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Old 19th Feb 2011, 10:54   #61 (permalink)
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Not new machines?

They are both new macines, G-PERA currently has 15 Hours and the second aircraft is still on the production line in Philadelphia.
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Old 23rd Mar 2011, 08:01   #62 (permalink)
 
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North Denes is it or isn't it ?

Top rumour today off the jungle drums is that CHC are staying put and NOT moving to Norwich........
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Old 23rd Mar 2011, 09:38   #63 (permalink)
 
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Thats a great rumour and a real shame its not true, we'd all like N.Denes to stay open!
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Old 23rd Mar 2011, 14:04   #64 (permalink)
 
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Well the jungle drums are beating so loud my ears are bleading......
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 10:22   #65 (permalink)
 
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Well the jungle drums are beating so loud my ears are bleading......
Do tell! What's the latest?
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sounds like.... keeerrrrching!!!!! as usual!
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:06   #67 (permalink)
 
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keeerrrrching!!!!!
Would that be a Gooner keeerrrrching!!!!! or a Narfuk keeerrrrching?
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:29   #68 (permalink)
 
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Great Yarmouth Heliport closure plans put on hold - Business - Eastern Daily Press

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A REPRIEVE granted to Great Yarmouth’s heliport has been labelled a “big opportunity” for the borough after plans to close it were put on hold.

In November, CHC Helicopter- formerly CHC Scotia Limited- announced plans to shut its North Denes site downin May to move its offshore operations to Norwich International Airport.
The news was met with consternation by many in Yarmouth, who pointed to the 30,000 people who used the Caister Road terminal each year to reach rigs in the North Sea and its drip-down boost for the local economy.
However today CHC Helicopter said that “under current market conditions” the plan to move was not viable at the current time, and would be put on hold.
Among those greeting the decision with enthusiasm was Great Yarmouth Borough Council leader Barry Coleman, who labelled it “excellent news”.
He described the heliport as “symbolic” of Great Yarmouth’s employment for the future and its hopes for offshore and future renewable development.
He said: “We realise they’ve not made a full decision yet but it’s a very important development.
“There’s a big opportunity here. Obviously they’ve reconsidered their options and Yarmouth has not been discounted.”
Under the plans, the heliport’s 74 staff were told they would be given the chance to relocate. CHC Helicopter had previously pointed to the need to invest heavily in new facilities for the site, which has been in use since the 70s.
The proposed headquarters in Norwich, separate from existing facilities, were to be in Saxonair and Klyne Aviation buildings currently under construction.
Mr Coleman emphasised that a lot of work had previously gone on behind the scenes involving the council to make the case for them staying here “though whether that had a part in the decision I don’t know”.
He added that as soon as the news had emerged officers from the council had got in contact with CHC Helicopter to offer assistance, short of anything financial.
“There are hotels and guests houses here that benefit, as well as taxis, and it goes right through the supply chain”.
Commenting on the decision, CHC’s vice president of operations Nick Mair said: “While the proposed move would have represented a significant investment for the company allied to a potentially long term commitment to Norwich, given current market conditions, the solution for CHC is to remain at our present location at North Denes.
“Naturally it is disappointing that we cannot continue with the move at this time and, as an organisation, we remain confident that a move to Norwich would be a positive one, provided it is undertaken at the right time and under the correct market conditions.
“However, we believe now is not that time, hence the decision to end any speculation by confirming the status quo will continue for the time being and that it is very much business as usual for North Denes.”
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Good news indeed and well done for rumouring it correctly.

Fingers crossed for the future at ND for all.

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Old 14th Jul 2011, 19:02   #70 (permalink)
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N Denes Closing

What exactly are CHC doing at North Denes, now that Bond are carrying out Perenco work at Norwich? I would be interested to know.

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Cutting the grass, filling the potholes, playing croquet and generally laying about. Otherwise flying for Perenco and six other clients.
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Old 1st Aug 2011, 19:01   #72 (permalink)


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AW139s currently at North Denes

Hi All

I don't suppose anybody can confirm the AW139's curently at North Denes

The ones I've managed to confirm over the last couple of days are

G-CHCP
G-CHCV
G-JEZA

I know there is at least 1 other there, if not another 2.

Cheers

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Old 1st Aug 2011, 21:46   #73 (permalink)
 
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3 minutes work on G-INFO suggests that G-CHCT is also.

You could have done that
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Old 1st Aug 2011, 23:47   #74 (permalink)
 
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Is G-CHCW still there too.
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 01:07   #75 (permalink)
 
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1 minute work on G-INFO says G-CHCW deregistered to the Netherlands in march 2011 (Den Helder actually)

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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 08:09   #77 (permalink)


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Hi, yes you are right, I could have looked on G-INFO, but G-INFO doesn't actually state that the base is North Denes, and as this was the first time I have been anywhere near North Denes to look I wasn't sure. Also, there is no guarantee, that the additional 1 was a British registered example. I was only asking for confirmation.

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Old 10th May 2012, 16:49   #78 (permalink)
 
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North Denes.

Wasn't it scheduled to close? Safeskys are advertising for ATC staff.
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Old 10th May 2012, 17:00   #79 (permalink)
 
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It was due to close however CHC had a change of heart and it remains open.

I understand the start date for Safeskys keeps slipping.
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Old 10th May 2012, 22:44   #80 (permalink)
 
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My first flight at North Denes was on 22nd July 1968 in Ws55s3 G-AOHE

Now that IS a long time ago

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