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Rex Subsidiary Pel-Air Awarded Commonwealth Air Transport Deed of Standing Offer
Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Regional Express (Rex) announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary Pel-Air has been awarded the Commonwealth Air Transport Deed of Standing Offer tender.

With this award Pel-Air joins a panel of aviation companies that are authorised to provide air transport of personnel and equipment of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) both domestically and internationally for the next three years starting from 2 November 2009 with an option to extend for a further two years. Transport of Commonwealth personnel not in the ADF can also be covered under this tender.

Commenting on the tender outcome, Pel-Air Director Mr Jim Davis said: “The award by ADF is recognition that Pel-Air is part of an elite group of air charter brokers in Australia that can be trusted to plan and organise complex military air movements of troops and equipment to wherever they are needed. We will be using the specialist division in Pel-Air called RexJet Executive Charter that has years of experience in all sorts of air charter including medical evacuations, mining Fly-In/Fly-Out operations, executive charters and troop movements.”

Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of 40 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,300 weekly flights to 29 destinations throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. The Rex Group comprises Regional Express, air freight and charter operator Pel-Air Aviation and Dubbo-based regional airline Air Link, as well as the pilot academy Australian Airline Pilot Academy.