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Old 1st Mar 2017, 22:08
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CHCHELI. Not much of a rebrand?. Time will tell if their new strap line "Reach Beyond" means anything or whether it's more of the same CHC "Reach Around"
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 23:48
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the hummingbird is leaning forward a bit more
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 07:53
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The reference to Okanagan is interesting.....
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 09:13
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Transmogrification

once upon a time the humming bird faced west ....then a likeable rogue of a magician changed it into a speed bird and turned it east...now it faces southeast (sort of towards Dallas I guess , or at least moving in that direction) Hope the current magician can perform wonders. Not for the glory of the great and mighty dollar which must be there , irrespective.... but for all the guys and gals at the coal face who have all made it what it is today from the era of Okanagan thru various transmogrifications , not forgetting the many major contributors (HS , Lloyd , Schreiner , Court , TAS , BAH etc etc)
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 20:37
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Don´t forget Sealand Helicopters, Toronto Helicopters and Viking helicopters that in 1987 Craig Dobbin merged them all with Okanagan Helicopters that created CHC Helicopters
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 22:27
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Your teary eyed sentimentality is blurring your perception. There is no trace of Okanagan in the current CHC. HS is still HS, Schreiner in DH still Schreiner. CHC is an EASA standard company with no connection to the original Canadian roots, ethic, regulatory flexibility and competence. The closest to the old Okanagan would now be HNZ. Pass the tissues.
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 22:46
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Well said Malabo! You know the score. Ive been with the FAMILIA since mid 90's.

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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 23:23
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My first flight in a helicopter was in 1971 -- a spanking new 206 in Penticton. It was a typically clear blue Okanagan summer day. The pilot was Bud Tillotson. Some things we do play a crucial part in our lives, our memories, our future actions. Some things we do, though we had no inkling at the time, become part of our soul.
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 00:54
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Don´t forget Sealand Helicopters, Toronto Helicopters and Viking helicopters that in 1987 Craig Dobbin merged them all with Okanagan Helicopters that created CHC Helicopters
But it seems Karl has.....
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 09:43
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Outwest: Yes I noticed Karl is focusing on the Okanagan past , even up to the point our new email address signatures are in Okanagan orange. That's ok for me since I was with Okanagan when CHC was formed.
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 12:07
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I understand the new paint scheme will also have orange in it......Yes, I too was an OK hire
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 17:48
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Maybe the reason Karl is focusing on Okanagan's past is because Okanagan was a large helicopter company that was purchased by a smaller one. I imagine in Karl's eyes selling a "big" company like CHC to a smaller company for a profit would be a dream come true.
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 20:07
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What a huge waste of money
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 20:16
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The tip of the hat to okee is nice. However, the American airline top heavy/ upside down triangle structure of CHC is their point of failure. The helicopter industry is not the fixed wing airline industry.
Don't want to sound negative, but just look at Karl's first move.........rebranding! They're not even out of ch11 yet (?).
The successful CEO will flip that triangle right side up, if time allows.
Just follow HNZ....a quiet CEO/ management, picking away...... getting contracts.

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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 20:49
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It only hurts as they apply the branding iron to your butt..I have about seven brands on mine. Always hated that term.
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Old 6th Mar 2017, 10:34
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Malabo.........loved the "Canadian roots, ethic, regulatory flexibility and competence" part! The days of showing up early, staying late and working together with professionals to get the job done unfortunately died the day First Reserve stepped in. The continuous sea of +/- 500' ex-military IFR superstars from south of the border quickly diluted the talent pool...........and like a malignant tumour "What can I do to help?" was quickly replaced with "It's not my problem" and "Has the bus left yet?" I pulled the pin there many years ago and it's been tough to watch a pedestal company get run into the ground from mismanagement and poor hiring practices. I'm sure I'll retire one day and look back on those two decades with the old CHC as the best years in my career.
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Old 6th Mar 2017, 10:35
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Originally Posted by grizzled View Post
My first flight in a helicopter was in 1971 -- a spanking new 206 in Penticton. It was a typically clear blue Okanagan summer day. The pilot was Bud Tillotson. Some things we do play a crucial part in our lives, our memories, our future actions. Some things we do, though we had no inkling at the time, become part of our soul.
Beautiful post.........
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 18:21
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Grasping at strings

I agree with all the latest comments.
The attempted return to Okanagan's colours, after decimating nearly every one of the original crews that built OK is an attempt by the new CHC management to claim to know its history. You simply can't compare what OK was with what this aptly named "American airline top heavy/ upside down triangle structure" is. I tend to think that the new orange colour is simply the new "money bleeding" red moving forward, with a bit of rust thrown in, because it's been going on for so long. If and when the Fifth Circuit court allows this charade to start again how long will it last using "other people's money". To sum it up, to try and pretend that the old OK brand is still around is an insult to those that worked there for so many years.
First Reserve really did put the finishing touch, literally, to what was once a fine company. Remember that this all started before the price of oil took a nose dive. I think starving rats in a small cage treat each other better than what is going on right now, based on what I hear. This doesn't usually make for positive results either in the short term or long term. The correct logo right now is with the bird on its back looking up.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 19:03
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IRVING, TX, March 5, 2017 – CHC Group (the "Company" or "CHC") today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) and signed a confirmation order to that effect. The Company expects to complete its financial restructuring process and emerge from Chapter 11 in the next few weeks, after the conditions of the Plan are satisfied.

Under the terms of the Plan, a comprehensive recapitalization of CHC will be completed that will provide $300 million in new capital from certain of the Company's existing creditors, as well as terms for restructured aircraft leases and the option for additional asset based financing commitments of $150 million from The Milestone Aviation Group Limited and its affiliates. In addition, under the Plan, CHC’s liabilities will be reduced and its debt restructured.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 13:45
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I see that plan included being a Gold level sponsor at HAI2017
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