Cobham Aviation Services has additional Alliance Mineral Assets to its stable of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) exploration clients.
The contract will include two return flights between Kalgoorlie and Perth for the mining company’ tantalum mine and s Bald Hill lithium, Cobham Aviation Services said on Thursday.
“ It’s excellent to welcome a new client along with a new resource to our growing portfolio, ” Cobham Aviation Services vice president of regional providers Dean Brennan said in a statement.
“ Lithium specifically has been in high demand recently with the rise of electric vehicles and more sustainable transport solutions.
“ We are seeing increasingly more mining companies exploring this resource which is used in batteries to store clean energy. Our firm is pleased to encourage the expansion of the industry in Western Australia. ”
In 2018, parent firm Cobham plc commenced a restructure of its Cobham Aviation Services unit to two regionally-based businesses, one focused on Australia and another around the Uk, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The Cobham plc financial results for calendar 2018 printed in March said function on the restructure has been continuing, with “ new management teams set up, allowing improved customer attention plus more efficient decision-making using exemplary reporting lines”.
8 million pounds inside the prior corresponding period.
The company said results reflected exchange rate movements, the completion of an UK defence contract and restructuring costs of 3. 5 thousand lbs.
“ In Australia, additional work was procured in the natural resources industry including new fly-in, fly-out contracts with Oz Minerals, the Independence Group and Dacian Gold, regrettably he offset by reduced flying activity for Chevron, carrying out a new contract phase consented in 2017, ” Cobham plc stated in its entire year results.
Cobham Aviation Services chief executive for Australia Ryan Both stated in the December 2018 edition of Australian Aviation there were “ green shoots” emerging in the FIFO market amid firmer commodities costs and an uplift popular.
Along with FIFO providers, Cobham Aviation Services also operates 20 Boeing 717s to get Qantas subsidiary QantasLink beneath a 10-year contract renewed in 2016 , and operating four overnight BAe 146-300 freighters for Qantas.
It also has a $640 million contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for search and rescue operations with Bombardier Challenger 604 jets .