Newcrest re­news Al­liance FIFO con­tract for Telfer

Pilbara News - - News - Stu­art McKin­non

Al­liance Avi­a­tion will con­tinue to fly Newcrest Min­ing work­ers to and from the Telfer gold mine in the Pil­bara un­til 2020.

The air­line has been pro­vid­ing fly-in, fly-out ser­vices for Newcrest be­tween Perth and Telfer since 2004.

The two par­ties have agreed to ex­tend the con­tract for an­other three years.

The com­pany did not dis­close the value of the con­tract.

Al­liance chief ex­ec­u­tive Lee Schofield said the Newcrest con­tract an­nounce­ment was in ad­di­tion to the CITIC Pa­cific Sino Iron project con­tract ex­ten­sion which was an­nounced in De­cem­ber.

He said the news high­lighted Al­liance’s ex­cel­lent record of re­tain­ing con­tracts be­cause of in­dus­try-lead­ing, on-time per­for­mance and op­er­a­tional in­tegrity.

Al­liance Air­lines is based in Bris­bane but it has a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in WA, with ded­i­cated air­craft, crew and main­te­nance fa­cil­i­ties at Perth Air­port.

It flies work­ers be­tween Perth and a host of mine sites in the Pil­bara and the Gold­fields, us­ing Fokker 50, Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 air­craft.

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