Cobham Aviation Services will commence fly-in, fly-out services for OZ Minerals between Adelaide, Pt Augusta and Prominent Hill in South Australia.
ADELAIDE, Australia - Cobham Aviation Services has been awarded
a two year contract by Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to
provide fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services between Adelaide, Port
Augusta and its Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in northern South
Approximately 15 new aviation jobs are being created at Cobham
in Adelaide as a result of the contract being awarded, which
includes a three year extension option. Services will commence in
August 2017 and involve up to 20 flights a week using a mix of jet
and turbo-prop aircraft to suit OZ Minerals' custom
Cobham Aviation Services chief executive Peter Nottage said the
contract award reflected Cobham's competitive offering within a
highly cost-driven environment.
"We have been providing safe, reliable and efficient aviation
services to the mining and resource sector in Australia for more
than 25 years and our flight and cabin crew are highly regarded for
their outstanding professionalism and personalised service. We are
delighted to extend our services to OZ Minerals and look forward to
commencing operations in the coming months."
"We are looking forward to working closely with Cobham Aviation
Services. The change has allowed us to increase our operating
flexibility and maintain our commitment to capital discipline
without compromising on the level of service provided to our FIFO
employees. Additionally, partnering with Cobham supports South
Australian jobs with their headquarters based in Adelaide," said
John Penhall, General Manager Prominent Hill.
- Up to 20 flights a week between Adelaide, Port Augusta and
- 15 new aviation jobs at Cobham in Adelaide.
- The aircraft will be maintained in Adelaide by skilled
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