Australian Aerospace vacates offices as flood waters rise

Australian Aerospace vacates offices as flood waters rise 12 Jan, 11, Source: Australian Aerospace

12 January 2011: Queensland Flood Information

1.30pm

Australian Aerospace staff and visitors are advised to leave Pandanus Avenue and Brownlee Street now.

Brisbane Airport Corporation advises that the Brisbane River is expected to peak at 2.35pm today with water potentially crossing low lying parts of Pandanus Ave and Main Myrtletown Road.

Brisbane Airport Corporation is able to escort drivers airside to Airport Drive.

Further updates will be provided as new information becomes known.

12pm

General Information
As you may have heard or even experienced, South East Queensland is experiencing significant flooding. At this stage, the Australian Aerospace sites at Pandanus Ave, Da Vinci, sections of the Oakey facility and Redcliffe are open. Brownlee St and Australian Aerospace Composites are closed.

Flooding is expected to peak in Brisbane early tomorrow morning. In preparation, Production has relocated aircraft from the lower located Brownlee St site to the higher located Pandanus Ave.

Staff Access to Sites
All Australian Aerospace production staff are asked to stay home until further notice, unless contacted directly by their manager. The Production area is closed with equipment lifted off the floor.

Where it is safe to travel to work, office-based staff are still able to work at Pandanus Ave until further advised. Please travel safely in South East Queensland and do not drive through flood waters. Visit www.131940.qld.gov.au for up-to-date information on road closures.

Potential IT Impacts Across the Company
There is a potential risk that power will be shut off to the Brisbane Airport precinct over the coming days. If this occurs, the Australian Aerospace computer network will be significantly affected. All emails (including on BlackBerry), SAP, Matrix, Citrix, access to Brisbane G, P and H Drives and all Eurocopter applications will be unavailable. Mobile phones will continue to function.

Further Information
Updates will be provided via:
· the Australian Aerospace website: www.ausaero.com.au Follow the link from the bottom left of the page.
· the Brisbane-based staff update line: 07 3637 3950

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