Australian Aerospace Engineering Pty Ltd (AAE) has become a stocking distributor of aerospace hardware and supplies to compliment the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing activities that AAE already offers.

Engineering and sales manager Viv Johnston said “the idea of becoming a stocking distributor of aircraft hardware was birthed from the difficulty we experience in getting local stock for our MRO activities. We’ve learned that this is a challenge experienced by other Australian MRO’s and aircraft operators, and so we’ve decided to meet the need”.

The hardware product offering is hosted on a secure eCommerce website (AAE eStore) allowing customers to view the current stock holding both locally and in the USA, as well as the relevant tier based price. The site was launched in April 2017 and represents a significant milestone in a long and complex process of establishing an efficient and relevant hardware store in Australia.

Director and CEO Colin Johnston said “Our approach to the hardware business is unique in that we are offering customers an efficient digital means of researching, buying and monitoring delivery of aircraft fasteners and supplies across Australia”. Having recently achieved our CASA Part 145 approval for our MRO operations, we are excited to further expand our service and product offering to Defence and industry with the AAE eStore, Colin said.

One of AAE’s early successes has been becoming a preferred supplier to a local Defence prime. “I was fortunate enough to visit the facility of a local Defence prime, and when they learned of our hardware offering they quickly engaged AAE to supply their aerospace fasteners and electrical components,” said Viv. That’s the interesting and motivating part about supplying these products; you become a small part of a much bigger story, and we are looking forward to working with Defence and industry into the future, said Viv.

When navigating the AAE eStore you simply need to create a Free Account to view the current stock holding and tier prices. When purchasing stock, you will have a variety of freight and payment options for your convenience. We always welcome feedback and we’re committed to providing a first class customer experience.

AAE is a CASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation and operates to AS9100D / AS9110C / AS9120B / ISO9001:2015. The company is also a CASA Part 21G approved manufacturer and has been supplying Defence and industry since 1988.

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For further information on AAE’s hardware offering please contact Viv Johnston on (02) 60262614 or email