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Corporate entry Government Aircraft Factories (1939 - 1987)

Commonwealth of Australia

1 January 1939
Fisherman's Bend, Victoria, Australia
8 October 1987
Defence Industries and Aviation or Aeronautical Industries
Reference No
CA 4573
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Fishermen's Bend, Victoria


The Government Aircraft Factories were established in January 1939, at Fisherman's Bend. The Factories designed, developed, produced and marked aircraft for both Australian and international markets. They were abolished in October 1987, replaced by Aerospace Technologies of Australia Pty Ltd.

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