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Hawker Pacific Maintenance Provider for Team 21

Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd is proud to announce that it has signed a major contract with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd for the maintenance support of 49 Australian Defence Force (ADF) PC-21 training aircraft under Project Air 5428. This contract signing is a significant component of the “Team 21” delivery of the new ADF Pilot Training System partnership between Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific.

Hawker Pacific signs ADF

Under the contract with Pilatus, Hawker Pacific will provide aircraft maintenance and related services to the ADF under a highly efficient, commercial best practice, performance-based contract. Hawker Pacific’s Government Business unit will manage the contract from Sale in Gippsland Victoria, which will in turn manage the performance of aircraft maintenance activities across four locations in four states – at RAAF Bases East Sale, Pearce, Edinburgh and Williamtown.

The contract builds upon the highly successful Team 21 Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Basic Wings Course (BWC), PC-21 pilot training program at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia, which was established in 2007.

Mr Doug Park, Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific region said:

“We are delighted to be an integral part of Team 21. Our relationship and winning performance with team members Lockheed Martin and Pilatus, has been honed and proven over the last eight years on the RSAF BWC program, which provided an enviable launching point for Team 21 to bid and successfully deliver a similar pilot training capability to the ADF”.

Mr Craig Purry, Senior Vice President of Government Business for Hawker Pacific added:

”The really satisfying thing about Team 21 being accepted under Air 5428 and our subsequent signing of such a significant contract with Pilatus is that it once again is an endorsement of the ADF’s confidence shown in the approach taken by Hawker Pacific in delivering military aviation solutions through the use of tailored commercial aviation support models and pricing. This approach provides innovative solutions to military operators by delivering best practice outcomes in terms of performance, safety, reliability and importantly value for money. This approach is currently used across all of our military support programs in the region”.

Notes to Editor:

1. Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd is the market-leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in Australasia. The company maintains facilities in South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East – please visit for more information.

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For more information please contact: 

Doug Park
Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific
Tel: +61 2 6198 3350 
Mobile: +61 413 018 148
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