Some former Jetstar employees have found new jobs at BAE Systems Australia to work on military aircraft. Twenty-five former Jetstar technicians and apprentices will swap working on Airbus A320s for F-35 advanced fighter aircraft. The employees will be based a the Royal Australian Air Force’s Williamtown base, approximately 130 kilometers north of Sydney. Jetstar had maintained an A320 engineering base there until recently.
According to a report earlier this month in Australian Aviation, four former Jetstar employees will work on the Hawk Lead-in Fighter at BAE’s own facility. The remaining 21 workers will support the RAAF F-35 team at Williamtown.