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East Anglian Air Ambulance temporarily grounded/Longmint status

Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:00
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Also heard a rumour that Fast at Thruxton might be on the decline or rather pushed by BBC
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:03
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Confirmed posts 527/528 as i hear, too. Probably best, now we can get on with GAMA in control? - VFR
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:07
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On another aviation website ..... I think it intimates the auditing company have resigned from the job !
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Old 26th Oct 2011, 15:57
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I have been a customer at Fast Helicopters since 1999, and was informed by them last week that the operation is to close at Thruxton on the 11th November. Very sad but not surprising as it has been in steady decline for the last two years. It was once a thriving company.
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Old 27th Oct 2011, 16:03
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the operation is to close at Thruxton on the 11th November. Very sad but not surprising as it has been in steady decline for the last two years. It was once a thriving company
Very sad indeed, as it always is when once thriving companies flounder. However, though they might have been perceived to be in decline the two year point - coincidentaly - is about the time a number of other, "once thriving companies" - in the same group - started to falter. Let me see.........round about the time BBC started fidling with them.

Hmmmm....can't be many aviation orientated companies left in the group now.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 11:07
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Found the first ad for G-RESC here.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 11:38
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What's happening to Fast at Shoreham?

And... does anyone know what's happening at Alan Mann? Are they stil going?

Where did all the money go??
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 14:40
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What's happening to Fast at Shoreham?
Dunno.
And... does anyone know what's happening at Alan Mann? Are they stil going?
Which one? I think you will have to be a bit more specific.
ALAN MANN LIMITED Dissolved
ALAN MANN AVIATION GROUP LIMITED
ALAN MANN HELICOPTERS LIMITED
MANN AVIATION GROUP (ENGINEERING) LIMITED [GAMA]
MANN AVIATION LIMITED

If you read earlier posts then there is an answer for you.

Where did all the money go??
Your guess is as good as anyone's but perhaps LMA made loans to other non group companies [they have a lot] that have not yet been repaid. I'm sure we will find out eventually.

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Old 29th Oct 2011, 14:56
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Err, I mean Alan Mann - the charter/training side of things.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 17:44
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Err, I mean Alan Mann - the charter/training side of things.
Though I cannot find any formal notice regarding that entity the following has been published and since Longmint Aviation are the parent of AM and the fact that Fast at Thruxton are in demise soon to disappear, it seems to me that BBC are indeed on the down slope rapidly. Even the relevant web site for AM has been pulled deliberately and references on Fasts site removed.

Date: 24 October 2011 Publication Date: Monday, 24 October 2011
Notice Code: 2452
Winding-Up Orders
LONGMINT AVIATION LIMITED
(Company Number 3169347)
Address of Registered Office: HANGAR 4, SHOREHAM AIRPORT, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, WEST SUSSEX, BN43 5FF .


In the High Court Of Justice No 005021 of 2011
Date of Filing Petition: 9 June 2011.
Date of Winding-up Order: 10 October 2011.





Official Receiver: R Peck 69 Middle Street, BRIGHTON, BN1 1BE, telephone: 01273 861300, email: [email protected]

Liquidator10 October 2011.


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I'd suggest to you that it would be wise to give all with any connection to the group a wide berth.

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Old 29th Oct 2011, 19:51
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Alan Mann Helicopters

Alan Mann Helicopters at Fairoaks has closed. The staff have all gone and the offices emptied. Very sad.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 21:13
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Longmint aviation have gone into receivership. Tenants trading from Fast's building in Shoreham were given a memo last week asking them to continue paying rent to Fast based on the claim that Fast have a 'secure tenancy' on the building.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 22:23
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Can someone explain to me why Longmint bought TAMS, Stirling, Alan Mann and Fast? Was it to asset strip them and let them fold? Did Longmint actually make any money from these companies?
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 22:48
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Far be it for me to make judgments, but I would advise you to look at the director's business record and draw your own conclusions. Nice Aston Martin too.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 22:50
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Other schools at Goodwood & Redhill should see there student numbers increase, as who would want to spend money with an organisation as poorly operated as this rabble.................
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 23:09
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who would want to spend money with an organisation as poorly operated as this rabble.................
For the record, there is a difference between the staff working day in, day out at Fast & the ultimate owners of the enterprise.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 23:40
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Was it to asset strip them and let them fold?
One struggles to believe that it was just incomptency

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Old 30th Oct 2011, 10:09
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Was it to asset strip them and let them fold?
Given their past history [as already mentioned] and the apparent lack of management ability [with a clear attitude of disdain for such matters] I'd agree with Whirls. However, I do not think that they intended for matters to unravel in precisely the way that they have.

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Old 5th Dec 2011, 20:16
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Liquidator agrees sale of Sterling helicopter hangar - Business - Eastern Daily Press

Well that's the end of that then. Sterling were worth nothing once Gerry left and Longmint got their snouts in the trough.
Lets hope that all the good guys and gals can, or have got back up on their feet (there are a few who dont deserve the time of day).
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Old 7th Dec 2011, 01:08
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Yes Bond's have the hangar, a 7 year contract and Gerry is still there with the Air Ambulance.

A good result all around I think you'll agree.

Stability has returned with the asset strippers out of sight.
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