• 13.01.2020
  • RUAG MRO International, RUAG Australia
  • Media release

RUAG Australia establishes wildfire relief fund benefitting injured wildlife

RUAG Australia and their Swiss division headquarters, RUAG MRO International, have donated to the Australian wildfire crisis relief fund NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES). In doing so, the Victoria-based aircraft support provider to Australian Defence has initiated a local fundraising platform, available at the link below. The company appeals to RUAG employees and industry partners to donate, how they see fit, during this time....

“RUAG Australia’s mission is to do our utmost to provide in-country support for Australian interests. This is especially applicable during this crisis,” states Terry Miles, General Manager RUAG Australia. “The magnitude of these fires is having disastrous effects on our community, our neighbors, our families, the people we know and work with, the wildlife we treasure, and the ecological habitats we all need in order to thrive. Our organization is intent on living up to our values and commitments, taking corporate social responsibility very seriously,” he asserts.

RUAG’s corporate values emphasize collaboration and corporate social responsibility under the banner of “Together Ahead”. Their approach to these fundraising efforts mirrors this. “RUAG is proud of the action taken by our Colleagues in Australia. It is very disturbing to consider that the overall area affected by the Australian fires covers more square kilometres than double the entire area of Switzerland. We are keen to endorse our Australian team’s efforts and provide tangible support to the relief programs,” confirms Stephan Jezler, Senior Vice President Aviation International, RUAG MRO International.

RUAG Australia urges RUAG Colleagues and the company’s industry Partners to take action by donating via the RUAG fundraising channel, or by contributing to a relief fund of their choice.

RUAG Australia manufactures key components and provides component maintenance, repair and overhaul support (MRO) for the Australian Defence and Aerospace industries. The company demonstrates a unique combination of capabilities which brings together the Swiss precision and Australian innovation for proven, reliable, affordable, and sustainable aircraft life cycle support. RUAG currently operates a hydraulic centre of excellence, surface treatment, and maintenance facilities throughout Australia, with two production sites in Victoria, one in Queensland, one in New South Wales, and one in South Australia, the latter focusing on chemical processing and surface finishing. 


RUAG MRO International is an independent supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. It also develops and supports simulation and training systems and solutions for international trained security forces.

Highly specialized in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio.

In addition, as the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions as well as passenger and cargo operations, RUAG focuses on customer support solutions, including OEM services.

Moreover, RUAG MRO International is a developer, OEM and system support provider for simulation and training systems technology for live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training. Complex and flexible functions, and a holistic approach, support realistic training scenarios, adapted to mission goals, at individual, team and unit instruction levels.