Ferra specialises in the design, manufacture, assembly and test of aerospace structures and sub-systems. Serving local and overseas defence and aerospace companies, we support our customers on development programs, established platforms and provide a wide range of services including spare parts for regional, business and military services. Our products have proven to be highly competitive in international markets, with exports amounting to over 70% of our business. One of our key success factors has been the formation of a number of alliances with major international aerospace and defence companies. Based on ongoing performance and providing best value, Ferra has been able to continuously expand this market and has become one of the largest independently owned Australian manufacturers servicing the aerospace and defence industries.
Ferra is well recognised by industry and government as a leader in its field.
Listed below are some of the latest achievements:
2012 - Contract Award – Multiple long term agreements signed with Boeing for supply of P-8 components
2012 - Contract Award – Ferra Engineering awarded contract to produce Weapon Pylons and Mission Kits for the MH-60R Romeo Helicopter
2012 - Contract Award – Long term agreement signed with Boeing for supply of CH-47 components
2012 – Award – Ferra Engineering awarded Boeing Supplier of the Year for 2011 in the International Category from supply base of over 13,500 suppliers
2011 - Contract Award – Long term agreement signed with Boeing for supply of F-18 Rudder Pedal Kits
2011 - Contract Award - 5 year long term agreement signed with Boeing for 618 line items - Boeing CAS
2011 - Contract Award - 5 year long term agreement signed for 767 & 747-8 production components
2010 - Contract Award - 5 year long term agreement signed with Boeing for 51 line items for 747-400 commercial aircraft
2009 - MOU Signed - Ferra signed MOU with Lockheed for supply of F35 AME Weapon Adaptors for FRP to Marvin Engineering
2009 - Titanium R&D - Ferra presented first F35 titanium part produced by direct manufacture (titanium deposition) in Canberra to Lockheed Martin F35 Vice President Tom Burbage.
2008 - Award - Platinum supplier status award for Northrop Grumman
2008 - Award - Boeing award for outstanding supplier achievement for bulk head machining project
2008 - Partner with Lockheed on advanced R&D to research specialised titanium machining process
2008 - F35 business increased to estimated $1.1 billion over the life of the program
2007 - GE FAI approvals completed - All parts successful passed customer approvals
2007 - Research partnership with University of Queensland for development of titanium manufacturing processes assisted by Australian Government
2006 - Contract award for F35 AME Weapon adaptor assemblies
2005 - Award - Finalist Ernest & Young award for Entrepreneur of the year for Ferra Co-founder Mark Scherrer
2004 - Eurocopter (EADS) appointment as key Australian partner for Tiger / NH90 to supply pilot controls