Virgin Blue Alliance with Skywest Airlines
Aussie regional Skywest Airlines has entered into an exclusive 10 year strategic alliance with Virgin Blue.
In its initial service to the Australian regions, Skywest will operate up to 18 new Virgin Blue-branded turbo jet aircraft to a number of existing and new destinations. The agreement also includes the ability for Skywest to code-share on Virgin Blue’s domestic network.
18 Aircraft is a massive addition to any fleet. Richard Branson has a plan. He is investing in the future of mining and he is not afraid to put big dollars towards it.
I am confident he has done his homework and this serves as a reminder of the very bright future of mining in Australia. It will never fail because there is so much big money invested in it.
Skywest expects the first aircraft will arrive mid 2011 with four Virgin Blue-branded aircraft in operation by the end of the year. It will not own the aircraft but will be a service provider and code-share partner. The operating arrangements between Virgin Blue and Skywest are initially for a term of ten years.
A positive outlook and a confidence boost to anyone thinking of mining as a career. Preparation is important. Be sure your resume is good enough to get you past the first hurdle. It needs to be complete and focussed on your ultimate career goals.
Make sure you jump on any opporunity to rise…. take for instance this new partnership. They will need new captains, air staff, construction crews, ground staff, new airports, new hotels…..the list goes on.
Mining Resume Services can assist you to create a resume that you can be confident will work for you. You may be surprised at the characteristics of mining which can be extracted from previous work experience.
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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queenslandâ€™s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Caterpillar Haul truck 793
The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.
The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStarâ„˘
Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.
Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)
Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.