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Retaining Domestic Airline Capability Program

ClosedGrant Closed: 31st of December 2021 - 6:00 pm Value: Up to $750 per week per eligible employee Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=4fd51e2e-ef31-458e-a8e7-714ab4d70618

Provides time limited, targeted and proportionate payments to assist domestic airlines ensure they have the capability to quickly ramp up as aviation activity increases when domestic travel and border restrictions ease, which will, in turn, help drive broader economic recovery.

Domestic Regular Public Transport (RPT) airlines operating interstate services suffering reductions following a hot spot declaration, will be provided support to be able to stand up and stand down staff as network activity and demand changes, as well as ensuring that necessary aircraft maintenance and associated activities can occur.

To be eligible, airlines will need to provide interstate RPT services and be able to demonstrate a 30 per cent reduction in their network following the declaration by the Commonwealth CMO of a hot spot. 

Airlines can use the funds for eligible costs, based on their operational needs. Eligible costs include replaced wages, aircraft storage costs and other plant and machinery maintenance, and training, licencing and accreditation costs necessary to maintain key staff and equipment in a flight ready state.

Last Updated: 18th of October 2021
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