Alliance Airlines new maintenance facility in Rockhampton could create 225 jobs

Rockhampton Airport could soon be home to Alliance Airline’s new maintenance and repair facility after the airlines announced it would soon be returning to Queensland from overseas.

The new maintenance and repair facility in Rockhampton could potentially create 225 jobs and inject $30 million into the local economy every year.

The announcement comes after Rockhampton officially welcomed one of Alliance Airlines new commercial aircraft with a special water cannon salute to mark its arrival on Wednesday.

The Embraer E190 is one of 30 newly acquired aircraft Alliance is adding to its regional fleet.

There are currently discussions with the State and Federal Governments around potential funding for the project. The first ever flight by Alliance Airlines was to Rockhampton in 2002 and bringing base maintenance back from overseas to Alliance’s home state of Queensland would benefit the local economy and provide Alliance with security around its long-term aircraft maintenance plans for the fleet of over 70 aircraft.

Rockhampton Airport is currently undergoing a redevelopment and locating additional construction jobs and high-value, highly skilled aviation engineering jobs will benefit the community and the economy.

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said she is lobbying hard to help Alliance Airlines bring a Maintenance and Repair facility to Rockhampton.

The project is currently going through the Development Application process.

Media release: Alliance Airlines eyes Rockhampton as new home –

Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP

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