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Brindabella Airlines

 

History

“Brindabella Airlines” was come into light in the year 1994. It is an Australian regional airline the headquarters was located at Canberra International Airport. The founder of this airline is Jeff Boyd”. In the starting they worked as air charter and air craft hire service, with an associate air craft maintenance business.

Though the business was running successfully, in 2000 they started a flight training school for its operations in Brindabella Airlines; and they started the scheduled regional airline services from April 2003. After then flight training school was closed suddenly in middle of the year 2010.

Brindabella Airlines launch a new air craft named as BAe Jetstream 41 in May 2008. After then in December 2007 they took two J41s of delivery. The operations of the Jetstream aircraft are already started on the routes of Brisbane to Tamworth and Canberra to Newcastle.

Brindabella Airlines has been sold by Jeff Boyd to the Business Air Holdings Pty Ltd in 2011; the business has maintained by the former Grand Prix motorcycle racing competitors Roger Burnett and James Toseland; and Ian Woodley, and also the Chairman of BMI Regional owner Sector Aviation Holdings.

In 2011 aero pelican Air Services has owned by Business Air Holdings. From July 2013 the operations of aero pelican Air Services are running under the name of Brindabella and both the services are merged.

Groundings and collapse

In November 2013 the four of the airline's aircraft were grounded by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) due to overdue of engine inspections. Later then the code share agreement has been withdrawn by Qantas with Brindabella.

After then there are another six aircraft were grounded by CASA on 12 December 2013, due to overdue of maintenance, it is an attack to the airline service that cancel most of the flights. Later on 14 December 2013 the airline service has announced a statement that all the flights have been temporarily suspended from their services.

KordaMentha was appointed on 15 December 2013. She took a charge as Receiver for the airline service. There were 140 employees had been terminated from their positions on 23 December 2013, only 12 members were kept in charge to maintain the aircraft.

Fleet:

Up to December 2013 Brindabella Airlines has the following fleets:

  • 3 British Aerospace Jetstream 32
  • 4 British Aerospace Jetstream 41
  • 5 Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III

Destinations:

Brindabella Airlines Main Destinations are as Follows:

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Cobar
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Cooma
  • Moree
  • Mudgee
  • Narrabri
  • Newcastle
  • Orange
  • Sydney
  • Tamworth

Services:

Brindabella Airlines has closed it services, daily Brisbane and Armidale flight, and its Canberra to Albury service

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