I) Solutions
C3I Solutions manages BDA’s complex, large-scale development programs throughout design and development. By centralising these programs during the critical acquisition and ramp-up phases, they benefit from coordination and focused resources from across the company to improve development execution and drive cost savings.
Key C3I Solutions programs include:
LAND 2072 Phase 2B Battlespace Communications System
BDA is supporting the Australian Defence Force’s goal of a modern, networked Army by providing an enhanced, integrated battlespace communication system to deployed Australian land forces. The solution will provide commanders with an increased level of situational awareness, command and control, and information sharing capability in theatre.
Wedgetail In-Service Support
This is a performance-based logistics contract for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail fleet, under which BDA provides engineering, maintenance and supply chain services, and aircrew and maintenance training.
Helicopter Aircrew Training System
Under this 25-year contract, BDA will deliver to the Australian Defence Force a modern helicopter training system that will support the next generation of Army and Navy aircrew transitioning to Australia’s future combat helicopters.
Integrated Services & Support
Integrated Services & Support (IS&S) delivers world-class through-life sustainment support solutions for military platforms and complex communication systems in order to maximise operational readiness while reducing the cost of ownership. Services include aircraft maintenance and upgrades; component maintenance solutions; technical support; mission-critical infrastructure support to Defence customers; and training systems and services for Australian government, Defence and commercial customers.
Projects and/or key capabilities include:
Army Aviation Training & Training Support
BDA delivers helicopter pilot, aircrew and technician training, and Black Hawk and Kiowa helicopter maintenance for the Australian Army.
Boeing Australia Component Repair
Boeing Australia Component Repair maintains, repairs, overhauls, modifies and manages a wide range of composite, bonded and conventional metal aircraft structures for both commercial and military customers.
F/A-18 Classic Hornet Deeper Maintenance
BDA conducts deeper-level maintenance activities on the RAAF’s fleet of F/A-18 Classic Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales.
F/A-18 Super Hornet Sustainment
Under this contract, BDA manages various aspects of the Super Hornet weapons system including engineering, logistics, maintenance, operations support and capability upgrades.
CH-47 Delivery and Operational Maintenance Support
Located in Townsville, BDA is managing the delivery and operational maintenance support of the Australian Army’s new fleet of seven CH-47F Chinook helicopters.
P-8 Training System Support
BDA is providing in-country support to Boeing’s Training Systems and Government Systems division for the installation and initial support of the P-8A Poseidon training devices being delivered as part of the Project Air 7000 Phase 2B, the Royal Australian Air Force program to acquire eight P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
Wedgetail Deeper Maintenance
BDA delivers routine regular deeper-level maintenance on the RAAF’s fleet of six E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.
How to Become a BDA Supplier
Suppliers wishing to be considered for future business opportunities should first review our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions before contacting us via email to have their information forwarded to the correct member of our Supply Chain Management team.
When you work for an aerospace leader, the sky really is the limit for reaching your potential. Working on leading edge technology, you’ll be across some of the most exciting projects in the world – and even in space. Opportunities are limitless, with mentors, global teams, study assistance and international placements available to take your career to the next level.
BDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse and safe workplace. Women and people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent are encouraged to apply.