British company Babcock International has announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract, with an option for a further two years, to support the Qantas group’s GSE fleet at 60 locations across Australia.
The agreement streamlines the management of the airline’s fleet of over 10,000 units spread across 60 locations within Australia, including Qantas’ domestic, regional, freight, catering and engineering operations, as well as Jetstar.
Working with Qantas as its asset management partner, Babcock will deliver a programme to improve reliability of equipment and provide significant long term capability and cost benefits.
Babcock already provides a range of support services at international airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, Amsterdam and São Paulo; more recently, it secured a contract at Fiumincino. It also has extensive experience of successfully delivering fleet management services to a range of customers, including the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police.
Archie Bethel, Chief Executive of Babcock International Group, said:
“We have a proven track record of improving the performance and reliability of our customer’s assets, whilst delivering efficiency savings. Qantas are regarded as one of the world’s leading long distance airlines and we are very much looking forward to working with them to implement a suite of modern fleet management systems and tools which will enhance safe and effective fleet capability across all the airline’s sites.”
WRITTEN BY: ALWYN BRICE | Ground Handling International