BEAK Engineering
delivering enhanced solutions through innovation
and superior performance

 About BEAK Engineering

Our Mission & Vision 

“It is the mission of BEAK to holistically sustain and enhance commercial and defence products and services for the global market. This is consistently achieved with the support of a skilled, professional and motivated team” 
“Enhancing a future that is steadily evolving with innovative technology & improved methodology”

BEAK is a wholly Australian owned company that was originally established to provide support to the aviation systems on board Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships, in particular the RAST and ASIST helicopter landing system, BEAK is Australia’s only manufacturer of aviation ground power equipment with over 400 in service globally. 
BEAK has a highly qualified engineering capability in the fields of mechanical, electrical, maritime and aeronautical engineering. 
Programs and products alike are developed to support our customers’ needs through cost reduction strategies, engineering design and development advancement, WHS and environmental improvements. 
Based in Australia, Beak has representation and alliances in Canada, US, Asia, Middle East, Europe and the UK. Our approach to business covers a global market 
Our superior quality, performance and reliability is acknowledged by major international aerospace and defence forces.

Established in 2006, BEAK began as the preferred source for Aviation landing systems for the Royal Australian Navy. Over the ensuing years the company has evolved into a leading OEM in the field of Ground Support Equipment, specialising in Ground Power Units for both Military and Commercial applications, whilst maintaining its core business of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for military aviation systems. 
With our specialist knowledge and in-depth experience, BEAK can design and manufacture GPU’s ranging from 45kVA – 180kVA 400Hz and 270VDC. BEAK has developed its product range through a strategic sourcing selection model of world class manufacturers to provide “turn–key” GSE solutions. 
BEAK are innovative in their approach to business and are continually developing state of the art products through their advanced design and development techniques. All of which is supported through a dedicated team which delivers on-site training, full program design & management capabilities, preventative maintenance programs, servicing and overhaul and testing capabilities. 
BEAK maintains a strong customer focus through its Research and Development process. At BEAK we focus on customer specific solutions whilst ensuring we meet all expectations. Through design and product enhancement we ensure that our experienced development team is continually providing innovative and effective solutions. Beak focus on fuel consumption has provided us with one of the most cost efficient products globally. 
Innovation is embodied within the culture at BEAK and through a cross functional team approach the company is continually developing forward-thinking advancements that will enable it to develop new product and technologies to ensure it remains a leader within their field. 
By establishing itself as an industry leader, BEAK will ensure its own longevity and make continuous contributions towards technology and innovative solutions.

Trent Richards
General Manager

Trent is regarded as a Subject Matter Expert within the areas of Supply Chain and General management. 
Trent maintains proven management and leadership abilities which include highly developed interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a proven aptitude in developing, influencing and maintaining productive and cost effective working relationships with strategic partners and stakeholders on a national and global front. 
Trent’s credentials include Masters Degrees in both Supply Chain and Business innovation. He also maintains numerous accreditations that he received during his 18 years’ service with the Royal Australian Navy..

Kal Desai

Kal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. He began is career in 1998 and was part of the BHP Billiton graduate scheme. Kal then moved to the UK in 2002 where he worked in large multinational businesses across the telecommunications and media industries. In 2009 Kal was offered the opportunity to work in the UAE where he was a key lead in the successful sale of a local media business to Thomson Reuters. 
In October 2015 Kal relocated back to Australia to take up the CFO position with BEAK where he will be responsible for the financial and strategic direction of the Company.

Phil Shirley
Business Development 

Phil brings 24 years of naval experience to BEAK Engineering. His qualifications in the aeronautical field include a Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Airframes and Engines and a Certificate in Engineering Aircraft Metal Fabrication. He was heavily involved in the development of rotary wing operations for the ADF Special Forces. His non aeronautical qualifications span from Clearance Diving to Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Counter Terrorism. 
Phil’s management credentials include Certificate IV’s in Frontline Management and Training and Assessment and is a certified Quality Assurance Inspector.

Ian Couper
Electrical Engineer 

While at BEAK Ian has been employed as an Electronic Design Engineer responsible for the Design, Testing and Repair of the following equipment:

  1. Tarmac and Off-road based Aviation Ground Power Units ranging in size from 45kVA to 180kW, including but not limited to the Design and Testing of the following GPU’s currently in use by Qantas, G06, G16 and G20 90kVA GPU’s, G09 and G13 160kVA GPU’s and G15Q 180kW GPU’s.
  2. Specialized 50Hz Gensets for the Defence Forces.
  3. Rotary Frequency Converters, from 60 to 90kVA in capacity.
  4. 400Hz Loadbanks from 21 to 81kW in capacity.
  5. Static Inverters and Converters.
Ian is responsible for all aspects of the Design/Production process including the initial Tender response, equipment specification, major component selection, design and development, prototype construction and testing, production management, QA, Customer liaison, training and repairs.

