Photo: First F70LR arrives in Australia

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Over the weekend resource industry fly-in, fly-out provider Alliance Airlines took delivery of the first of two Fokker F70 long range aircraft, as seen above. Alliance has recently acquired the pair, along with two more Fokker F100 aircraft.

“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.

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One Response to Photo: First F70LR arrives in Australia

  1. AirBoss July 6, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Flying fuel tank, say what?

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