Cobham Aviation Services will continue to fly Boeing 717s under the QantasLink brand after being awarded a new ten-year contract.
The deal, worth AUS$1.2bn, will see Cobham flying the 20-strong fleet until the end of 2026, extending a partnership that began in 1991.
Peter Nottage, Sector President, Cobham Aviation Services commented: “Qantas is a very important and long term customer for Cobham and this is a significant contract extension, providing a valuable contribution and scale to our overall commercial passenger flying operations in Australia through 2026. We have supported QantasLink since 1991 and the award of this extension demonstrates the ongoing value that Cobham provides for Qantas. This award is a great credit to our very professional and dedicated team of staff and I am delighted that they will have the opportunity to continue to support QantasLink for a further 10 years.”
QantasLink Chief Executive Officer John Gissing, added: “Cobham is the expert operator of the Boeing 717 aircraft in Australia, who we’ve had a strong relationship with over the past 25 years, and I’m pleased they will continue to provide safe operations and exceptional service to our customers in line with Qantas standards.”