6 Jul 2009

Airport spending benefits Beca Group

8:59 pm on 6 July 2009

Demand for air travel may have slumped, but airports are still spending, which is benefitting Beca Group.

The company's airport arm continues to grow thanks to a push to attract work in Australia in both the civil and defence spheres.

Beca Group employs about 50 people in New Zealand and is involved in airport projects worth about $140 million on both sides of the Tasman.

General manager John Marsh says airports are reducing capital spending, but maintenance work still needs to be done.

Australia's defence sector, a large market, remains bouyant, he says. The company won a contract at a Townsville base last year to resurfacing the runway network.