Australia’s leading helicopter producer, Australian Aerospace, has continued its support of Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ). The national aerospace company has provided SLSQ with $10,000 to go towards its vital work of saving lives on Queensland’s beaches.
Mr George Hill, Chief Operations Officer for Surf Life Saving Queensland and Dr Jens Goennemann, CEO Australian Aerospace announced the donation during a visit to Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Commenting on Australian Aerospace’s ongoing support of community organisations, Dr Goennemann said: “As a committed member of the local community, Australian Aerospace is proud to continue our partnership with the Surf Life Savers. Our support extends beyond helicopters, into the heartland of the group’s operations.
“While we are quintessentially an Australian company, we do have a special affinity with the State of Queensland, thanks to the more than 700 Queenslanders doing such important work in our facilities across the State. So we are proud to continue to support such an iconic organisation as Surf Life Saving Queensland and its many thousands of volunteers who provide such a vital service. It’s certainly money well spent.” said Dr Goennemann.
Surf Life Saving Queensland has been a part of Queensland’s beaches since 1930.
“As a volunteer organisation with more than 36,000 members, Surf Life Saving Queensland is appreciative of ongoing business and community support. Australian Aerospace’s continued financial backing contributes to our operations. From surf rescues, community education and coastal patrols, we’re out there every day of the year, across the state’, said Mr Hill.
About Australian Aerospace:
With more than 1100 staff in Australia and New Zealand, Australian Aerospace has access to the financial strength and expertise of Eurocopter and the EADS Group.
At its production facility on Brisbane Airport, Australian Aerospace is currently assembling and delivering 46 MRH90 multi-role helicopters for the Army and Navy and supporting 22 Tiger ARH armed reconnaissance helicopters for the Australian Army.
The company supports more than 300 Eurocopter helicopters in the Australia-Pacific region and is well positioned to deliver and support helicopters through a network of local facilities.
In addition to its helicopter capabilities, Australian Aerospace supports the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) AP-3C Orion reconnaissance aircraft and C-130J Hercules transports. The company is also involved in supporting the RAAF's new Airbus A330-based Multi-Role Tanker-Transport (MRTT) aircraft and F/A18 (Classic) Hornet fighters.
Ted Porter - Australian Aerospace (02) 9436 0200 / 0418 468 269