2017 Avalon Airshow


Delivering Networked and Integrated Capabilities for 5th Generation Future Force.

Lockheed Martin is a trusted international partner and we are committed to growing our international business. We will continue to deliver exceptional programme performance and unparalleled innovation; employing our best practices to ensure our local partners can meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly changing world. We’ll be showcasing the latest advanced technology systems at this year’s Avalon Airshow, taking place 28 February through 5 March. Offical Airshow Website

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Media Contacts:

Michelle Scully

Laurie Tortorello


The first person to visit Mars is in school today.  Will it be you?

In an Australian first, Lockheed Martin is bringing its Generation Beyond STEM display to the Avalon Airshow!

Generation Beyond is an educational program designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers.

With a number of fun and interesting interactive displays, Generation Beyond will take visitors on a journey from today, into the future and beyond and will feature the F-35, the Orion spacecraft and Mars exploration.

Briefing Schedule

Thursday, 2 March

10:00 - 12:00
F-35 Interviews 

Participate in one-on-one interviews, round robin format, about the F-35 program.
F-35 Expo Tent  


13.00 - 14.00
Australian F-35 Industry Event
Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Program Jeff Babione interviews with industry
F-35 Expo Tent

Friday, 3 March

09.30 - 10.15
F-35 Media Briefing
Media Briefing with Brigadier General Scott Pleus, Director F-35 Integration office U.S. Air Force
Conference Centre


10.15 -11.00
Media Briefing

Media Briefing with Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Program Jeff Babione
Conference Centre Room 2


Time: TBA
F-35 Arrival Media Conference

RAAF-led media conference to mark the arrival of the first two F-35s on Australian soil.
AIA17 Main Apron

Saturday, 4 March

11.30 - 12.30

Generation Beyond STEM Media Engagement
Join Vice President and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia, Vince Di Pietro and Regional Director Space Systems Company International Rod Drury to discuss the launch of the Generation Beyond STEM campaign.
F-35 Expo Tent  


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