100th Boeing P-8 utilising Australian composites.

Boeing Defence Australia CEO Darren Edwards is celebrating this week the completion of the company’s 100th P-8 Poseidon aircraft. Each plane carries composite ailerons designed and built by Boeing in Melbourne. Australia’s eight P-8A Poseidon aircraft are stationed at RAAF base Edinburgh north of Adelaide where 11 squadron carries out long rage surveillance and anti-submarine…

Sydney’s RPC Technologies opens sixth plant.

Leading composites manufacturer, RPC Technologies has opened its six factory in Townsville to support work on the city’s Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. The facility will produce Flowtite fittings for the project and employ local trades, adding to its 500 staff. RPC specialises in continuously wound glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe for Defence, Infrastructure, Renewables, Environment,…