Bucking the trend toward outsourcing maintenance, Qantas said it intends to establish a new consolidated "center of excellence" in Sydney for maintenance of Rolls-Royce RB211 engines. However, the airline also said it will eliminate 60 positions from its Sydney workforce as a result of consolidation and the establishment of Jet Turbine Services, a joint venture with Virgin Blue parent Patrick Corp. for maintenance of CF6 and CFM56 engines in Melbourne. The consolidated facility will employ ...

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