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Old 26th Aug 2016, 23:49
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He can do that only as long he can crew the operations,,,,,if enough folks take him up on the "...or else"....the change will not happen.

Originally Posted by Nescafe View Post
Akin has decreed that everyone except the Escravos guys will switch from 6/6 to 8/4. If you don't like it, you know what you can do.

I guess it's one way to avoid paying redundancies!
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 00:40
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I don't think that crewing operations is the problem, as they are hopelessly over crewed for the diminishing amount of work they have. It's a cheap way to reduce pilot numbers.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 18:26
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Nescafe,
Praying is the answer. The Lord will provide 👼🏿👼🏿
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 18:36
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Is the planned/rumoured switch to 8&4 going to be for both aircrew and engineers?
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 02:11
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Somehow it reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Te0V0TVm4
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 03:30
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So when are they going to cull that bloated top heavy office in Lagos. Keep cutting pilots and engineers but continue to support a massive office staff. If and when Caverton take escravos bristow will only have around 14 contracted aircraft in country. They need to take a proper look at how many managers, MDs, Hr and finance, engineering support staff they really need to be profitable from that number of aircraft. It aint many.
Plus how many of those dedicated, loyal guys who have just lost 2 weeks family time are going to remain when the industry picks up. The good will go and leave the dross behind yet again.
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 09:44
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You're in Nigeria, remember? It's a Nigerian co. run by Nigerians. Why do you think everything here is as bad as it is? If they knew what they were doing, things would be a lot different
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 10:01
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8 + 4? We'd have loved that, we were 2 months/1 month, and if you did December/January you had to be back on the day of the month in February, thus having 31 days x 2 with a 28 day month off!
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Old 29th Aug 2016, 19:52
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Used to be 8/4 across the board. 6 months/4 weeks for M & A.

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Old 29th Aug 2016, 22:46
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Originally Posted by Nigerian Expat Outlaw View Post
Used to be 8/4 across the board. 6 months/4 weeks for M & A.

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Yes, I felt a Hovis advert brewing....,

Reminds me of a conversation I had with TWY about his first posting to Nigeria in 1968 straight from the Navy - one year on, one month off. Then he was posted to Iran on four months on, one month off and thought "this is the roster for me and I don't want to change". 8/4 was standard for years in BHL until a) they had a bunch of hostage situations in Nigeria and, b) BHNL split away and the salaries and cross-BU movement conditions changed dramatically, which meant they had to recruit all the 3Ms (Mercernaries, Misfits and Missionaries) that other touring companies used but BHL had never had to previously
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Old 29th Aug 2016, 23:15
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Hmmmm. 3Ms ?

(Mercernaries, Misfits and Missionaries)...........

Is that why you and I ended up there ?!

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Old 30th Aug 2016, 00:54
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Well Two out Three is not bad! That Missionary stuff is way over rated!
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Old 30th Aug 2016, 23:36
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What's happening in West Africa .

Apparently folks are getting shafted! Any takers?
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 21:09
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A little off topic but this may be of interest to anyone who worked in Malabo.
Interesting WW 2 story sent by a friend.
British Empire Article: Cutting out Expedition to Fernando Po

Imagine this operation being planned today.
Drones, Helicopters en masse, loud bangs, ships offshore, fast jets everywhere, AWACs, the odd aircraft carrier floating around, UN in emergency session, everything with embedded TV crews. Not to mention the Sat coverage... different daze.

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Old 1st Sep 2016, 01:39
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Aero contractors ceasing operations from today.
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 08:08
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The Sad End of Aero

Aero Contractors suspends operations indefinitely, sends staff on leave - Vanguard News
It's sad that after more than 50 years of Operations Aero has finally gone the way of so many other Nigerian airlines. The corruption which has killed off so many Nigerian ventures, combined with an economy in free fall has finally brought it to its knees. I'm sorry for the staff and their families
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 15:23
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From what I can see Aero has ~10 helis operating in offshore. Can anyone confirm?
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 15:33
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Absolutely tragic. Apart from the obvious impact on staff and contract workers the negative effect on the domestic travelling public will be huge. Aero were the only barely punctual way to get from a to b. Their rotary business was also the main foil used by the oil multinationals to maintain a competitive tendering process until the plunder of their coffers began.

The parallel previously drawn between Venezuela and Nigeria appears somewhat prophetic in hindsight. One glaring difference is that the people are rallying to oust President Maduro; somehow I doubt such cohesive action is a realistic prospect in a country riven by religious/tribal loyalties.

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Old 1st Sep 2016, 19:23
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Tragic indeed been using them since they flew twin otters to the old Warri airfield. Sad day but the writing has been on the wall for a while
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 11:26
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Aero are the company that stole $90m from CHC right?
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