02 April 2012

Qantas Defence Services Wins RAAF Support Contract

02 April 2012

An RAAF PC9/A trainer aircraft. (photo : sirsteveincairns)

Qantas Defence Services (QDS) will provide support for the RAAF’s fleet of PC9/A trainer aircraft under a new contract signed with the Commonwealth government on March 29.

The agreement will see QDS conduct repair and overhaul of the fleet’s Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines and Hartzell HC-D4N2A propellers for an initial five-year periodwith an optionto extend for a further three years, at its propulsion systems facility in Villawood in Western Sydney.

"This is a proud moment for our business,” said Scott Harris, Head of QDS.

“We work closely with the Commonwealth on a range of RAAF programs, from MRTT tanker conversion and sustainment to the maintenance of Special Purpose Aircraft.”

“Our propulsion systems unit has a track record of delivering results and we look forward to supporting this important RAAF training and combat aircraft.”

The program will increase QDS’s capabilities on a variety of propulsion systems and strengthen its growing partnership with the RAAF.

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