Airbus Helicopters and Nova Systems have agreed to identify future collaborative business opportunities, improve their capabilities through the complementary application of skills, and deliver competitive solutions to the Australian aerospace sector.
The scope of opportunities under the agreement include: equipment acquisition and support programs, provision of engineering services and secondment of personnel.
“In the spirit of co-operation, communication and commitment, the joint endeavours will consider competitiveness, value for money and best for customer outcomes, when exploring future opportunities and projects,” Airbus said in its statement.
“Airbus’ charter with Nova Systems sets the framework for a long-term collaborative relationship that will deliver real results for Australia’s defence industry capabilities, local jobs and technology upskilling,” Andrew Mathewson, Managing Director at Airbus Australia Pacific, said. “Airbus welcomes the opportunity to work closely with innovative enterprises such as Nova Systems to ensure that we continue to deliver the best solutions to our customers.”
Nova Group Global Chief Executive Greg Hume commented on the partnership and the potential for further agreements across the globe.
“Agreements such as this provide Nova Systems the opportunity to collaborate and partner with Defence and Security companies at the leading edge of capability and technology,’ Hume said. “Nova Systems has capabilities that enable technology through our core specialisations such as test, safety and systems assurance.
“This partnership between Nova Systems ANZ and Airbus is a great example of a collaborative relationship providing sovereign services in support of the Australian government’s strategic and national interests.”