Four domains within the Northern Territory aerospace industry include Defence, aviation, space and downstream applications. Traditionally the NT general aviation industry has been a key enabler to growth sectors such as agribusiness and tourism.
Significant infrastructure investment by Defence and through the United States Force Posture Initiative has enabled new aerospace capability in the NT.
The Northern Territory Government engaged the Industry Capability Network of the Northern Territory to undertake an industry capability mapping study highlighting the existing supporting trades, services and supply capacity of aviation companies throughout the Northern Territory to establish a benchmark for a possible expansion into defence support services if required.
The reports demonstrates that in terms of workforce, there are high growth opportunities available in the Territory’s aviation sector.
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