Cobham Aviation Services has taken delivery of an Embraer E190, the latest jetliner to join the company’s fleet.
The aircraft, under the command of Cobham’s Head of Training and Check, Wayne Ovens and Captain Rob Carratello, touched down in Perth, Australia this week afternoon after a delivery flight from Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States via Los Angeles, Hilo in Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Cairns and Alice Springs.
The aircraft’s arrival means the twin-engine E190 joins the Cobham group’s family of jets, all of which are customised to meet our client’s needs, with each offering between 71 and 125 seats.
“This aircraft is a high performance platform which provides our customers with greater reliability and a significantly enhanced passenger experience,” said Ryan Both, the Chief Executive Officer of Cobham Aviation Services.
The aircraft offers substantially better operational performance than other types servicing the resources sector – like the Fokker 100 – as it’s faster, flies higher and has better fuel economy.
The 98-seat regional jet will be deployed between Perth and Barrow Island seven times a week ferrying oil and gas workers in and out of Chevron Australia’s operations and projects in Western Australia.
The Embraer will also operate two return flights a week for Minara Resources to continue providing fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services to its Murrin Murrin site.
Cobham Aviation Services has a significant presence in Australia.