Qantas Calls Time On Avalon

Qantas has decided to shut its Avalon maintenance facility in Victoria by March next year. About 300 engineers at the site will lose their jobs as Qantas moves 747 heavy maintenance overseas. Qantas’ 747 fleet will fall from 15 to 10 aircraft over the next three years and the shrinking jumbo fleet has meant long periods of inactivity at Avalon, making the facility unviable according to the company. The new redundancies mean that Qantas has slashed engineering headcount by more than 1,500 in the past 18 months. 

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