Cobham wins extension to B717 QantasLink contract

Defence technology company Cobham has been awarded an extension of its current B717 QantasLink contract through to 2018.

Defence technology company Cobham has been awarded an extension of its current B717 QantasLink contract through to 2018.

The new AUS$150m agreement includes an increase to the number of B717 aircraft operated by Cobham from 13 to 18 and the establishment of new operating bases in Australia.

The flights are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Bob Murphy, Cobham Chief Executive, said: "The addition of five further B717 aircraft to the fleet is a significant expansion of Cobham's commercial operations in Australia and strengthens a 22 year relationship with Qantas.

"We are the largest contract aviation company in Australia and this extension will create opportunities for 200 more staff, which is a credit to our very professional and dedicated team."

NR

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