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Çarşamba, 24 Nisan 2024

Qantas Commences A330 Maintenance at Brisbane


Qantas today formally welcomed the commencement of A330 heavy  maintenance at its Brisbane operation and introduced 21 new apprentice engineers who  will join the 450-strong engineering workforce in Brisbane.


Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Joyce, said today’s announcement  delivered upon a commitment made by the airline last year to establish an A330 heavy maintenance  base in Brisbane.  “Premier Bligh and I stood here last year to announce that we were  bringing A330 maintenance back to Australia, and had chosen Brisbane as the location. Today, I am very  proud to stand here again with Treasurer Andrew Fraser to showcase our ongoing investment in Australian  engineering,” he said.  “We also have 21 new apprentice engineers joining Qantas in Brisbane  today. These young men and women are part of the 100 apprentices we employ, on average, each year at  Qantas, and also part of our 5,500 Australian-based engineering workforce.  “We are committed to continuing our investment in the future engineers  of Australia. We operate the largest civil aviation apprentice program in Australia where our  apprentices learn alongside our senior engineers to maintain our aircraft to the highest safety standards.”  Mr Fraser said both the Queensland Government and Qantas had a long  history of investing in Queensland jobs.  “I’m really pleased to be here today to see this commitment to have an  A330 heavy maintenance base located in Brisbane become a reality,” he said.  “Today’s announcement proves Queensland is the best place to do business  and that we have what it takes to beat tough inter-state competition and secure jobs for Queenslanders.”  Mr Joyce said the Brisbane heavy maintenance facility was established in  2005 at a cost of $85 million and was the airline’s third heavy maintenance facility in Australia  alongside Tullamarine and Avalon in Victoria.  Qantas Engineering received more than 700 applications for the 2010  apprentice intake.  Qantas undertakes around 90 per cent of aircraft heavy maintenance in  Australia. Any work that is carried out offshore is overflow work or work undertaken in major operational hubs  due to regulatory requirements that aircraft undergo specific certifications before operating a long haul  service. Any overseas maintenance work is overseen by Qantas Engineers and certified to Civil Aviation  Safety Authority standards.

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