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John Holland scores Boeing maintenance deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 18, 2011
787 ZA001 flies into Melbourne on Thursday. (Brian Wilkes)

Melbourne based John Holland Aviation Services has been selected to provide Boeing GoldCare maintenance for the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the deal, John Holland will provide line, base and heavy maintenance as part of fleet management services for Boeing’s Next Generation 737 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Victorian Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips hailed the decision as further proof that the state has established itself as an international leader in aviation. He said the deal could lead to new jobs in an industry that already contributes more than $600 million annually to the state’s economy and directly employs about 22,000 people, he said.

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Boeing’s operations in Australia is its largest outside of the US.

The announcement came as 787 ZA001 visited Melbourne during its short Australian visit.

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3 Comments

  • Andrew

    says:

    Will this mean Qantas 737 and 787 maintenance will be done in Melbourne? Or will other airlines also do maintenance here? Plus will they have to build bigger hangars?

  • Dan

    says:

    With Lion Airs big order of 737’s I can see them coming to Oz for this heavy maintenance and they won’t want to send them to Melbourne empty. Watch this space with free trade agreements etc etc here comes the lion……

  • Brendan

    says:

    This seems to be a bit of a slap in the face for Boeing Australia , considering Australia has the biggest operation outside of the US.

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