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Cobham wins FIFO contract with OZ Minerals

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 Australia.



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 requirements.


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.


Key facts

  • Up to 20 flights a week between Adelaide, Port Augusta and Prominent Hill.
  • 15 new aviation jobs at Cobham in Adelaide.
  • The aircraft will be maintained in Adelaide by skilled Australian engineers.


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