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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 17:37
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Why

It will start as advertised

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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 17:51
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word on the street is still no AOC yet,
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Old 24th Dec 2009, 10:19
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ec135driver - good to hear that the 135 will be starting on 1 Jan - heard rumours that it has been having payload problems.

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Old 24th Dec 2009, 12:09
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Let me just add one here please. 68k is NOT comparable with the onshore salaries for captains. You are tens of thousands out there!! I have just been taken on by Bond, they have a set pay scale and I am receiving a substantial pay rise from my present post with a major UK onshore company. I am very happy with the terms and conditions offered, but I would crawl over broken glass for that 68k mentioned. My initial impressions are that BAS are well organised, pilot friendly (views of current pilots) and very competetive on T&Cs.
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Old 24th Dec 2009, 15:13
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Cork is running on the present BAS AOC I have been told.
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Old 24th Dec 2009, 15:37
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So, are the salaries really low because they will have to offset the cost of running an N3 in place of the proposed 135's? Rumours of only 155kg of available payload with the 135's out of Cork?? Surely an operator should be able to carry more than that? (nothing to do with the only suitable alternates/ diversion airfields and fuel requirements for same i'm sure)

Has someone got their figures wrong somewhere or is the rumour closer to the truth than Bond would like to admit?

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Old 24th Dec 2009, 16:23
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Anyone care to say what an offshore equipped 135T2+ weighs? I'd guess at about 2000kg.
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Old 24th Dec 2009, 20:38
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BAS AOC does not allow for Offshore work only windfarm stuff, also spot on with payload, must have been some big fibs on the tender form,
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Old 25th Dec 2009, 08:28
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Bond Cork

After speaking with one of the pilots last week he said The contract will be up and running with no problems and they also thought they would have payload issues but the aircraft has come in at just under 1940kgs so they can take 4 paxs with baggage ifr reserves, the client loves the new aircraft and pays way less than the current old aircraft. They may have to do two trips but that has all been agreed and the client is very happy. They have submitted the aoc manuals as they are going to get their own stand alone Irish aoc as they have a lot of contracts they are looking at so could be good news for pilots I personally hope so.
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Old 25th Dec 2009, 14:36
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I stand corrected. Cheers.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 08:44
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Ragman, out of interest, can you tell me what IFR alternate they are using and any chance of a breakdown on the weights for planning purposes?
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 08:59
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Are any of the CHC guys staying on?
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 11:33
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Hi Helimutt, All I was told was that they would be most likely be using Shannon as the alternate for IFR, I dont know the breakdown on the weights other than they were happy the aircraft came in at 1940kgs and all up weight is 2910kgs with 20 minute transit time to the rig at 30 nm from airport.

For Serf no chc guys joined they turned down the positions and are getting re located within chc.

Brialliant stuff your are semi correct actually as they are going to operate on bond offshore helicopters aoc untill the stand alone Irish aoc is issued
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 16:04
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Cheers.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 16:25
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2910-1940 = 970 kg's

Oh well then, the rumours were just that. Don't know where they got the figure of 155kg's from.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 17:41
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2910 Kgs - 1940 Kgs = 970 Kgs
20 mins transit time at 200 Kgs per hour = 70 Kgs
20 mins back = 70 kgs
Deck Fuel = 20 Kgs or so
Alternate Cork to Shannon 20/25 mins = 70/85 Kgs
Approach at Rig and at Shannon = 50 Kgs
2 Crew at Standard weights 85 Kgs =170 Kgs

970 Kgs - 465 Kgs = 505 Kgs Payload

Standard weights for Offshore worker 90 Kgs and we all know the average offshore worker weighs more than 90 Kgs

Class II enhanced? How much of a weight penalty will that incur.

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Old 27th Dec 2009, 09:19
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I take it that Cork is a small operation, with a couple of shuttles per day?
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 10:30
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Question Bond 135

I take we are referring to the new Bond 135T2+ G-CGHP ? can anybody advise if it will be operating on G-reg or will it have to change to Irish marks ?

some nice pics would be lovely too !
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 10:35
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Have to say that 300kg an hour would be around 100kg an hour more than any 135 I know
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 11:47
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NF Stable

Weights duly adjusted but even at 505 Kgs payload its still only four passangers plus baggage and that is before taking into acount any weight penalty there will if operating to class II enhanced performance standards.
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