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Babcock-Qantas Partnering Arrangement To Transform Airline Ground Support Fleet

September 13, 2016 Airport No Comments Email Email

Babcock announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract to support the Qantas Group’s fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE).

Under the five year Asset Management partnership, with an option for a further two years, Babcock will partner with Qantas to transform the airline’s entire GSE fleet, improve reliability and deliver long term cost and capability benefits.

In contrast to a traditional sub-contracting model, Qantas has consulted with Babcock since March 2016 on the design and implementation of the initial five-year contract period. The current Qantas GSE fleet comprises more than 10,000 assets is spread across over 60 locations across Australia.

Babcock already provides a range of support services at international airports, including London (Heathrow, Gatwick), Amsterdam (Schiphol) and São Paulo (Guarulhos) and most recently Rome (Fiumincino), and has extensive experience of successfully delivering fleet management services to a range of customers including the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police.

Babcock Australasia Chief Operating Officer, David Ruff, said: “We are excited to work in an innovative partnership with an iconic Australian company. We have a proven track record of improving performance and reliability whilst delivering cost savings, and look forward to delivering safe and effective fleet capability at every Qantas operating site.

Graeme Nayler, Director Corporate Development Babcock, said that with much of the design and implementation work already completed, Babcock was ready to hit the ground running.

“Our vision for Qantas is one where GSE is managed and measured centrally through a single asset management system and is accessible to all business units and sites, no matter how remote,”

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