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Cobham returns Embraer E190 to lessor

March 16, 2018 10 comment

Embraer has lost another airline operator in Australia with Cobham Aviation Services confirming it has parted company with its E190 regional jet after three years of operations. The aircraft, VH-NJA, left Australia for Europe via Indonesia on February 24, and landed in the Polish capital Warsaw on February 27. Cobham Aviation Services said VH-NJA had been

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Two QantasLink Boeing 717s at Hobart Airport. (Ron Finlayson)

"Repriced" Qantas agreement squeezes Cobham profits

March 5, 2018 10 comment

A new “repriced” contract with Qantas to operate regional services has squeezed profits for Cobham Aviation Services. The British-based aerospace and defence group announced in London last week that interim operating profit for the aviation services division for the 2017-18 financial year had fallen from £40.6 million to £22.8 million (A$40.6 million). Revenue edged up £9.4

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Australia, China and China Southern flags being waved from the flight deck after China Southern's Guangzhou-Adelaide inaugural. (Adelaide Airport/Simon Casson)

Adelaide Airport says international flights a boon for South Australian exporters

November 29, 2017 0 comment

On the tarmac at Adelaide Airport, container after container is being loaded into the hold of China Southern’s Airbus A330 aircraft. The advent of the Chinese carrier’s nonstop service between Adelaide and Guangzhou in December 2016 has brought a surge in air exports from South Australia to China, with trade on the route growing by

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Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE arrives in Adelaide. (Adelaide Airport/Twitter)

Air New Zealand mulling permanent 787-9 flights to Adelaide

October 26, 2017 25 comment

Air New Zealand will consider permanent deployment of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Auckland and Adelaide after assessing the performance of the aircraft, which started seasonal services on the route on Thursday. Flight NZ191, operated by ZK-NZE, landed at Adelaide Airport at 1030 local time on Thursday, about 10 minutes ahead of schedule, after a

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Adelaide Airport lifts net profit amid growth in international passengers

October 9, 2017 6 comment

Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) has reaped the rewards of increased international flights to lift revenue and markedly boost net profit for 2016/17. The company said in its annual report released on Monday net profit for the 12 months to June 30 2017 soared to $48.5 million, easily eclipsing the previous year’s $28.6 million. Revenue improved

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Cobham awarded OZ Minerals Prominent Hill contract

April 20, 2017 0 comment

Cobham Aviation Services will replace Alliance Airlines under a two-year FIFO contract to link the OZ Minerals copper-gold mine at Prominent Hill, 130km south-east of Coober Pedy in remote South Australia. Cobham will use a mix of 99-passenger RJ100 jets and sub-contracted 30-passenger turboprops to meet requirements for the OZ Minerals mine. It is believed

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