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Merged: Pel Air vs RFDS for the Air Ambulance contract in Australia

Old 30th Sep 2009, 09:11
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Any news on developments?

Jim Davis has a shot at the RFDS in this month's Australian Aviation.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:12
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I heard that things are perhaps not so rosy between Pelair and the VIC AIR AM?
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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 12:44
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Never mind.
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Old 4th Oct 2009, 15:49
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I heard that things are perhaps not so rosy between Pelair and the VIC AIR AM?
Like to elaborate on that SN?
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Old 5th Oct 2009, 21:43
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Nah thats about it really, its just a rumour and is probably a load of RUBBISH. I did hear it though.........
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 07:43
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Heard that Pelair have finally signed the contract with Air Ambulance Victoria. What took so long?
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 23:18
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If the ambos still back up to the aircraft someone needs have a serious talk to them.

Very dangerous habit
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 05:22
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The type isn't operated here in Oz at all.
I heard somewhere that Qld Section have purchased a couple.
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 07:11
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The Piaggio may look good on paper and the salesman may talk it up, but the last thing you want is an airframe that has no real local support.

Look how many B200 airframes are in Australia and also in the Asia as well as good spares support from Hawkers.

Wally I was talking to one of your comrades and he reckons you are going to work in Tassie as you spend a lot of time looking at maps of Tasmania!!!
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 07:24
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I believe the contract was due to be signed last Friday.

Order for new to B200's to be signed asap.

Any truth that a certain gentleman that has been mentioned and bagged on PPRuNe over the years and has a well known past is going to be the contract manager?
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 07:53
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...Large framed, recently of Jetcraft, previously of Cirrus?
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 08:09
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No not that gentleman.

Some days are .......!
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 08:18
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[QUOTE]

Order for new to B200's to be signed asap.


That's If they can get them!


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Old 25th Oct 2009, 08:23
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Knowing Pelair that would be a Coles paper plate!!!
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 20:09
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Danger

Large framed gentleman?
You are kidding me.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 03:08
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Announced today by the NSW Minister for Health that the RFDS (SE Section) has been awarded the tender for Air Ambulance services in NSW.

Wonder what Pelair are thinking now?
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 19:13
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The life-port system won't work for our ops, OH&S issues knock that one out.
Wally Mk2, can you please elaborate on this issue? Are you referring to the manual lifting required between the Life-port and the stretcher? PM me if you want.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 22:59
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It ain't over yet wal! The fat lady is still in the limo on the way to the show but its an open air show that may get cancelled due to the bad weather!!!!

As for the life port system, it is not even close to the new TAS fit now in use by SE Section in 4 new B200's. The only lift is to transfer the patient onto the stretcher litter, the rest is a piece of cake even with a 200kg patient. It also is very easy work with only pilot and nurse which takes out any OH & S problems that come with using people who don't work for the company.

Life port is what you use when you don't want to provide a dedicated aeromedical aircraft custom designed for that purpose. It takes about four people just to load the patient. OK for jets that do part time EM. Thats about it.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 23:16
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Life ports for King Air's were designed by a clown, There are far better systems in production than to have to resort to that back breaking method.

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 20:17
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Lifeport was invented by Satan to make life on earth a misery for aeromed crews..........
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