Cobham Aviation Services’ 6th De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 Arrives in Perth

Photo Credit: Jordan Chong via AustralianAviation

LONDON – Cobham’s 6th de Havilland Q400 aircraft has touched down in Perth to join the company’s modern, low emission fleet dedicated to charters and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services in support of the Australian mining and oil and gas projects.

The aircraft is scheduled to commence flights in mid-February.

As a critical link in the energy and resource sector, Cobham has been greatly investing in the future of FIFO by progressively renewing its fleet with modern and more sustainable aircraft that offer a great passenger experience and a greater benefit to the environment.

The E190 and Q400 planes both provide great flexibility for rosters, sustainability 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. Claude Alviani said, the company’s Managing Director.

“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 for regional jets, radically reducing carbon emissions,” 

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