Qantas (QF) will consolidate heavy maintenance work into Brisbane (BNE) and Avalon (AVV), the Australian carrier said in a statement. The move ends Tullamarine’s (MEL) role in QF’s heavy maintenance, resulting in a loss of 500 jobs. The company said there is not enough heavy maintenance work to justify three separate facilities. New technology and incoming modern aircraft means there will be a further 60% reduction in heavy maintenance requirements over the next seven years, ...

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