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Old 14th Jan 2017, 08:58
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Anyone has news about Inaer in Congo, it seems they are doing not very well and people working there starts to leave, any comment?
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 16:32
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Yes I've a friend engineer and he leaves but I do not have all the details,
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Old 15th Jan 2017, 15:52
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My experience with Inaer Italy (generically, not Congo focused) is that they do things on the fly, are poorly organised and the pay is not enough to make up for it. Thus what looks like a good job in this market is highly likely to be not what was promised @ interview and many people would rather get some hours in and then leave than stick around.

By way of example, a friend of mine (who was there) said when they arrived to take the CHC work for ENi in Moz about 18 months ago, they didn't have any GSE or tooling for their 139s, they turned up with half the required number of crew, offered the CHC guys jobs (who turned them down) and offered CHC $15k for their office furniture, (they had none and no access to buy any locally - CHC gave it to the local orphanage). Their ac were also on different registrations which was the source of much mirth.
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Old 15th Jan 2017, 17:54
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Yes that's right, they took the contract from CHC but at a really low price and they push very low the tender when Bristow was pushing for this contract too.
In any case I am sure that something at low price at the end will be more expensive or shorting expenses for Pilots or Engineer as usual.....
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 09:43
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It's a terrible contract anyway. IIRC 5 years, no escalation and fixed fuel price! They started with 3 ac and went down to 1 within a year. bet they were happy they mobilised the ac by Antonov form Europe....... Babcock Corporate HQ must be banging their heads against the wall looking at their numbers.
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 17:34
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I am not sure Babcock is aware about many things they still fusioning.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 06:28
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Definitively this is a shame, at the end, the staff will be under pressure for this kind of contracts, cheap on the beginning expensive at the end.....
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 08:50
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AW4EVER, that may well be true but the important thing for people going to work there is looking for a track record of success. Inaer Italy figured out what the winning price would be, bid at that level and once they won said 'oh god how on earth do we do this for the price'. It doesn't breed confidence and it's not like they haven't done it elsewhere either. People who go and work there should do their research before accepting a job there and know they will get messed around.

But ENi love them so they'll stay afloat and with the BBK balance sheet it will be for a long time if foxmax is right about the level of oversight being applied by Corporate HQ.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 12:14
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You're definitively right, in fact it seems there will push for Gabon contract, and try to get out Total, I really hope it will not happen and again good companies as Bristow, Chc, or else re-back in Africa because, at least there are serious companies, in my opinion of course...
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Old 16th May 2017, 13:55
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Hi
I need to charter a helicopter in Pointe Noire in June. Does anybody have contact details for INEA please?
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Old 17th May 2017, 13:28
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Inaer is now part of Babcock, so try googling Babcock Mission Critical Services
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Calling the main Aberdeen switchboard and asking for the commercial department would probably get a pointer in the right direction.
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Old 17th May 2017, 15:10
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If you scroll to the bottom of the page there is an option to email the Italian Company directly

https://www.babcockinternational.com/Locations/UK_Europe/Babcock-MCS-Italia
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Old 18th May 2017, 07:57
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Air Walser used to be there. not sure if they still are. They had 412 in country.
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Old 18th May 2017, 08:54
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Originally Posted by tu154 View Post
Calling the main Aberdeen switchboard and asking for the commercial department would probably get a pointer in the right direction.
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You may well be over estimating them...
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 10:12
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I write this because I've been surprise to see italian colleagues work in congo!
I've been in Congo few times and saw and discuss with those guys working there in bad conditions (Tools, Hangar,ecc.) Apparently the workload is heavy and the employee are tired there, specially the technicians who are not enough.
They operates 2 helicopters.
All is well sumarise like said nowherespecial, I'll never want to work with Inaer italy at all (now I think it's babcock MCS) they not looking professional.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 09:19
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Fabi, sad to see this and that nothing has changed. I heard a rumour that BBK are thinking of exiting MCS offshore completely (ie selling the offshore business) recently. It seems someone in their HQ was watching after all.
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 06:21
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Ten years since I worked for Inaer and it sounds like nothing at all has changed. Very sad to read and hear that they are winning contracts.
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 06:38
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Fabi, sad to see this and that nothing has changed. I heard a rumour that BBK are thinking of exiting MCS offshore completely (ie selling the offshore business) recently. It seems someone in their HQ was watching after all.
But selling to who? They would never get back what they paid
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 07:37
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They never wanted the offshore work.


Babcock International purchased Avincis for the government and SAR work; it fitted with their core business of trousering as much of the defence budget as possible, and they were planning to expand/steal the SAR markets. Having failed to achieve that, I can't blame the parent for wanting to beat a swift repeat.


Added to that, I would guess that INAER may have changed the branding to Babcock, but is still very much INAER.... take that how you wish.
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