Cobham secures contract extension and introduces next generation charter aircraft
Cobham Aviation Services has secured a contract extension with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to continue providing flights between Perth and Barrow Island in support of Chevron’s operations and projects in Western Australia.
Under the contract, which includes an initial order of approximately £33 million / AUD $60 million, with an estimated full value in excess of £88 million / AU$160 million through to 2020, Cobham will introduce an Embraer 190, the first of its type to be engaged in the Australian closed charter aviation sector.
This modern 104-seat aircraft will increase fuel efficiency, reduce time spent in the air and provide a new level of passenger comfort with two-by-two passenger seat configuration.
“The introduction of the Embraer 190 aircraft sets a new benchmark for dedicated charter services in Australia and will see Cobham continue to support Chevron’s activities, including the Gorgon Project as it moves from construction to steady state operations,” said Peter Nottage, Sector President of Cobham Aviation Services.
Since 2010, Cobham has provided charter services to Barrow Island complying with all regulatory measures in place to protect Barrow Island and its surrounds.