As usual, there will be a significant deployment and redeployment of personnel and equipment taking place before, during and after the Exercise through Rockhampton Airport. This will be highlighted by a visit by the giant Antonov AN-124 cargo jet with only one inbound flight this year already being rumoured to be touching down as early as this week!
There will also be several heavy jet passenger charter flights with information suggesting that these will be operated by as many as three commercial airlines bringing twin-engine wide-body aircraft to Rockhampton Airport as various times during the Exercise period.
Recently released AirServices Australia and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) documents indicate that Exercise Wallaby 2018 will see the participation of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and military helicopters including Boeing CH-47D Chinooks, Boeing AH-64D Apache and Aerospatiale / Eurocopter AS332M Super Puma helicopters which will operate from both Rockhampton Airport and from within the Exercise area.
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