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Formed in 1987 and started operations in 2002. Formerly Flight West Airlines. Domestic, regional, & international, charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
P O Box 1126
Brisbane, Queensland 4009, Australia
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1901, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 7,686,848 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 17.9 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS CANBERRA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
May 1987: Flight West Airlines founded.
April 2002: Flight West Airlines after several periods in administration was acquired by Queensland Airline Holdings, a newly formed aviation services company based in Brisbane and the airline was re-branded as "Alliance Airlines" (FWQ).
August 2011: Fokker Services has been awarded a three-year component management contract by Alliance Airlines (FWQ) in support of its Fokker fleet of 5 50-seat F 50 turboprops, 2 75 seat F70LRs and 18 F 100s. Under the contract, Fokker will provide repair services on behalf of fixed price and turnaround time, as well as ensuring parts availability to Alliance (FWQ).
October 2011: Alliance Airlines (FWQ) specializes in long-term contract charters to the mining and resources industry plus the government in Australia, the western Pacific, and Southeast Asia. (FWQ) also conducts ad hoc operations and aircraft leasing to international airlines.
The headquarters and maintenance hangar for Alliance Airlines (FWQ) are located at Brisbane International Airport in Queensland (Australia) with major bases in Cairns, Townsville, Perth, Adelaide and Essendon.
Employees = 335.
(IATA) Code: QQ. (ICAO) Code: UTY - (Callsign - Alli).
Parent organization/shareholders: Queensland Airline Holdings (100%).
Main Base: Brisbane International Airport (BNE); & Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD).
Hubs: Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport (MEL); & Townsville Airport (TSV).
September 2012: Alliance Airlines (FWQ) has replaced the 737-400 on wet-lease from New Zealand based partner, Airwork (ANX) with a 737-377 from (ANX). (ANX) now operates 737-377 (23653, ZK-SLA) on behalf of (FWQ) on so called Fly In, Fly Out (FIFO) charter services flying mining workers from and to mining sites in Australia.
March 2017: Fokker 100 (11494, VH-FXF). ex-(PH-ABX) bought from Sky West Airlines.
December 2017: Alliance Airlines (FWQ) stays committed to its Fokker fleet.
See photo of Alliance Airlines (FWQ) Managing Director Scott McMillan standing in front of an Austrian Airlines (AUL) Fokker aircraft being transferred to (FWQ), the Australian carrier, which is the world's largest operator of Fokker aircraft.
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FWQ-F100 - 2011-10
FWQ-F70 - 2011-10
1 737-377 (CFM56-3B1) (1260-23653, /86 ZK-SLA), (ANX) WET-LSD 2012-09. FLY IN FLY OUT (FIFO) CHARTER SVCS FOR AUSTRALIAN MINERS. WHITE FUSELAGE, BLUE TAIL. 136Y.
0 737-400 (CFM56-3C), ANX) WET-LSD REPLACED BY ABOVE 737-300 2012-09.
1 FOKKER F 50 (PW125B) (20161, /89 VH-FKP), AIRCRAFT LSG LSD 2009-08. 50Y.
4 FOKKER F 50 (PW125B) (20161, /89 VH-FKP; 20284, /95 VH-FKY; 20286, /95 VH-FKZ; 20303, /95 VH-FKV; 20306 /96 VH-FKW; 20312, /96 VH-FKX), LSD. 56Y.
2 FOKKER F 70LR, 75Y.
8 FOKKER F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11276, /89 VH-XWM; 11278, /89 VH-XWQ; 11280, /89 D-AGPC; 11281, /89 D-AGPD; 11300, /90 VH-XWQ; 11306, /90 VH-XWR; 11314, /90 VH-XWS; 11338, /91 VH-XWT) 100Y.
5 FOKKER F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11345, /91 VH-FKA - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "FWQ-F100 - 2011-10;" 11357, /91 VH-FKD; 11372, /92 VH-FKJ; 11379, /92 VH-FKK; 11380, /92 VH-FKL), 12F, 85Y.
1 FOKKER F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11349, /91 VH-FKC), 8C, 92Y.
5 FOKKER F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11316, /91 VH-FWH "CITY OF TOWNSVILLE;" 11318, /91 VH-FWI "CITY OF ROCKHAMPTON;" 11365, /91 VH-FKF; 11366, /91 VH-FKG; 11494, VH-FXF, 2017-03), 16C, 85Y.
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FWQ-1-Scott McMillan 2017-12.jpg
SCOTT MCMILLAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
JEFF CHILDS, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
CRAIG DUNCAN, GENERAL MANAGER NETWORK & OPERATIONS.
PHIL JAMES, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER.