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Defence seeks short term support contract

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Paul Sadler

The ADF will release a tender to provide airlift support to the Middle East pending the resolution of an investigation into how Adagold Aviation won the long term contract from incumbent Strategic Aviation.

In a brief release on September 22, the ADF said it “will use its standard processes for obtaining short term services, and a number of companies will be approached … to ensure a value for money outcome.”

Adagold has been accused of winning the most recent contract by obtaining inside knowledge of the requirements from former Strategic and SkyAirWorld executive, David Charlton, who reportedly consults for Adagold and resumed working with the ADF’s Joint Movements Group (JMG) following the collapse of SkyAirWorld last year.

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Further, it has also been alleged that Charlton and another former JMG member, John Davies, had influenced the decision to award Strategic the original airlift support tender in 2005 while working at JMG before both left to work for Strategic.

The ADF has called in the Australian Federal Police to investigate the claims regarding the 2005 tender, while its own investigation into “allegations of irregularities” in the most recent tender award process is continuing.

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Defence seeks short term support contract

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Paul Sadler

The ADF will release a tender to provide airlift support to the Middle East pending the resolution of an investigation into how Adagold Aviation won the long term contract from incumbent Strategic Aviation.

In a brief release on September 22, the ADF said it “will use its standard processes for obtaining short term services, and a number of companies will be approached … to ensure a value for money outcome.”

Adagold has been accused of winning the most recent contract by obtaining inside knowledge of the requirements from former Strategic and SkyAirWorld executive, David Charlton, who reportedly consults for Adagold and resumed working with the ADF’s Joint Movements Group (JMG) following the collapse of SkyAirWorld last year.

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Further, it has also been alleged that Charlton and another former JMG member, John Davies, had influenced the decision to award Strategic the original airlift support tender in 2005 while working at JMG before both left to work for Strategic.

The ADF has called in the Australian Federal Police to investigate the claims regarding the 2005 tender, while its own investigation into “allegations of irregularities” in the most recent tender award process is continuing.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Defence seeks short term support contract

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Paul Sadler

The ADF will release a tender to provide airlift support to the Middle East pending the resolution of an investigation into how Adagold Aviation won the long term contract from incumbent Strategic Aviation.

In a brief release on September 22, the ADF said it “will use its standard processes for obtaining short term services, and a number of companies will be approached … to ensure a value for money outcome.”

Adagold has been accused of winning the most recent contract by obtaining inside knowledge of the requirements from former Strategic and SkyAirWorld executive, David Charlton, who reportedly consults for Adagold and resumed working with the ADF’s Joint Movements Group (JMG) following the collapse of SkyAirWorld last year.

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Further, it has also been alleged that Charlton and another former JMG member, John Davies, had influenced the decision to award Strategic the original airlift support tender in 2005 while working at JMG before both left to work for Strategic.

The ADF has called in the Australian Federal Police to investigate the claims regarding the 2005 tender, while its own investigation into “allegations of irregularities” in the most recent tender award process is continuing.

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