Sikorsky Aircraft established maintenance and warehouse facilities in Nowra in 2014.
Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company, offers a helicopter maintenance and logistics hub that provides Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.
Sikorsky used its experience servicing US Navy H-60 maritime helicopters to establish an effective business model to service Australia’s maritime helicopter needs in Nowra. Its two modern and dedicated buildings cover over 11,400 square metres at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park, adjacent to the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R operational squadron facilities at HMAS Albatross.
The Sikorsky Nowra hub employs 180 Australian personnel including skilled technicians and administrators that will keep the fleet in peak flight readiness during its estimated 30-year lifespan.
The Albatross Aviation Technology Park is designed specifically to support defence and aviation industries, leveraging the nearby airfield of HMAS Albatross, southwest of Nowra. International companies and locally-based SMEs operating from the park primarily service the Royal Australian Navy but also other Australian Defence Force clients and customers located elsewhere in Australia and overseas.