Andrew Sanderson joined the RAAF in 1983 and completed a Bachelor of Engineering Degree at RMIT before undertaking a career as a RAAF engineering officer. During his RAAF career he had postings across Australia and the USA covering maintenance management, design engineering, logistics, aircraft acquisition and personnel, with a focus on maintenance and engineering support for the F-111 aircraft. Andrew has also completed a Master of Business Administration from the University of New England.
Andrew left the RAAF in 1999 to establish a new military maintenance company that is now known as TAE Aerospace. Andrew is the CEO and Managing Director of TAE Aerospace and has had responsibility to lead and grow the business in Australia from its fledgling beginnings to a global aerospace company, servicing both military and commercial aviation markets throughout Asia-Pacific and the United States.
The company employs over 380 staff in five sites across Australia, one in Malaysia and five in the United States. TAE Aerospace’s services now include advanced manufacturing; turbine engine and component repair and overhaul for fighter aircraft through to aerial agricultural and fire bombing aircraft and the M1A1 Abrams tank; aircraft wheels & brakes maintenance and aerospace and land fire protection and rescue equipment maintenance.