FLY-IN FLY-OUT AIRCRAFT CHARTER
Air Charter in the Mining and Resources industry is strongly focused on FIFO flight operations, which essentially is any medium–long term flight operation based on a fixed roster cycle, transporting staff to and from a remote location for regular work commitments.
have the advantage of transporting staff as quickly as possible to the work site. By not relying solely on commercial flights, companies have the opportunity to structure a flight program that maximises cost outcomes from a Human Resources perspective.
Maximising the opportunity from a FIFO operation requires careful analysis of the labour and roster cycles for a mine site, in order to determine the best possible allocation of aircraft type and capacity along the required route. Rarely does a mining operation have a completely consistent labour cycle. There are peaks and troughs throughout the life of the mine, particularly throughout the construction phases, and there are labour peaks across any given period in a year when the roster needs to account for seasonal holiday periods, site shutdowns and maintenance, and other fluctuating numbers in the labour force.
Fly In Fly Out solutions
allow for quick and easy transportation of mining workers and other professionals to remote locations overcoming what would often be a much more complex and time consuming logistics scenario.
Adagold uses its expertise in developing cost modelling of air charter operations, across multiple scenarios and aircraft types, to develop the most cost effective flight structure for each and every requirement.
Every FIFO requirement is unique and is highly dependent on the capacity of the airports being operated to, availability of aircraft in the region, roster cycle of the labour force, and numbers of staff moving in each flight operation. These factors vary widely and as such developing an efficient FIFO operation is a complicated assignment that requires careful analysis of all potential solutions.
Adagold has a great deal of experience in developing Fly In Fly Out operations across Australia, and importantly our experience in the boom regions of WA and QLD is unparalleled. There are many FIFO air charter services currently being performed in the Surat Basin, Bowen Basin and Galilee Basin, with destinations including Emerald, Roma, Alpha, Collinsville, Moranbah, Clermont, Mackay, Middlemount, Townsville, Cairns, Injune, Blackwater, Ballera, Miles, and Chinchilla. These FIFO air charter services vary greatly in numbers of passengers and are performed using a wide range of aircraft types.
Interested in learning more about Adagold FIFO Services? Read our news post on The Keys to Effective Air Charter Operations or download our latest Mining Aircraft Charter PDF Flyer, here.