Rossair wins Challenger mine FIFO contract

Rossair director Mark Lindh and the Embraer Brasilia

South Australia’s Rossair charter flights have been awarded a contract to provide (FIFO) services to workers at WPG’s Challenger gold mine.

WPG is currently recommissioning the mine after its acquisition of the operation in 2015,  aiming to pour first gold by the end of June. An output of approximately 50,000 ounces of gold is expected over the next 12 months.

Rossair will provide upwards of four flights a week over the next two years, using their 30-seat Embraer 120 plane.

The company received the contract as they are pursuing more resources-based work in both Western Australia and South Australia.

Rossair director Mark Lindh said the contract will enable them to build long term partnership with the SA mining venture.

“Critically, our focus will be on safety, on-time delivery and a comfortable operating environment while in the air for the Challenger FIFO workforce, as the restart of mining and processing at this remote site is a fillip for the State’s resources sector,” he said.

“For Rossair, the contract is also a demonstration of our efforts in striving to take a partnership approach with mining and resources companies to deliver a product that has the flexibility and attention to detail that these companies require in a changing commodities cycle.”

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