TrueNoord has completed the transition of a second Embraer E190 to Cobham Regional Services on a six-year operating lease. The aircraft was integrated into Cobham’s fleet in May and is already operating charter flights from its base in Perth.
Jack Bos, TrueNoord Technical Director, explains how the team dealt with the complexity of moving the E190 from its previous lessee, Mandarin Airlines: “At the time it was not possible to send inspectors to Taiwan without them having to quarantine for two weeks on arrival. We addressed this issue by hiring two experienced local consultants who sent daily reports including many detailed pictures. We had frequent contact with them throughout the transaction.”
Cobham’s Business Development Director, Tim Pirga, comments that Cobham is pleased to have received a second Embraer E190 from TrueNoord – which has now entered service and is supporting natural resources projects in Western Australia.
Cobham Regional Services acts as a critical link in the energy and resources sector, providing fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) services in support of mining, oil and gas projects throughout Australia. The company also provides flexible, bespoke charter flights with a full range of service options to Australia’s city centres and regional destinations.
“The E190 is not only one of the most environmentally friendly jets in the world, it offers substantially better operational uplift performance, particularly in hot weather at regional ports such as in the Pilbara. It is also able to fly further distances compared to similar size aircraft. This reduces the need for additional fuel uplift in regional and remote locations and cuts CO2 emissions by up to 15 per cent per trip” said Pirga.