Gippsland’s strengths in aviation and associated assets offer advantages for small and large businesses involved in the sector, from aircraft manufacturing and maintenance to parts and service, pilot training and other ancillary services.
The aviation sector is well established in the Gippsland region with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in East Sale, West Sale Airport and the Latrobe Regional Airport. Across these assets, opportunities include aircraft (and component parts) manufacturing, maintenance, refurbishment and pilot training.
Given the existing aviation sector in the Gippsland region, there are strong supply chains already in place, providing a solid foundation for the aviation sector. Additionally, across the Gippsland region, the large advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors provide a skilled workforce and capacity to provide a wide range of parts and supplies.