Posted on: 04 September 2014 by Mark Howells
QantasLink will create 25 new engineering roles at its heavy maintenance facility in Tamworth as the company expands into a new hangar as well as updating its current one.
QantasLink, the regional aviation arm of Qantas, conducts all heavy maintenance on its Bombardier Q400, Q300 and Q200 aircraft at its Tamworth facility, which already employs over 100 people.
CEO of QantasLink John Gissing stated, “The new hangar allows us to do two maintenance checks on two aircraft at the same time, which helps us meet our maintenance schedules, improve productivity and reduce operating costs.”
The expansion became necessary due to the growth of the QantasLink fleet, which recently welcomed its 31st Q400 aircraft. The QantasLink fleet also contains 16 Q300s and 3 Q200 aircraft, as well as 18 Boeing 717s.
“The New South Wales Government and Tamworth Regional Council have been strong supporters of the facility and we thank them for their investment support,” Gissing concluded.