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Old 3rd Oct 2008, 23:55   #21 (permalink)
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Violence and Africa go hand in hand. No big revelation there.

So what about the flying there?

I hear you guys are flying 120 hrs per month off the hobbs..

What kind of machinery are there flying around there? and how many different operators or is it all heli malongo?
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Old 4th Oct 2008, 07:06   #22 (permalink)
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aaah no problem bwana,,, while de mechanic is in de bush we can fix dis rotor thing with ehh chiken wire
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Old 4th Oct 2008, 19:12   #23 (permalink)
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I am guessing there are not too many people that read PPRuNe in Angola.

Anyone got any information?

The reason I am asking as I would like to get into the off shore industry and I hear they are paying well out there.

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Old 5th Oct 2008, 01:12   #24 (permalink)
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I just spoke to a friend who's over there right now and he told me his salary had just been upped to 188K USD a year.
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Old 5th Oct 2008, 01:48   #25 (permalink)
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Sonair are the main offshore operators out there, also Heli-Union and CHC.
The aircraft types are the AS332 L2, EC 225, 365, 76C+
Sonair were short of pilots several months ago, not sure what their hiring policy is, I would guess being fluent in Portuguese is a must.
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Old 5th Oct 2008, 12:36   #26 (permalink)
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Anyone got any gen on heli-union?
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Old 5th Oct 2008, 14:52   #27 (permalink)
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You don't have to be fluent in Pork and Cheese, but you do have to be less than 60 years of age - old gits need not apply
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Old 5th Oct 2008, 17:53   #28 (permalink)
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Wink Fluency?

I would guess being fluent in Portuguese is a must.

You don't even need much fluency in English - remember you are working for septics not pork and cheesers!

Welcome back Soggy - I'll get you on the dog and bone next week!

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Old 6th Oct 2008, 03:57   #29 (permalink)
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Heli malongo

Know a guy who knows a guy in HM. Says their pretty good, with a fleet of all new Bells, 407, 427/429, 430. Said some CHC Africa guys migrated there, so must be better than CHC, but that's not hard
there's a few clips on youtube.
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Old 11th Oct 2008, 00:26   #30 (permalink)
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That is pretty interesting as they have not yet started delivery of this aircraft yet??
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Old 20th Oct 2008, 10:56   #31 (permalink)
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Angola contacts

Hi Guys,

I have already posted on the Nigeria thread asking for contacts and will do the same on the Arabian Gulf thread. So before I get my head bitten off , I am actively seeking work and would be interested to get some contacts for Angola. I have done the normal searches but with no joy.

Anything to get me going in the right direction would be great! All PM's most welcome.


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Old 20th Oct 2008, 11:09   #32 (permalink)
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Heli Malongo/Angola

Heli Malongo is a first class outfit with a sparkling fleet that prompts to no complaints. Living quarters are excellent (brand new), and overall the facilities are on an acceptable standard - contrary to popular believe. Besides the folks are a good bunch to work with.

Make up your mind!!!
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Old 20th Oct 2008, 15:55   #33 (permalink)
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You could try Cabinda Gulf Oil Company who fly a dozon or so B430's plus a couple of Dash 8's.
They are a ChevronTexaco company.
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Old 24th Dec 2008, 09:17   #34 (permalink)
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Angola Heli Malongo

Hi does any one know where we can get employment details on the engineering side for this operator please?

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Old 1st Feb 2009, 20:19   #35 (permalink)
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Heli Malongo and Sonair

Im trying to get some information about HM and Sonair. I have sent my CV to Sonair but at the moment no response.
Does anyone have a contact of HM??
I read about their new's S76, will be used for Search&Rescue?? Are HM hiring pilots??
Im a PC of EH101 with ATPLH/IR, military and start to looking for a position on the civilian side.

I hope some response
PM are welcome

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 17:51   #36 (permalink)
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Heli Malongo

Looking for information (good and bad on working for the company, typical salary, work and living conditions) on Heli Malongo in Angola. Has anyone worked for them recently who can comment knowledgeably? Thanks.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 19:13   #37 (permalink)

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I've heard they're a good outfit. PM 170' - he can tell you more

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 19:17   #38 (permalink)
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They seem to be notoriously difficult to get hold of. I recall there was a previous thread about them a while back, perhaps try a search.

I did hear second hand that they retrenched a few pilots earlier in the year but it seems that Angola is the up and coming offshore spot in Africa nowadays so perhaps it has good prospects as things improve....
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 20:52   #39 (permalink)
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Check your pms
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Old 14th Oct 2009, 17:48   #40 (permalink)
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Heli Malongo has a good pay scale but not much in the way of benefits. The chief pilot's e-mail is aavschpt@chevron.com
The Director of Maintenance e-mail is aavsdom@chevron.com
They currently operate Bell 427, Bell 430, and Bell 430. They will begin taking delivery of S-76 C++ beginning in December. The current fleet of helicopters totals 17. After the S-76's arrive, the helicopter fleet will total 25.
There is an ad running in justhelicopters right now for mechanics.
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