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Old 26th Nov 2011, 16:35
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Are you sure mate? CHC is one of the world’s largest helicopter services company specializing in: Transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms, but in Nigeria? I say no mate. Will they ever have their reliability and safety issues sorted? The NCAA is not the same monetary establishment it used to be and especially now, they are coupled with a regulatory reporting culture. Be advised mate. Cheers
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 17:28
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Will they ever have their reliability and safety issues sorted?
CHC or Nigeria

The NCAA is not the same monetary establishment it used to be and especially now, they are coupled with a regulatory reporting culture. Be advised mate.
What are you suggesting Tea Bag?
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 18:35
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Hello SM, just from my experience mate. Nigeria in general (centre of excellence) in reference to all aviation operators - the hurdles placed before us. Cheers.
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Old 4th Dec 2011, 16:10
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Anyone got any gen on the Evergreen situation in Nigeria?
AOC/AMO in place or whatever?
No personal interest, just curious.
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Old 4th Dec 2011, 23:11
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If Evergreen gets into Nigeria....it will not be for the offshore market. They will be looking to tie up on US Guvmint funded contracts with the Nigerian Military. Not that they will be there for the stated purpose....just saying.
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 11:18
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Understood.
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Old 7th Dec 2011, 19:26
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Bristow, the caring, sharing company is having a Yuletide party for all employees. It will be a sumptuous affair in the delightful setting of a car park . It's rumored that the company may spend as much as $2 per employee on a luxury spread including meat pies, Star beer and a dazzling array of festive minerals and Malta drinks
I wonder if any of the toppest levels of management will pause to consider the differences between this and the $5,000 a head the company has spent on their jolly, festive binge at one of the top hotels in Lagos guzzling champagne and rib-eyed steak while learning how to save the company money by cutting back on perks for junior employees. I'm sure they were all asked to sign a training bond before doing such a valuable course
It's so good to know that nearly all the people on the course were nationals who at last are being empowered in the 21st century Bristow which is an equal opportunity employer, unlike the awful bogey man Caverton which is a nasty Nigerian company and only interested in stealing everyone and everything from open, honest companies with integrity and a history of fairness to all. I wonder which one pays more
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Old 7th Dec 2011, 21:26
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The more things change...the more they stay the same.
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Old 8th Dec 2011, 08:22
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Exclamation Bristow Yuletide Party

Man,they are really cutting back. The budget for this in 1992 was $5 per person with spouse.
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Old 8th Dec 2011, 15:41
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One management meal in the Blue Dog would more than pay for the Christmas party in Nigeria. (Well almost....but you get my point!)

I used to work for an outfit that supplied Perrier Water for the Corporate Office staff.....but required the saw mill workers to buy their own Coca Cola's at lunch time.

When I pointed that out to the owner....he

They are no longer in business.

They forgot who "made" the money....as they lavished perks on those who "spen"t the money.
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Old 9th Dec 2011, 16:29
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Testing the waters in Africa

Evening all..

I'm a newbie to this forum..

Can anyone please give me info. as to weather they know of any helicopter companies in Africa that are seeking Heli-drivers at the mo....

Thanks
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Old 9th Dec 2011, 23:59
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Bristows recruiting engineers 4 lagos the moment.
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 02:18
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Thanks GSPM

Looking for Pilot work though...
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 03:11
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Zenon keep advertising for pilots in Nigeria - probably on behalf of Caverton. Why not try looking at the pilot employment websites?

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Old 10th Dec 2011, 04:44
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Everett, Bristow, Caverton, CHC and others.
Depends on your license and hours etc.
Do a trawl through the search function for hours/ratings etc that will make your life easier.
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 15:30
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Thanks all, really appreciate the input.
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:00
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Nigerian helicopter companies in Lagos

Hi Guys,

I have just been offered an AW139 engineering position in Lagos with a Nigerian Helicopter company. I just wanted to get some honest feedback on what nigerian helicoper companies are like, how they treat their employees, do they pay on time, whats the accomodation like - Shell compound???? etc....

Any genuine input is greatly appreciated .
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:23
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Send a pm to stacey_s, he was there for some considerable time and knows ALL the ropes

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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:29
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Our recent experience is that some people on management positions have
no clue about maintenance environment necessary to keep any helicopter
in flyable conditions.... (AW types included)
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 12:15
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Stace left Nigeria a long time before the Nigerian helicopter company which is going to operate AW139s came into being (unless you've been offered a job by Aerocontractors which has now severed its ties with CHC and is a totally Nigerian company.

Ask any of the Heli Union employees who are operating the Caverton contract with Total what they think of the Caverton attitude to European operating rules.

At the moment they are employing many former Schreiner/Aerocontractors pilots and engineers because the guy managing the Shell 139 project for Caverton is a former Aerocontractors operations manager and operations director of Schreiner at the time it was taken over by CHC.

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“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
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