Government Aircraft Factories (GAF)

National origin:
Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Service period:
1939 – 1995 (56 years)

Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) was the name of an aircraft manufacturer owned by the Government of Australia based at Fishermans Bend, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria. It had its origins in the lead-up to World War II, during which it was known as the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP). In 1987, GAF was reorganised and renamed as Aerospace Technologies of Australia (ASTA) then privatised. ASTA was purchased by Rockwell USA, who was in turn purchased by Boeing a few years later. ASTA subsequently formed the nucleus of Boeing Australia.

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