Network Aviation

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Network Aviation
Logo-networkaviation.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
NWK NETLINK
Founded 1998
Hubs Perth Airport
Alliance oneworld (affiliate)
Subsidiaries Network Turbine Solutions
Fleet size 17
Destinations 7
Company slogan 'Our People making the Difference'
Parent company Qantas
Headquarters Perth Airport
Key people Hugh Davin, CEO
Website www.networkaviation.com.au

Network Aviation is an airline based at Perth Airport, operating air charter services in support of "fly-in fly-out" mining operations throughout Western Australia. In partnership with subsidiary engineering provider Network Turbine Solutions, Network Aviation operates over 50 flights a week on behalf of mining companies to facilitate crew changes at remote sites.[1]

History[edit]

Embraer EMB-120ER in polished aluminium livery at Perth Airport in 2012
Network Aviation Fokker 100 in QantasLink livery taxiing at Wagga Wagga Airport
Network Aviation Cessna 441 Conquest II

After assisting to establish Skippers Aviation, Lindsay Evans founded Network in 1998. Originally operating a mix of smaller aircraft types such as Cessna 441 Conquest IIs, Cessna 310s and Beechcraft Super King Airs, in partnership with key clients Network grew into larger types and commenced operating Embraer Brasilias in 2000 and Fokker 100s in 2008.[2]

In February 2011, Network Aviation was purchased by Qantas.[3] Network retains its current management, employees and operating structure, with the business to be aligned with Qantas' operations, standards and processes. With the purchase, Qantas stated it was looking at significantly growing Network's fleet and operations.[4] On taking over Network, Qantas announced that it was purchasing ten Fokker 100 aircraft for the company.

In May 2014 Network Aviation received approval to operate three weekly services from Perth to Exmouth with Fokker 100s.[5]

In March 2015 QantasLink ceased its scheduled turboprop aircraft operations in Western Australia. Network Aviation took over services to Geraldton and some services to Exmouth.[6] On 31 July 2015, Qantas announced that the Fokker 100 aircraft would be progressively repainted in QantasLink colours.[7][8]

In September 2016 Network Aviation became an affiliate member of the oneworld airline alliance.[9]

Destinations[edit]

Network Aviation operates regular services to fixed schedules from Perth Airport to the following destinations in Western Australia:.[10] The airline also operates a number of charters to select destinations to facilitate "Fly-In, Fly-Out" working rosters on mining sites.

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2016 the Network Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Formerly operated[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55. 
  2. ^ "Mining Boom Gave Network Aviation a Flying Start". Yahoo. The West Australian. 15 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Qantas confirms Network acquisition Australian Aviation 13 December 2010
  4. ^ "Qantas Takeover of Network Aviation". WA Business News. 14 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Network gets the nod to take on Qantas run" The Australian 30 May 2014 page 30
  6. ^ http://www.aviationwa.org.au/2014/11/25/qantaslink-to-cease-dash-8-q400-services-from-perth-in-march-2015/
  7. ^ "Flying Kangaroo rebrand for network aviation F100 aircraft" (Press release). Qantas. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Frame, Chris (31 July 2015). "Network Aviation becomes QantasLink". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Network Aviation joins Oneworld alliance". Aviation Business. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Flight Status". Network Aviation. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  11. ^ CASA Australian civil aircraft register search, using "Network Aviation" as the search keyword. Search conducted 12 November 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Network Aviation at Wikimedia Commons