The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing will create 250 new highly-skilled technical and advanced research positions in a new hub in South Australia.

The new facility will be established in the Adelaide CBD to support advanced military systems and leading edge research and development over the long term. The new hub will work closely with universities, other tertiary institutions and research organisations.

Premier Jay Weatherill said Boeing is a global brand and their decision to choose South Australia for their expansion demonstrates confidence in our State’s future.

“Boeing’s move builds on South Australia’s reputation as the Defence State and supports our push to create the industries and the jobs of the future,” Mr Weatherill said.

“Boeing’s expansion in South Australia will create opportunities for highly-skilled workers in the defence and research sector, with flow on effects to the supply chain and broader economy. It also signals the increasing aerospace presence in South Australia.”

Boeing is a leading manufacturer of commercial jet airliners, military aircraft and defence, space and security systems, employing 140,000 people across the globe.

Boeing’s presence in Australia is its largest outside of the USA, employing over 3000 nationally, with the majority in Queensland.

Boeing Defence Australia’s operations are divided into three divisions: Command, Control, Communications and Information Solutions, Integrated Services and Support, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.