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Old 4th Feb 2021, 00:03
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Very Sad Indeed.

Thanks for the update.
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 21:59
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Are Bristow well in Eket? Rumours are that things are not well.
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 22:53
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Are Bristow well in Eket? Rumours are that things are not well.
lots of rumours. Seems like more to emerge very soon.
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 04:53
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Originally Posted by 212man View Post
lots of rumours. Seems like more to emerge very soon.
Are you aware of any sharing there ? I heard OAS have their finger in the Eket pie ?

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Old 1st Apr 2021, 20:24
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Originally Posted by Nigerian Expat Outlaw View Post
Are you aware of any sharing there ? I heard OAS have their finger in the Eket pie ?

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I believe that the plan called for the Exxon contract to be split between Bristow and OAS/ADA.
In other news, the AGIP contract may also be changing hands
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 23:00
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I just completed 76D initial with two pilots from Caverton. They said they’re going to AGIP base to fly that contract.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 07:19
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BHNL never managed to get the AGIP contract. They've been operating on various work orders for years. It was a right b**lache, trying to get hold of people in the Management block at AGIP Base for signatures, then couriering them to Lagos for processing every 90 days or so.

This leaves them with half a contract in Eket and a huge inverted triangle of management/admin to pay. It was bloated when they dominated in Nigeria, must be like the House of Lords now !

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Old 5th Apr 2021, 15:14
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What’s does BHNL have left in Nigeria these days?
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 15:22
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Whatís does BHNL have left in Nigeria these days?
very little in the way of contracts, but still lots of airframes it seems.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 12:55
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Originally Posted by 212man View Post
very little in the way of contracts, but still lots of airframes it seems.
Why are they keeping a/c there doing nothing.? They must be losing a fortune.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 18:04
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Why are they keeping a/c there doing nothing.? They must be losing a fortune.
It's probably cheaper keeping them there and having them lose money compared to the amount that would have to be paid in order to obtain the paperwork required to get them out of the country.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 20:33
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It's probably cheaper keeping them there and having them lose money compared to the amount that would have to be paid in order to obtain the paperwork required to get them out of the country.
There's always the Iran option!!!
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 09:30
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There's always the Iran option!!!
There's one thing that would put a stop to that:
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 09:43
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It's probably cheaper keeping them there and having them lose money compared to the amount that would have to be paid in order to obtain the paperwork required to get them out of the country.
Definitely, added to the fact that Bristow has quite a few spare aircraft around the world right now.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 17:08
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Definitely, added to the fact that Bristow has quite a few spare aircraft around the world right now.
Did they take the redundant aircraft out of Oz ? GOM and Alaska along with the UK SAR contract (which is out to tender soon I think), are all that's left of what was a truly global entity.

It's only taken 10 years to destroy a company established in 1955. Such a shame.

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Old 11th Apr 2021, 17:32
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Did they take the redundant aircraft out of Oz ? GOM and Alaska along with the UK SAR contract (which is out to tender soon I think), are all that's left of what was a truly global entity.

It's only taken 10 years to destroy a company established in 1955. Such a shame.

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Not sure itís that dire. Lots going on in Caribbean and South America I think.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 02:12
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Did they take the redundant aircraft out of Oz ?
Slight thread drift but the last 139 finishes its contract this week and both AW139s will likely be shipped out back to Mama. Even if Bristow keeps the entity alive, there will be no helicopters remaining in Oz, just Airnorth.
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