Project Locations: Australian Capital Cities to UAE

Client Requirement

The transportation of ADF personnel and guests, as well as cargo to the Middle East as part of the Sustainment Program to the Middle East Area of Operations. A weekly return service was required, often with twice weekly services.


Sourcing a suitable multi-engine, wide body aircraft and operator which could provide long range capabilities as well as the capability to carry up to 265 passengers and a significant payload. Adagold Aviation has provided the ADF with a high level of responsiveness, underpinned by our comprehensive flight coordination and liaison capabilities.


Adagold Aviation sourced an Airbus A340-300 supported with full time maintenance and operations staff in Australia. A dedicated team of 6 staff in Brisbane coordinate each flight and monitor every minute of the flight, updating the ADF of the aircraft’s progress.


As of January 2014, Adagold Aviation has provided over 200 return services for the Australian Defence Force with an on-time performance of 97%. Adagold Aviation has been ranked by the Australian Defence Magazine as the number one SME supplier to the Australian Defence Force in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Our Defence Operations department has flown over 100,000 troops and over 10.1 million kms for various governments worldwide, including 282 missions into Afghanistan.