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Airservices signs new 10 year deal for FIS

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 22, 2011
One of two King Airs currently used by Airservices to conduct flight inspections and calibrations of navigational aids.

Airservices Australia has announced the signing of a new, 10 year contract with AeroPearl Pty Ltd to continue operating its Flight Inspection Service (FIS), in a deal worth over $100 million.

Under the new contract, which takes effect from January 1 2013, Brisbane based AeroPearl will operate two new Beechcraft King Air B350s, replacing its existing two B200s. They will be equipped with specialist measuring equipment from Germany’s Aerodata AG to “check the accuracy of over 500 pieces of critical air navigational equipment on a three year rotational basis”, according to Airservices, including instrument landing systems, distance measuring equipment, VHF omni-directional radio range positioning systems and non-directional beacons.

In addition, the B350s will also provide “airborne engineering measurements for commissioning of surveillance facilities used to separate air traffic across Australia, on approach and on the ground at major airports”.

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