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Cobham continues to grow its greener fleet

Cobham’s sixth de Havilland Q400 aircraft has touched down in Perth to join the company’s modern, lower emission fleet dedicated to charters and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services in support of Australian mining, oil & gas projects. The aircraft is scheduled to commence flights mid-February.

Cobham’s Regional Services Managing Director Claude Alviani said that Cobham’s growing Q400 fleet catered to the increasing response by the energy & resources sector to reduce emissions, meet ESG commitments and improve environmental outcomes.

“The Q400 turboprop has the lowest fuel consumption per passenger seat of any turboprop in the industry, while maintaining jet-like speed. It offers a 30% reduction in fuel burn compared with competing regional jets, radically reducing carbon emissions,” Mr Alviani said.

As a critical link in the energy and resource sector, Cobham has been investing in the future of FIFO by progressively renewing its fleet with modern aircraft that offer a better passenger experience and greater benefits to the environment. The E190 jet and Q400 turboprop provide greater flexibility of rosters, suitability for regional aerodromes, increased reliability, and low carbon emissions.

“Cobham is committed to providing air travel options with lower carbon emissions for a greener future and we have plans underway to introduce four more modern aircraft to our fleet in the coming months,” Mr Alviani said.

Photo credit - Keegan Jones - @jonesy_transport

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