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Tigerair, BAE extend maintenance arrangements

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 11, 2014

File image of a Tigerair A320. (James Morgan)
File image of a Tigerair A320. (James Morgan)

BAE Systems is set to deliver line maintenance services for Tigerair’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the next five years.

The work, which will support 40 jobs, builds on overnight base maintenance services that BAE Systems has been delivering for the airline at Melbourne Airport since October.

“With our new Brisbane base opening today, it is even more important that we continue to enhance our operation to support the growth. We believe the maintenance partnership is the right one to assist us to consistently provide the best in terms of safe, affordable and reliable air travel, which our customers demand,” Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp said.

“Since we transitioned to BAE Systems for our base maintenance, we’ve already seen efficiencies and improvements in our on time performance which is pleasing.”

Noted Steve Drury, director of aerospace at BAE Systems Australia: “Our company has a long-term strategy to diversify our customer base and enter adjacent markets. Our partnership with Tigerair is important to establishing our commercial aircraft maintenance business and we are pleased to now also provide line maintenance capability for the airline.”

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