Cobham Aviation Services continues to deliver cost efficiencies which have contributed to the company being awarded two new contracts to provide fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services to new and existing clients.
Cobham's President, Peter Nottage said the new contracts
demonstrated opportunities that exist in the closed charter
aviation market for innovation, safety and a compelling value
"We continue to look for ways to reduce costs, improve travel
times and provide more comfortable aircraft for our customers," Mr
A major new contract with Karara Mining was awarded providing 8
flights a week in support of their iron ore operations in mid-west
Western Australia. A reduced cabin service is offered for the short
30 minute flight reducing the weight of the aircraft and therefore
"The Karara contract in particular is significant for us,
especially in the current market environment, demonstrating our
ability to offer innovative proposals."
An extra flight is being added to the Gold Fields, Granny Smith
mine, making it the 4th new contract since June using more
efficient jet aircraft. These sites have gravel runways and Cobham
is using aircraft equipped with unique gravel kit capability, to
provide these services. Cobham is the only aviation provider in
Australia that operates jet aircraft to gravel runways.
About Cobham Regional Services
Taking you places others can't.
We deliver customised commercial aviation solutions in Australia
and Papua New Guinea with a focus on specialist support for
resource sector projects and high capacity freight services.
Our niche positions and ongoing innovation in freight, jet
aircraft flights to gravel runways, and next-generation passenger
aircraft in closed charter markets, enable us to deliver compelling
value to our customers.
About Cobham Group
The most important thing we build is trust.
We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into
customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies
and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments
across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to
the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand
for data, connectivity and bandwidth.
We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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