- SKA-Low Charter Flight Service
Market survey notice
Preliminary publication of specification is 3/28/2024,
The SKAO will procure, in accordance with the SKAO Procurement Policy and Procedures, a Charter Flight service to provide the following :
• Transport of passengers and light luggage between Geraldton & the Murchison Radio Observatory (MRO).
Whilst number of passengers may vary, current modelling estimates a cohort of 20-45 travelling each trip in the first 12 month period post contract award with potential increases in the future. Multiple flights per day are considered a part of this model. Expectation is to transport passengers from Geraldton Monday morning to the MRO and return Thursday afternoon each week.
• Aircraft size and/or type will be governed by the capacity & regulations of Boolardy Airstrip: Location:-26.988811°, 116.536608° . Unsealed 1,100 m x 18 m strip at 327m elevation with 900 m x 18 m cross strip and solar lighting.
• Additional ad hoc charter flights as and when required.