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Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory



Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory


Manison, Nicole Susan

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Economic development; International commerce

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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ASIA PACIFIC AIRCRAFT STORAGE (APAS) Its an amazing sight to see rows and rows, and billions of dollars worth of aircraft set against the central Australian backdrop of Alice Springs. The facility is the first purpose built aircraft storage and recycling facility for the region, with proximity to Asia creating flexibility for customers operating aircraft throughout the Asia Pacific region. The dry, arid, low humidity environment in Alice Springs is ideal for the preservation of aircraft and enables an aircraft storage facility that caters for short, medium and long term storage needs. Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) is the winner of the 2011 NT Chief Ministers Export and Industry Award for Professional Service and Regional Exporter. APAS received the NT Governments Infrastructure Grant of $1.5 million and $3 million in Business Concessional Loans through the Local Jobs Fund for the development of stages two, three and four at Alice Springs Airport to house and maintain international and domestic commercial aircraft. APAS has significantly expanded its Alice Springs-based workforce, with more than 70 full time Alice Springs based personnel employed in 2020, expected to increase by a further 50+ direct jobs over the following five years. The project is set to directly boost the Territorys economy by $5.8 million with a flow on effect of $5.2 million. 25