Yesterday, Cobham announced that it has won a long-term extension to its contract worth approximately $90 million with Australian air Express (AaE) to provide air freight services to Eastern Australian ports. Cobham Aviation Services Australia will continue to provide three BAe146QT aircraft and crews to fly high-priority overnight freight services connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Cobham has enjoyed a 17-year relationship with AaE, Australia’s leading air freight provider. The low noise profile of the BAe146 Quiet Trader (QT) aircraft enables Cobham to operate scheduled airfreight services during curfew hours, ensuring that critical overnight mail and freight can be delivered on time.
“This extension reflects the dedication and hard work of the crews and maintenance personnel who strive to make this the most reliable overnight freight service in Australia, ” said Peter Nottage, Chief Executive Officer of Cobham Aviation Services Australia.