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Sikorsky Australia appoints new General Manager

CANBERRA, Australia, 6 JULY 2021 – Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, has appointed Malcolm Wright as the new General Manager of Sikorsky Australia effective from 1 July 2021.

As General Manager Sikorsky Australia, Malcolm’s leadership focus will be on continuing to provide comprehensive sustainment services to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) MH-60R Seahawk fleet, the Australian Army’s S-70A-9 Black Hawk fleet, and regional Sikorsky helicopter operators.

Malcolm will lead Sikorsky’s 250-strong workforce in six locations around Australia to enhance aviation sustainment operations, by ensuring the highest quality and safety assurance standards in aviation maintenance for the Australian Defence Force and industry. The main location and headquarters for Sikorsky Australia is in Nowra, NSW, with the team supporting the RAN’s MH-60R fleet at this site, along with performing other corporate functions. 

“Malcolm’s extensive service in Australian aviation, brings significant experience and expertise to the Sikorsky Australia team,” Joe North, Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand said.

“I congratulate Malcolm on his appointment to General Manager Sikorsky Australia – he is no stranger to Sikorsky helicopters and military aviation operations. Together with his combined experience and passion for defence aviation, I am assured that our longstanding and trusted partnership with the Australian Defence Force to keep the Seahawk and Black Hawk helicopters in the skies on mission will continue.”

Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm said, “I am excited to be taking on the leadership of Sikorsky Australia, we have a proven track record as a rotary-wing sustainment partner to the Commonwealth of Australia. I am proud of the team we have in place providing the sovereign industrial capability priority of aerospace platform deeper maintenance and structural integrity.”

“I look forward to working closely with our highly skilled engineers, logistics and support staff maintaining Australian Sikorsky military helicopters along with providing regional military and commercial Maintenance Repair and Overhaul services.”

About Malcolm Wright

Malcolm has served over 20 years in national security spanning the RAN, Customs and Border Protection and the Australian Public Service Commission. His most recent service was Director, Navy Aviation Acquisition Programs acquiring 24 Sikorsky Seahawk Romeo helicopters for the RAN. His service included both training and operational roles including an exchange in the United Kingdom as a Helicopter Warfare Instructor, development of maritime counter-terrorist helicopter operations in Australia, and command of RAN Helicopter Squadron 816 (Sikorsky Seahawk Squadron). Malcolm holds a Master of Science (Management) Degree at Salve Regina University, U.S.


About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1200 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.au

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