FIFO Mining Jobs Queensland Activity Increases

FIFO Mining Jobs Queensland Activity Increases

FIFO mining jobsFIFO mining jobs Queensland.
Chief executive and General Manager of the Brisbane airport Corporation (BAC) Julieanne Alroe, said she would be “delighted”ť to see neighbouring airports take much of the FIFO mining job traffic off its hands, according to a recent report in the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Brisbane Airport is being swamped by a surging number of small aircraft flying to and from regional towns and cities  to service mines and mining jobs all around the nation. The FIFO lifestyle is alive and blossoming in Queensland.

Ms Alroe said, based on the figures, the mining boom was still alive and well. “These large charter markets are a relatively new phenomenon for us,” Ms Alroe said. “I just don’t think anybody really expected that the aeroplane would be the bus to work to the extent it has become.

Mining activity still on the up

“I think FIFO caught everyone by surprise in the extent of it and I’m still perplexed. Every time I open a newspaper, it’s all about the ‘former’ mining boom and yet we’re still seeing these regional aircraft continue to be deployed.

Gold Coast Airport boss  Paul Donovan said large mining companies were finally looking at Coolangatta as a serious FIFO hub.

Mr Donovan said a report, authored by demographer Bernard Salt, showed about 10,000 Gold Coasters travelled long distances for work each day, and had helped make the case for the city when it was released last month. “We have had more interest since the report,” he said.

Mr Donovan said he has one of the mining companies visiting Gold Coast Airport this week.

“Ultimately it is all about the mining companies and proving to them that there is a workforce here,” he said.

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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 world’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 Queensland’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

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 MineStar™

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.

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You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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