AIRCRAFT REFURBISHMENT UPLIFTING FOR TAMWORTH
QantasLink has chosen Tamworth to undertake the “Cabin Refresh Program” for their fleet of regional aircraft.
Member for Kevin Anderson said up to 45 planes will have their cabins completely refurbished including new seats, new carpets and new signage.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said these planes were due for scheduled refurbishment and it is fantastic that QantasLink has chosen Tamworth to do that work
“The staff at QantasLink in Tamworth are some of the best in Australia and they have shown that they have the skills and capability to do the job.
“The cabin refurbishment program is piggybacking off the base maintenance work that is already being done on aircraft in the QantasLink hangers.
“This additional work is critical as it provides continued employment for staff, not only at QantasLink but also for local businesses like Sigma Aerospace who have the chance to work in an environment that offers a broad range of skills, in an exciting field, as well as the opportunity for further training and development.
“Aviation is vital to regional NSW and as the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport I want to ensure that Tamworth Regional Airport as the city’s aviation gateway, meets the needs of not only travellers but airport user groups and organisations as well.
“That’s why we have invested $6 million in apron upgrades and terminal upgrades, and in fact I will be back here this Friday to inspect the work being done on the amenities, cafe and terminal extensions.
“We have enjoyed consistent growth year on year and I believe there is still further prospective growth in this sector. It’s important to be pro-active about our investment to ensure we continue to stimulate demand, and meet the needs of whatever opportunities present into the future,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with QantasLink CEO John Gissing and QantasLink flight crew at today’s cabin refurbishment program launch.