“The capabilities of the F70LR and the ability to easily integrate the aircraft into our existing fleet made the F70LR a natural choice,” managing director Scott McMillan said. After deliveries are complete Alliance will operate 5 F50s, 2 F70LRs and 18 F100s.
The Brisbane-based carrier said the F70LR can fly non-stop from Australia’s east coast to mining sites in Western Australia, “avoiding the additional cost, longer journey times and peak-period congestion at Perth Airport”.
Alliance already has an “agreement” to provide such non-stop east coast-west coast service and is in discussions with an undisclosed number of additional companies. The carrier also plans to deploy the aircraft on undisclosed missions on the east coast.
Photos show Alliance’s first F70LR had been in storage in Slovakia after being in service with Comlux Malta.