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Bristow S76 Ditched in Nigeria today Feb 3 2016

Old 6th Mar 2016, 10:41
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Don't hold your breath. We'll never know the truth about what went on. If and when a report comes out it will be no doubt a decaf version with lots of Bristow propaganda of Target zero. The combination of Nigeria and Bristow is very murky and crooked. Ask anyone. But you'll have a very difficult time finding the truth about that too. After all, we're all threatened daily with the possibility of loosing our jobs (expats) and right now, getting another job somewhere else is very tricky. We're just pilots, not MDs.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 08:51
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Relieved and happy for all, safe flying
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 11:58
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Is the term 'whitewash' considered racist in Nigeria?
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 12:31
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One week(ish) from being grounded, all offshore operators told not to use Bristow's, a full and comprehensive audit?? on all aspects of the operation (Ops, maint, etc etc), report written by auditors, submitted to NCAA and NNPC for consideration and all back flying a few days later!

Yes, that is perfectly normal!!!
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 13:22
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The exchange of stuffed brown envelopes expedites these comprehensive audits enormously in this part of the world. Or was it the hat in hand admission that this was a human/CRM issue rather than mechanical?
Anyway, I'm glad everything is back to normal and the logic free zone will continue to expand
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 21:56
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So which organisation/audit consultancy firm did the assurance audit that got them flying again ?
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 22:08
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Did anyone else notice a couple of posts disappear just then?

Yes, yes, I know deletions happen for various reasons, but at my age I need reassurance that I wasn't imagining things.
News about resignations for example. Be careful, you could cause me to make a quite unnecessary doctor's appointment.

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Old 9th Mar 2016, 06:13
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If this whole episode becomes purely a Nigeria "thing" then unlikely anything to be learned that can be applied to the real world, in which case I'd rapidly lose any further interest. Leave them all to their own train wreck, not of my concern at all. I've done enough time in Nigeria to know my time there was enough.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 06:58
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Originally Posted by keithl
Did anyone else notice a couple of posts disappear just then?

Yes, yes, I know deletions happen for various reasons, but at my age I need reassurance that I wasn't imagining things.
News about resignations for example. Be careful, you could cause me to make a quite unnecessary doctor's appointment.
No.

The last deletion was on the 2nd March by a Rotorhead removing his own post commenting on an inappropriate remark by someone else, which was deleted after a report/complaint.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 08:34
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Originally Posted by keithl
Did anyone else notice a couple of posts disappear just then?

Yes, yes, I know deletions happen for various reasons, but at my age I need reassurance that I wasn't imagining things.
News about resignations for example. Be careful, you could cause me to make a quite unnecessary doctor's appointment.
No need for the doctor - I saw them as well.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 09:14
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Originally Posted by nbl
No need for the doctor - I saw them as well.
You'll need to be more specific then, because we have a full edit history of this thread and there are no deletions or edits (apart from keithl latest post) in the past seven days.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 09:15
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News about resignations for example
Is that not in the West Africa thread?
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 09:18
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Originally Posted by 212man
Is that not in the West Africa thread?
Which hasn't had a post edited for more than a month
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 09:54
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SP - They are in the whats new in west africa thread. Beats me?

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Old 9th Mar 2016, 09:58
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Originally Posted by nbl
SP - They are in the whats new in west africa thread.
They are: and nothing there has been deleted nor edited for over a month

This post is still there, but there seems a reluctance to accept it. The old censorship bogey?

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You are right.

The BHNL Dierctor has resigned. Currently replaced temporarily by Mike Imlach. The Pan African MD has also resigned I hear.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 10:33
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nbl and keithl,
There's no great mystery or conspiracy here. I contacted the site administrators about a post which I believed to be libellous and they apparently thought so too as it was removed. I contacted another poster about a reference he had made to the removed post, with individual names and he/she was kind enough to remove that post too.

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Brown envelopes in Nigeria are long gone for Bristow. This may well be what caused the action by NAPIMS. NAPIMS is a part of the disgraced NNPC which has long been mired in corruption as a result of which yesterday the government announced that it is being split into 7 operations units and 20 separate companies.

gulliBell,
Although no longer grounded, sadly not all the S76 fleet is back flying and there is a possibility some of them will not return to the contracts they were formerly on which would obviously lead to further redundancies.

peterperfect,
The fleet was allowed to fly by the NCAA after Bristow conducted checks and audits acceptable to them. The external audit is still in progress and is being conducted by the UK company AviateQ International whose details are available on their company website.

Unlike some of the naysayers on here, I for one wish Bristow every success in getting as many aircraft as possible back on contract.

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Old 9th Mar 2016, 10:48
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A rather innocuous stand down?

AIB issues preliminary report on Bristow helicopter?s crash | National Mirror
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 10:53
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I think the comment about BRS and envelopes is accurate to some extent but it does not disguise the fact that long standing BRS customers in Nigeria are writing tenders that they know only BRS can accommodate. Precisely where that falls under FCPA and other Anti Bribery legislation is unclear but it does smell a bit when operators write a tender they know only 1 party can respond to. Why would they do that? I doubt they'd get a good rate if only 1 party replies. Maybe there's something else at play?
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 11:17
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This is the photo which accompanies that report:



That should confuse the issue nicely!
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 12:22
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Yes, another example of those incompetent local crews flying serviceable aircraft into the water. Where are all those expats when you need them? Oh, wait......
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