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Old 15th May 2023, 05:35 PM
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Any idea on when they may arrive at BNE thanks Brenden.
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Old 15th May 2023, 07:57 PM
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extra Q400's to be based in Brisbane
thks, Brenden
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Old 16th May 2023, 08:36 AM
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But who are they buying GAM???
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The proposed acquisition would combine two of the largest suppliers of charter services in Western Australia and Queensland.
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Old 17th May 2023, 04:34 PM
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July 1 is the set start date
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Old 17th May 2023, 05:41 PM
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Yep thanks Dylan


National Jet Express Wins First Mining Contract In Queensland And Announces New Base In Brisbane
16 May 2023 . 2 min read

The much-anticipated move by National Jet Express (NJE), a member of the Rex Group, into the Queensland market has begun with the signing of a long-term contract.

NJE today announced it had won a contract to provide services for BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).

"We are humbled to have been selected by BMA, one of the world’s most respected mining operators,” said Chris Hine, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NJE.

"Their confidence in us is an endorsement of NJE’s position as a premium regional air service provider to the mining and resources industry.”

“We are happy to announce that we are now officially open for Mining and Resources business in Queensland. NJE will be operating a fleet of modern Dash 8-Q400NG ‘Next Generation’ aircraft, offering jet-like speeds while consuming 50% less fuel and emitting lower levels of carbon.”

NJE will initially procure two Dash 8-Q400NGs for Queensland. It will also establish a significant new operational base in Brisbane to support the expansion of its services.

“Many mining operators in Queensland have been reaching out to the Rex Group since its purchase of NJE in October last year, eager for Rex to replicate its hallmark standards of reliability, professionalism and safety into mining markets,” Mr Hine said.

“I see so much pent-up demand in Queensland for a premium mining and resources air service provider and the Rex Group will continue procuring additional Dash 8-Q400NGs to meet this need. We are also open to introducing the Embraer E190 jets in Queensland as we already have a large fleet of these on the West Coast,” Mr Hine added.

“NJE’s ability to start operations on 1 July 2023, less than six weeks away, shows the speed with which the Rex Group is able to respond to the often-urgent demands of the resources sector, whilst maintaining our absolute commitment to safety and on-time performance.”

The Rex Group is the biggest regional operator of Regular Passenger Transport services in regional and rural Queensland with 24 destinations. NJE will be able to leverage this expansive network to provide creative solutions to the air transport needs of the mining and resources industry located all over regional/rural Queensland.”
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Old 18th May 2023, 11:09 AM
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Plenty of work for Dash8 drivers in Oz at the moment.
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Old 19th May 2023, 11:07 AM
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No new frames.

Redeploying a/c from SA & WA
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Old 19th May 2023, 12:48 PM
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Redeploying a/c from SA & WA
There are new frames coming eventually
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NJE will initially procure two Dash 8-Q400NGs for Queensland. It will also establish a significant new operational base in Brisbane to support the expansion of its services.

“Many mining operators in Queensland have been reaching out to the Rex Group since its purchase of NJE in October last year, eager for Rex to replicate its hallmark standards of reliability, professionalism and safety into mining markets,” Hine said. “I see so much pent-up demand in Queensland for a premium mining and resources air service provider and the Rex Group will continue procuring additional Dash 8-Q400NGs to meet this need. We are also open to introducing the Embraer E190 jets in Queensland as we already have a large fleet of these on the West Coast. [
https://asianaviation.com/national-j...in-queensland/
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The last 2 paragraphs explains the issues of getting new aircraft.


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Australia's National Jet Express acquires two Dash 8-400s
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21.05.2023 - 23:17 UTC

National Jet Express (JTE, Adelaide) will acquire two new generation DHC-8-Q400s after it secured a contract to operate fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) services for BHP Mitsubishi Alliance in Queensland, Australia. A fellow subsidiary of Rex - Regional Express (ZL, Wagga Wagga) parent Regional Express Holdings, National Jet Express will also open a new operational base at Brisbane International to support the expansion.

The two De Havilland Aircraft of Canada turboprops will arrive in Australia in time to begin servicing the contract on July 1 and will take the number of DHC-8-Q400s National Jet Express operates to ten. CEO and MD of National Jet Express Chris Hine said there is considerable pent-up demand in Queensland for mining and resources air services.

“Many mining operators in Queensland have been reaching out to the Rex Group since its purchase of National Jet Express in October last year," he said. The airline also has a fleet of six E190s, based at Perth International, which Hine says he is open to bringing into Queensland.

The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance is Australia’s largest producer and supplier of seaborne metallurgical coal and is jointly owned by BHP and Mitsubishi Development. It operates seven mines in Queensland's Bowne Basin and owns the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay, approximately 1,000 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Purchasing National Jet Express in 2022 gave Rex - Regional Express an instant slice of the closed contract FIFO market previously dominated by Qantas, Alliance Airlines, and Virgin Australia Regional. Queensland is an Alliance Airlines stronghold, with that airline operating FIFO services to 15 airports in the state. Last year, Rex - Regional Express said it was keen to make inroads in the FIFO market in Queensland.

Earlier this month, speaking to ch-aviation, Rex - Regional Express Deputy Chairman John Sharp said negotiations were underway to secure several new National Jet Express charter contracts.

He said the problem wasn't securing the contracts, rather securing the aircraft to service the contracts. Referring to the DHC-8-Q400s, Sharp said industrial action in Canada was impacting the ability to get permits to fly aircraft out of the country. Sharp also said striking engineers at the Canadian aircraft manufacturing plants meant the work he needed to get done on planes before he could fly them out to Australia, wasn't able to get done in a timely manner.

"We've had industrial action in Canada on two fronts, both of which have affected the delivery of aircraft, and additional aircraft," he said. "When we get additional aircraft in place, we can operate more services."
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Old 23rd May 2023, 10:45 AM
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First aircraft will arive into Brisbane a week before start date
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