Lang O’Rourke were contracted to build the new facilities for the pilot training school at RAAF East Sale. The $200 million development would include new hangars and maintenance workshops, classrooms and training facilities, flight simulators and live-in accommodation for 105 junior officers. From 2019, basic pilot training for all army, navy and air force pilots will take place at RAAF Base East Sale utilising this new facility.
Mirage Doors were contracted to supply and install 11 Series 100 x 1.2 steel roller shutters (pictured) for the maintenance hangers that were 12.1M wide x 5.2M high to meet high wind load requirements and tie in to advanced fire suppression systems. An additional 13 steel roller shutters were provided for storage areas and 8 Aluminium Series 1 roller shutters in the training facility. Mirage worked closely with LOR steel contractors to ensure adequate structural support for a successful project.