AYAF 2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, consistently ranking amongst the world’s top universities.

In 2017 UQ was ranked as the best University in Australia for Aerospace Engineering by Shanghai Ranking - the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology offers programs that prepare students to enter into the Aerospace industry. The Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and the Integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Master of Engineering are the primary two programs. Within those programs, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering offer plans in Mechanical, Mechanical and Aerospace, Mechanical and Materials, Mechatronic, Software and Electrical Engineering that provide graduates with the background needed for aerospace careers.

In research, the UQ Centre for Hypersonics in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering is globally recognised as the leading university-based hypersonics research group. The Centre for Hypersonics conducts research into all aspects of hypersonic flight, including test facilities, air-breathing engines, rocket flight testing, aerothermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics and optical diagnostics. In the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, researchers investigate various aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Gold Sponsors

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing's presence in Australia is the company’s largest footprint outside the United States, with more than 3,000 employees in 38 locations. Boeing has the broadest portfolio in Australian aerospace, with its employees and extensive supply chain supporting advanced manufacturing of commercial aircraft composite components, defence systems design and development, modelling and simulation, research and development, support and training, and unmanned systems.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation. Northrop Grumman is proud of its established relationship with the Commonwealth of Australia and have been supporting a variety of defence and civil programmes here for more than 20 years. Northrop Grumman works with Australia’s Defence Force to ensure border and Pacific-region security and mission success. Headquartered in Canberra, and employing more than 500 people across all Australian states and territories, Northrop Grumman is committed to enhancing our industrial footprint in Australia.

Queensland University of Technology

QUT is committed to ensuring all young people, regardless of background, know about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and the career opportunities open to them. Our mission is to be the STEM partner of choice for education and research. Quite simply, we want to change the world.

QUT’s science and engineering students, industry and staff have access to world-class facilities at our CBD campus and across distributed research precincts. Our unique combination of courses, taught by leading academics in high-class facilities and enhanced by real-world experiences with leading industry, give students a significant competitive advantage in the global workforce.

Silver Sponsors

TAE Aerospace

TAE Aerospace is the largest Australian owned aerospace company and specializes in gas turbine engine, accessory and related systems Through Life Support. This includes program, fleet, engineering, maintenance and materiel service delivery. They support a broad range of global customers, and operate from five sites in Australia, one in Malaysia, have a joint venture in the US and are headquartered in Queensland. TAE also designs and manufactures engine test cells, support equipment, Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, Fountx wearable technology and manufactures niche aerospace products.

Griffith University

We have Australia's most highly recognised Aviation program. Over the past twenty years we have built an international reputation for graduates that are industry ready through our innovative approach to aviation education. Griffith works closely with industry to develop degrees to meet the needs of business now and into the future.

Our industry advisory board serves as an external guide to strengthen links with industry, and to gain insight into new trends within the marketplace. You can join our MATES program where students mentor other students, or become part of a range of aviation-related university clubs e.g. the Soaring Society, Griffith university Flying Club.

Bronze Sponsors

Department of Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)


The Department of Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is part of Australia's Department of Defence. DSTG delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and other elements of national security. Headed by the Chief Defence Scientist, DSTGhas an annual budget of approximately $440 million and employs around 2,600 staff, predominantly scientists, engineers, IT specialists and technicians. DSTO has a presence in nearly every state and territory in Australia. It has its national headquarters in Canberra with research facilities in Melbourne, Edinburgh (near Adelaide), Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, HMAS Stirling at Rockingham (near Perth), Scottsdale in Tasmania, and Innisfail in northern Queensland.

Aviation Australia


Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation located at the Brisbane Airport and established by the Queensland State Government. Aviation Australia prides themselves in training excellence, offering courses in, engineering, flight attending, pilot and remote pilot training. As a result, Aviation Australia is a partner to over 60 airlines and aerospace companies, governments, defence forces and regulatory authorities, with over 2000 graduates working worldwide

Emerald Sponsors

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Scholarship Provider

Women In Engineering

Dalby Space Collective

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)