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Old 25th Jul 2009, 08:27
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Could the new machine at Eurocopter be for this, HEOI, (Helicopter Offshore Ireland), just a thought.....
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 10:12
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I well remember when the Bell 212 operated those rigs and some days it did multiple trips to the kinsale oilfield which I understand may only lie 40 miles offshore, but I think an ec135 will be doing multiple flights where a medium size chopper would halve the flight time. So its a chc EC135 then? I wonder if its going to be a new build.
Which medium sized helicopter is twice as fast as an EC135??????
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 10:51
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Which medium sized helicopter is twice as fast as an EC135??????

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Old 25th Jul 2009, 14:00
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Which medium sized helicopter is twice as fast as an EC135??????
I think the point was that a medium sized helicopter can often do in one trip what the EC135 will take in two trips.
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 16:17
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Aahh, the American grasp on humour still as active as ever!!
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 16:59
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If Bond decides to use an EC135 it won't be because it's more expensive is it!? It's a numbers game and Bond is very good at that.
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 19:35
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So have Bond - or anybody else for that matter - actually made a verifiable announcement?
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Old 28th Jul 2009, 14:09
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no announcement

Still no announcements yet!!

perhaps they are waiting to see if the big CHC machine goes on strike, yeah like that will ever happen.

Somebody must have heard by now!
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Old 28th Jul 2009, 14:16
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Decision delayed again apparantly!
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Old 3rd Aug 2009, 18:08
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Maybe >Official< but do BOND have the goods to supply a service ??
From the rumours around they have no N3's to do anything
Same old, same old,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 3rd Aug 2009, 19:19
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Also, I understand Bond kick off in Cork from 1st Jan 2010 with an EC 135, two pilot IFR operation.
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Old 3rd Aug 2009, 19:55
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nightjar,

Bond have three/four 365N3s on order. Rumour has it that another Aberdeen operator will be fitting the TCAS systems into the aircraft for Bond in the near future.

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Old 3rd Aug 2009, 20:09
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Speaking with someone in CHC last week and confirms what
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Old 4th Aug 2009, 06:43
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Bond do not have the goods!!
They have approached CHC to continue using the N2 on the Leman platform until June/July next year and are trying to lease the two CHC N3s in Canada to put into BPL. Short term until they get theirs from EC!
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Old 4th Aug 2009, 07:48
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This all seams very strange to me that Bond have to go to Chc to supply Heli's,
Does it then make sense to approach Chc about leasing the 365 that is already in place at Cork ?
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Old 4th Aug 2009, 08:49
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It is what used to be G-BKXD and is very close to a 'G' check! Very expensive and takes some time! Given the performance of the Ns single engine with the new rules coming in I would be surprised if the 'G' check gets done.
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Old 4th Aug 2009, 11:19
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With N3's only on order can you explain what you mean by >>near future<<
Is there any date set as and when the first 365n3 will be delivered?
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Old 4th Aug 2009, 18:49
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Nightjar,

No idea of timings - just something I heard last week from a very reliable source. If I find out when, I'll let you know.

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Old 5th Aug 2009, 07:30
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The full story is apparently in today's Spankers' Gazette www.ebuybus.com if anyone is interested....Contract details ,aircraft delivery dates,the lot
Unfortunately at 200.00 a year I can't afford the subscription !
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 10:10
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The crew's from both of these bases ? Does TUPE apply ?
And if so has it been put in place ?
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