Cobham has consolidated its Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) arrangements with BHP Billiton to transport workers to remote mines at Yandi and Area C, 1,100 km northeast of Perth. The arrangements are valued at AUD$65 million and build on services Cobham has provided to companies operating in the Pilbara since 2003.
Peter Nottage, vice president of Cobham Aviation Services said: “We are delighted to continue to provide FIFO services to remote regions in Western Australia.”
Cobham employs more than 11,000 people on five continents, and has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with annual revenue of some £1.9bn / US$3 billion.
Cobham Aviation Services provides specialist aviation solutions to Defence, Government and major commercial customers under long term performance based contracts. This includes modern battle space air warfare training for the UK armed forces and NATO, operating the largest border protection civil maritime surveillance contract in the world for the Australian Government, supporting Qantas and numerous major resource industry clients across Australia.