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Cobham Aviation Secures FIFO Contract With OZ Minerals

Cobham BAe146-200
Cobham BAE 146-200 | Tis Meyer

Cobham Aviation Services has secured a three year contract with Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to provide fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services between Adelaide, Port Augusta and its Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia.

Over three years, Cobham will operate fourteen flights each week between Adelaide, Port Augusta and Carrapateena. A RJ 100 aircraft to suit OZ Minerals’ requirements will service the route. Services began in October 2018.

This is the second OZ Minerals contract Cobham has secured in recent years. The company has operated all FIFO services to and from OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine since 2017.

Cobham Aviation Services Vice President of Regional Services, Dean Brennan said the contract win reflects Cobham’s continued competitive offering within the FIFO environment.

“The Carrapateena project is significant for South Australia and its economy. Cobham is delighted to play its part in such an important development and continuing its relationship with OZ Minerals.”

Cobham has provided safe, reliable and efficient aviation services to the mining and resource sector in Australia for more than 25 years.

Myles Johnston, OZ Minerals’ General Manager Carrapateena, said: “We are pleased to partner with Cobham Aviation Services in providing safe and reliable flights for our people at Carrapateena.”

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