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History

In 2000, with only six people, we began our work as an Australian Defense contractor. We now have 11 sites in Asia-Pacific and North America, more than 350 staff and a growing, global network that services diverse customers around the world.

2000 – 2009

2000

Our company began operating as Tasman Aviation Enterprises (Queensland) Pty Ltd after winning a major F-111 aircraft maintenance contract with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

2003

Our Williamtown based MRO team commenced servicing the F404 engine for the RAAF.

2004

Our airline wheels and brakes workshop was established in Brisbane, Australia. We service regional and large commercial airlines with wheels up to A380 size.

2006

Following a successful tender process, we were awarded the contract to support the TF30 engine fitted to the F-111 aircraft. The fixed-price performance-based logistics contract was the first of its kind in Australia.

2008

After we successfully executed the first F-111 contract, we began partnering with GE Aviation in our work on the F404 and F414 engines of the Classic Hornet and Super Hornet.

2008-2009

We expanded our operations to include commercial aviation. Among several acquisitions, we acquired Masling Industries, a Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station (AWARS) and Tenix Aviation, a Honeywell Authorized Service Center for TPE331 engines.

2010 – 2019

2011

We acquired NAS Services, part of Cobham, which expanded our electrical components and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) capabilities.

2012

Perkins Technologies became part of our company, introducing an engine Health and Usage Monitoring capability known as the DAAM (Data Acquisition Alarm Monitor). In July, we opened our new Turboprop Engine Maintenance Facility at Adelaide Airport.

2014

Expanding our work with Defense, we crossed over into land platforms to service the AGT1500 engines of the Australian Army’s Abrams main battle tanks.

2015

In March 2015, we became 100% Australian owned after a management buyout from Air New Zealand. In this year, we were also selected as Asia-Pacific’s Maintenance Repair Organization and Upgrade (MRO&U) provider for the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

2017

In June 2017, we changed our company name from TAE to TAE Aerospace to better reflect our core business and expanding range of aerospace products, services and technologies.

2018

In acquiring the assets of Kidde Aerospace Australia from United Technologies Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace), we entered the Fire Protection and Rescue market for defense and commercial customers.

2019

Our expansion continued into the United States. We established a repair center for AGT1500 tank engine fuel controls in Texas and acquired three US companies: Ag Air Turbines in Midvale, Idaho; Propulsion Controls Company in Kansas City, Missouri; and Copperstate Turbine Engine Company in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our expanded TPE331 engine, component and fuel control MRO services have significantly increased our service range and accessibility for defense and commercial operators across the globe.

2020 and beyond

2020

As we move into our new aerospace maintenance and manufacturing facility in Ipswich, Australia, we also celebrate 20 years in operation in Asia Pacific. Our team in Scottsdale, Arizona, has serviced the aviation industry in the Americas for 18 years.

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