Cobham engineers make up a large portion of our workforce and play a significant role in supporting our operations.
Licensed and Non-Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
Our engineers are critical to the success of our Australian operations. Based all around the country, these roles support the on-time performance and reliability of our fleet, and the safety of our passengers and crew.
Our line maintenance engineers support the BAe146/Avro RJ series, Boeing 717, Bombardier Dash 8 and Challenger 604 aircraft types at a number of bases across each Australian State and Territory. Engineers perform a variety of roles including flying spanners, Aircraft on Ground (AOG) rescues and short/long-term deployments.
Our base maintenance engineers in Adelaide carry out heavy maintenance of Bombardier Dash 8 and BAe146/Avro RJ series aircraft. Additionally, engineers in Adelaide carry out and support both major and minor modifications of aircraft to perform Cobham’s special mission capabilities and commercial deliverables.
Mission System Technicians
A component Heavy Maintenance Unit (HMU) Workshop at our Cairns base is the primary location where mission system technicians are employed. These highly skilled personnel are responsible for aeronautical product maintenance and line maintenance support of surveillance systems and sensors. Mission system technicians provide electrical, instrument, radio and airborne network (LAN) services for the Cobham Special Mission fleet and beyond.
Mission system technicians are also heavily involved in research, development and implementation of modifications in Adelaide and various elements of flight testing.
Manufacturing and Workshop Personnel
Personnel in Adelaide also have the unique ability to manufacture aeronautical products which are released under a CASA Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval and Production Certificate. These products range from basic sheet metal items, electrical harnesses and fabric items to complete galley monuments and advanced mission system computers for a range of aircraft modifications that Cobham can carry out.
Workshop aeronautical product maintenance is carried out in Adelaide for major assemblies including engines like the GE CF34 and ALF502/507. Dedicated workshops include composites, survival, machine shop and an engine workshop provides support for the Cobham fleet. These positions focus on the repair, storage and handling of aeronautical products and support equipment.
In addition to aircraft maintenance engineers, mission system technician and manufacturing personnel positions, the engineering division includes roles in the areas of Quality & Safety, Ground Support Engineering (GSE), stores and technical administration.