Cobham awarded AUS $509 million QantasLink contract extension

Oct. 17, 2011
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, 17 Oct, 2011. Cobham has been awarded a $509 million (AUS $500 million) extension of its current B717 QantasLink contract through until 2018 that involves the expansion of operations into Queensland. The extension includes an increase in B717 aircraft operated by Cobham from 11 to 13, and the establishment of a Brisbane operating base in early 2012.

The contract agreement with Qantas was signed on 17 October 2011. Cobham’s current QantasLink contract would have expired in 2013.

Cobham will be adding 50 more staff in response to the contract being signed, said Peter Nottage, Cobham Aviation Services Vice President.

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