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8,000+ People Book for Aviation Expo at BNE

  • 2023-06-02


More than 8,000 people have booked their ticket for this Saturday’s Aviation Australia Aviation Expo at Brisbane Airport. It will be the first time the event has been held since 2019,  as a result of the impact of Covid-19. 
Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to iconic aircraft on the BNE tarmac in the "Aircraft Experience Zone". 
"Today 24,000 people work around Brisbane Airport and we know that we will need another 10,000 people by the time the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games come around. This is a great time to discover a pathway into the exciting world of aviation," according to Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation. 
The Aviation Australia Expo in Brisbane showcases the burgeoning aerospace industry, with a significant focus on aviation skills development, careers and employment opportunities. 
The Aviation Expo also features dozens of exhibitors from the aviation, defence and education industries who will inspire and educate visitors about how to launch into a career in aviation. 
There are many activities for visitors to experience, including cabin crew evacuations, avionics demonstrations, insight into an operational hangar environment, roving entertainment and careers seminars. 
Aircraft on display include: *subject to operational requirements 

  • Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan 
  • Qantas Bombardier Q400 
  • Alliance E190 
  • LifeFlight AW139 Helicopter 
  • MD-82 VIP jet 
  • Wisk Cora Gen-5 

The event will be hosted at the Aviation Australia Brisbane Campus. Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets. 
"The aviation industry plays a significant and positive role in Queensland and offers a wealth of employment opportunities across a diverse range of critical and rewarding roles. Given the heightened demand for skilled workers worldwide, now is a great time to consider a career in aviation," according to Bill Horrocks, CEO of Aviation Australia. 
Exhibitors include:  

  1. Defence Force Recruiting  
  2. Brisbane Airport Corporation 
  3. Alliance 
  4. Qantas 
  5. Virgin 
  6. Boeing 
  7. Northrup Grumman 
  8. CASA 
  9. LifeFlight
  10. Pacific Turbine 
  11. WISK  
  12. Aerospace Gateway Schools 
  13. TAFE Qld 
  14. Queensland Police
  15. Redcliffe Aero Club 
  16. Australian Air League 
  17. Female Aircraft Maintainance Engineers 
  18. Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Training 
  19. Aviation Australia Commercial Pilot 
  20. Aviation Australia Technical Training 


Event details: 
Date: Saturday 3 June 2023, 10am –4pm 

Location: Aviation Australia 25 Boronia Road Brisbane Airport 

Cost: Free with bookings via booking website

Public Transport: The 590 Brisbane City Council bus route is a great option to consider, as it stops right in front of the Aviation Australia facility where the Expo will take place. It also travels on the north and south side of Brisbane and stops through major travel hubs including Garden City Shopping Centre interchange, Carindale Shopping Centre interchange, Cannon Hill interchange, Skygate Shopping Centre and Toombul interchange. 
Parking: Parking will be in short supply. Park & Ride Shuttle services will operate from 9am from Toombul Railway Station & Bus Station and Northgate Railway and Bus Station

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