Providing specialist services

Providing specialist services to Australian and International Defence organisations, BEAK’s core business is the maintenance and repair of helicopter landing and recovery equipment, fluid management systems, flight deck fittings and visual landing aids used on warships. 
BEAK manufactures the only Australian designed and made aircraft Ground Power Units (GPUs) and tarmac cable handling systems. There are over 400 BEAK GPUs in service throughout the world.
  Other services provided by BEAK include: 
  • Testing and certification on RAN vessels of RAST, ASIST, HRS, SGSI, VLA (visual landing aids), marine hangar doors, 400Hz and communications systems.
  • Maintenance of Defence sound-powered and powered communication systems, together with design, sourcing, implementation and certification of electrical systems as a registered electrical contractor.
  • Provision of RAST training to RAN personnel.
  • Maintenance and repair of marine waste management systems. 
  • Installation and maintenance of filter separator systems for Naval shipboard applications.
  • Calibration and repair of electronic test equipment, military RF firing systems, Explosive Ordnance Disposal ROV/RPVs, portable and fixed X-Ray systems.

Cable Handling Solution
The Power Skate has been developed to provide the aviation industry with a low cost cable handling solution to significantly reduce cable handling injuries and extend cable life. Featuring configurable mounting arrangements the Power Skate is easy to install and easy to use.
G20 90kVA GPU 
A Ground Power Unit designed for the modern military and civilian aircraft that requires high quality 90kVA 400Hz power. This model features a fuel endurance of 15 hours at continuous full load. Ideal for servicing medium sized airliners such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 Aircraft 

G19 90kVA GPU Dual Output 
A Ground Power Unit designed for the modern military and civilian fixed and rotary wing aircraft that requires high quality 90kVA 400Hz or 28V DC power. This model features a fuel endurance of 15 hours at continuous full load and is ideal for servicing a wide variety of small to medium aircraft. 
G15Q 180kVA GPU
A Ground Power Unit designed for the modern large airliner. Designed specifically for the Airbus A380 and Boeing B787, it’s on board fuel capacity gives an endurance of 10 hours at full load whilst the generator supplies 180kVA power at unity power factor (225kVA @ 0.8 power factor).
H02 21kW Load Bank
21.5 kW, 3/1-phase, 50Hz Mobile, Resistive Load Bank
H03 81 kW, 400Hz Load Bank
81 kW, 400Hz Mobile Resistive Load Bank Specifications
LANGA Products
BEAK is the Australian distributor for Langa Industrial SA, a world leader in the design and manufacture of ground support equipment (GSE) and tooling for the aircraft industry — both civil and defence. Madrid-based Langa Industrial operates in 60 countries and has approvals from aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, Eurofighter, BAE Systems and ATR. 
DESHONS Products 
DESHONS Hydraulic Company is having experience on the worldwide market of mobile hydraulic servicing carts, hydraulic power packs and other equipment related to aeronautical maintenance field. 

Curtiss-Wright is proud to have significant content on every U.S. Navy submarine and aircraft carrier. Our technology provides pumping, power, and propulsion for the most advanced submarines and aircraft carriers. Our shipboard helicopter-handling and storage systems enable the deployment of rotor-wing platforms in the harshest sea conditions. Our broad range of naval platform solutions also includes 

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Shamrock Industries pro-actively partners clever companies – locally in Australasia and globally – towards market leadership. Many innovators and designers look for partner companies to manufacture their device, and have it produced in a way that suits efficient manufacturing. Our forte is prototyping, complex 3D machining and custom manufacturing. 

W.R. Davis Engineering Limited is a high technology defence company established in 1975 in Ottawa, Canada. Davis Engineering provides IR signature management products and services for rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. We combine computer IR simulations with real-world IR measurements and testing to design and fabricate engine exhaust IR signature suppression devices. 

Percepto Drone In a Box Systems 
Automate your workforce.
Blueye Pro UnderWater Drones
Get the overview you need to inspect your assets below the surface.  
Spray Drones 
For agriculture and large area disinfecting. 
We pride ourselves on being responsive to customer deadlines and are committed to providing quality products and services that provide value for money for our customers. 
BEAK is certified to ISO 9001:2015. BEAK is an active member of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Vic and holds a Deed with the Australian Defence Department under the Defence Recognised Supplier Scheme (DRSS).

BEAK is an approved supplier for AIRBUS and BOEING

BEAK’s Network/Affiliations


BEAK head office, Melbourne
7 Walker St, 
Braeside, VIC 3195 
Ph +61 (0)3 9587 0255 
Fax +61 (0)3 9580 3388 

 BEAK, Perth 

 Unit 1/24 Beale Way 
 Rockingham, WA 6168