Regional jet maint base opens in Australia

 - May 5, 2008, 5:53 AM

National Jet Systems opened a regional aircraft maintenance facility in Brisbane, Australia. The 62,000-sq-ft complex includes a 46,000-sq-ft hangar that will hold three airliners simultaneously. The company operates a fleet of BAE Systems 146s and Avro RJs on wet leases for flag carrier Qantas and as corporate shuttles for the Australian mining industry. To date, the Adelaide-based firm, which is part of the UK’s FR Aviation group, has specialized in maintenance for the 146/Avro family, as well as for the Bombardier Dash 8 twin-turboprop series.