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Old 12th Jan 2015, 20:40
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CHC Scotia registrations

I note that CHC Scotia went through a phase registering new additions to their fleet with what I believe initials or names of company staff ?


Is there anyone who can shed some light on this subject and what they mean ?


G-CLAR EC225LP
G-CMJK EC225LP
G-EUDO AW.139
G-FTOM AW.139
G-HALI EC225LP
G-ITAV EC225LP
G-JEZA AW.139
G-JSKN EC225LP
G-JENZ EC225LP
G-LCAS EC225LP
G-LLOV AW.139
G-LOWC AW.139
G-MGAR AW.139
G-NNCY EC225LP
G-PNEO EC225LP
G-YRKE EC225LP


any help in uncovering the mysterious names would be a great help to match up to the photos I have of most of them.


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Old 12th Jan 2015, 21:46
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G-EUDO, Mr C Eudo-Mitchell.
G-LOWC, Mr C Lowe
G-MGAR, Mr M Garrington
G-HALI, Mr A Henderson

There are others in the C registered aircraft as well

C-GSBN, Mr B Nesbitt
C-GSBA, Mr B Arsenault

Many of those G reg have become C reg machines, or VP reg machines.

Some of the very first CHC 139's were registered with the initials of the daughters of the employee who signed for them at the factory.
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 13:40
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I'm not sure posting individuals names without their consent or knowledge is an appropriate thing to do.

The basic premise of the registrations has been covered adequately in this thread.
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 19:41
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CHC Registrations

Thanks Noooby for the info


Shame that there's always someone in life with a negative view.


I was led to believe some of the registrations were to honour staff at the company for various reasons. So whats the point if nobody knows who they are and cant give the recognition ?


There are many names given out in the rotorheads threads particularly the old Nostalgia thread and I doubt each poster contacted the named person for permission first.


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Old 14th Jan 2015, 06:14
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I know some of the gentlemen and they have been with CHC for a good number of years and given sterling service to the Company, so I am sure they won't object to being "outed" as respected and appreciated employees.
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 21:13
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Me too. I know all of the above personally and they would all be fine with me giving out their surnames. Not like I've given out bank account details or anything Or (even worse) their PPRuNe handles! LOL

For interest, Era do the same thing. Their N numbers always end with two letters and they are the initials of an employee. That employee is given a model of the subject aircraft, which I think is a nice touch.
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I could shed all the light ..... but I'll refrain from posting any other names publicly for now.

The UK registrations quoted in the initial post are indeed based on names of individual employees. Of the list, only one has any significance in terms of marking an occasion, the others were just who happened to be in the office the day the form was filled out or what combination of letters were still available from the CAA

Others have done it ....... the story about someone's daughter's initials are true, although it was for Dutch aircraft.
Someone at Bristow is equally clever, because there's a load of folk still not twigged the significance of G-XCII or G-ZZSA
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 13:09
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I could shed all the light ..... but I'll refrain from posting any other names publicly for now.

The UK registrations quoted in the initial post are indeed based on names of individual employees. Of the list, only one has any significance in terms of marking an occasion, the others were just who happened to be in the office the day the form was filled out or what combination of letters were still available from the CAA

Others have done it ....... the story about someone's daughter's initials are true, although it was for Dutch aircraft.
Someone at Bristow is equally clever, because there's a load of folk still not twigged the significance of G-XCII or G-ZZSA
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Someone at Bristow is equally clever, because there's a load of folk still not twigged the significance of G-XCII or G-ZZSA
Is that on an S-92?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 13:36
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Every out of sequence registration cost an extra 300 over the price of a standard reg.


Not bad for "just who happened to be in the office the day the form was filled out".

I hope there was more to it than that. If not somebody should be asking questions about waste of money. I bet some of them lasted little more than the ferry flight before they were re-registered..
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 13:52
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What a sad level of pettiness, deiseldo. I'm surprised you even noticed the thread. I'd have thought you'd be out at dawn, queuing up for the latest edition of the Big Issue.

If even only for a day, surely it is worth the few dollars/pounds to recognise an employee's efforts. Some of the names I see here are very long term, hard working people.

You do realise we are talking about $20mil plus airframes?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 14:25
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Originally Posted by 20070801 View Post
G-ZZSA
And doesn't ZZS bear a slight resemblance to 225?


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Old 15th Jan 2015, 15:15
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Has there ever been a G-SPOT ? Or have we all been hunting in vain?
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Although you'll do well to find it (as always...):

Status De-registered 16/01/1989
Reason Destroyed
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 18:14
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Hi 20070801


I have sent you a private mail.


Its interesting just how many other oil/offshore related helicopters have used special registrations... I have photos of most of them and will dig them out at weekend and add some to this thread with explanantions to the many registrations.

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Old 16th Jan 2015, 14:40
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I also believe those custom regs were used when the aircraft wasn't meant to be on that reg for long.

Example: If I remember well, G-CLAR and G-NNCY got those British regs out of the factory and were straight away ferried to Brazil (I think) where they must have been re-registered to something else.
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 19:03
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 19:53
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I also believe those custom regs were used when the aircraft wasn't meant to be on that reg for long.
That's correct.

I wonder if Paul K is happy, nah probably not!
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 21:11
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Not entirely correct.

NNCY operated in Aberdeen for a while. Then was shipped to Australia.
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