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Cobham plc awarded AUD100m Australian freight extension deal.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Air services provider Cobham plc (LSE:COB) declared on Thursday the receipt of a long-term extension contract to provide air freight services to Eastern Australian ports valued at approximately AUD100m.

The client is Australian air Express (AaE).

Under the extension agreement, Cobham Aviation Services Australia will continue to supply three BAe146QT aircraft and crews to fly high-priority overnight freight services connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.A This contractA follows a 17-year relationshipA between Cobham andA AaE, Australia's leading air freight provider, which isA owned jointly by Qantas and Australia Post. A The agreement will continue until 2015, added Cobham.

(USD1=AUD1.06)

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