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Old 6th Nov 2008, 18:00
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chc nigeria

does anyone know what is going on with chc nigeria? are the 225s flying? crewed? any knew machines coming? have they split with acn?
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Old 6th Nov 2008, 20:36
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CHC/Aero is flying the 2 EC225s and they're crewed and maintained mainly by French men. The fixed wing side has sort of split with ACN but on the rotary side - who knows? Somebody, but they sure as hell aren't telling the guys and gals in the mushroom compost . With Bristow apparently having got Agbami 2 of the S76s (BCX and BIV) may be off contract when the Bristow S92 arrives later this month.

Meanwhile, there is a lot more to be played out with Bristow and national pilots. That fool 'Foamy, Kill-em, Coolings' has decided to throw kerosine on a fire which was dying and doubtless his co-conspirator Mike, Himmler, A$$lick' who returns to Nigeria today will will help him make a nuclear explosion out of a matchstick . I hope for wiser, cooler counsel to prevail but when you have a donkey like A$$lick, an assassinator like Coolings and poorly led and advised young men all in the same room the sparks which may fly could ignite a conflagration which all involved may be unable to extinguish. I pray that all the parties to the Bristow dispute will keep cool, talk and act reasonably and find a compromise acceptable to all.

So, Wrenchturner, wait small to see what will finally come out of the melting pots which are Aero and Bristow now. By the start of 2009 we all hope that the way forward will have been decided and that peace and progress will prevail in both companies. There is so much work and potential in Nigeria now and we all hope the policy makers will demonstrate the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon to get both of the major players on the Nigerian helicopter scene back on course again.

Remember, there is a watcher in the wings, Caverton Helicopters, who stand to gain from all of this. They don't really deserve to, but if Bristow and Aero continue on their present courses, they certainly will.
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Old 7th Nov 2008, 00:19
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and we all hope the policy makers will demonstrate the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon to get both of the major players on the Nigerian helicopter scene back on course again.
We live in hope............... we die in despair.
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Old 7th Nov 2008, 11:40
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Why have the Bristow National Pilots in Eket and Calabar gone on strike?
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Old 7th Nov 2008, 12:40
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affluent,

Technically they're not on strike, just not going in to work. The dispute is to do with a cut in allowances paid to pilots since the changes to pay and conditions which were announced by the company from September 1st. Hopefully it'll all be settled today.
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 03:43
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Eket

National pilots went back to Eket yesterday. Whether they'll work or not only time will tell. Big Pow Wow with Union and management planned to thrash it all out.

Are they going to get (or take) any punishment for walking away from their work ? Not something that happens every day in aviation. Nobody disagrees with their complaint but nobody supports their action. Isn't that what unions are for ?
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Old 10th Nov 2008, 12:21
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GMIA,

Is their complaint common to the expat pilots or a national issue? If it is a notional only issue then what are the chances the union will get them to down tools throughout the company/country?

Ah, how I miss all that...............
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Old 11th Nov 2008, 10:04
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I have been reading this thread and was wondering if anyone could comment on ACN ..i have a offer to work on the fixed wing ops and was wondering if the company is stable at present..financially ect..
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Old 11th Nov 2008, 16:01
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Is that like a ... trick question???
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Old 11th Nov 2008, 16:41
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no ..not a trick question..been searching for info on ACN and have been reading that they r rapidly expanding with modern jets ..and CHC is no longer involved in the fixed wing ops at present..wondering how this may effect the operation longterm...
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Old 11th Nov 2008, 17:56
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Wait a little bit, one month perhaps. I got a feeling that there are some drastic changes about to take place within the Aero fixed-wing structure. Things aren't as they appear
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 00:10
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and CHC is no longer involved in the fixed wing ops at present..wondering how this may effect the operation longterm... Yesterday 19:01
It depends to what extent CHC is no longer involved. If they are TOTALLY no longer involved, then look to OKADA, CHANGCHANGI, BELLVIEW et al for guidance to what the future COULD hold, and to a continuation of the current state of affairs without all the politics and [email protected] for the good side of it.

I think maybe redragon has a good plan...... wait, small small...
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 03:50
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Oh ye of little faith!!!
ACN operated very well for years before CHC came into the picture, and I dare say will continue to operate very well long after CHC has left the building.
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 07:04
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Bristow National Pilots

Pilots meeting with Management today to try and iron out the problems which caused the Eket guys to walk out last week. They've done it right this time and involved the union so any outcome will be across the board.

Boss of Bristow Shell Rotary Wing also in Lagos. Could this be the beginning of some changes in Management ? Not before time !! Boss of Eket must be waiting for the call too ? They deserve it.
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 08:08
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What is the attitude of Bristow, CHC or Caverton towards age 60 pilots?
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 19:20
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Management Style!!!!! 101
Does the management know who u are ??????
Himelich walked into the Bristow Hangar and noticed a guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing.

He calmly said to the young man, "How much do you earn?"
"I earn $2000.00 a month, Sir. WHY?" Without answering, Armlick took out his wallet, and gave him $6000.00 cash saying, " Around here I pay people for working not standing and doing nothing!!! Here is 3 months salary, now get out and Don't come back" and the young man disappeared.

Noticing onlooking engineers, the GM said "that applies to everybody in this company" He approached one of the greenies and asked him " who's the guy I just fired?"

The guy replied "He was the pizza delivery man, sir."
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Old 12th Nov 2008, 23:14
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What is ACN ofering in the Fixed Wing side for Engineers? Tour length, per diem, and salary?
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Old 13th Nov 2008, 00:40
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ANC offers a good deal as well many options to choose from.
But they don’t employ Canadians any more. Just me wonder why…?

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Old 13th Nov 2008, 03:20
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Dangagan,

Oh ye of little faith!!!
ACN operated very well for years before CHC came into the picture, and I dare say will continue to operate very well long after CHC has left the building.
Don't get me wrong here, I do not mean to imply that CHC is the end of all ACN's problems, quite the contrary.
Remember that before CHC there was Schreiner to keep the ship pointing forward and if CHC does indeed leave the building, who will step up to the plate then?
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Old 13th Nov 2008, 13:09
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Dauphin N5 is correct in his statement that ACN no longer hires Canucks especially with a past work history with CHC...
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