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Old 3rd May 2020, 11:59
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Rumour network reminder

2015 CHC 'won' the Shell SNS contract by throwing AW139s at Shell at an unsustainable rate.
Shell laps them up. CHC fights TUPE obligations then settles 'out of court'
2016 CHC ceases to exist as a going concern and files for Chap 11.
2017 CHC emerges form Chap 11......with zero credibility and credit rating ;-)
2020 Shell SNS contract not awarded to CHC upon renewal.
TUPE n/a as contract endex.

"What goes around, comes around"
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Old 3rd May 2020, 15:40
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Originally Posted by industry insider View Post


CHC has its global operations support in Dallas.
Name one global operation with a contract that needs support. Turn out the lights.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 17:27
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Originally Posted by helicrazi View Post
If true, I'd put money on the yellow machines...
I don't know if this is pertinent to the CHC discussion, but 3 yellow/black 92s just started flying out of Mungalalu Truscott Airbase in Western Australia.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 17:37
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Originally Posted by wrench1 View Post
I don't know if this is pertinent to the CHC discussion, but 3 yellow/black 92s just started flying out of Mungalalu Truscott Airbase in Western Australia.
I loved operating out of Truscott
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Old 3rd May 2020, 19:34
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Heard the company operating the Black and Yellow 92’s stuffed up the corona isolation requirements in Broome and were kicked out.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 19:40
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I loved operating out of Truscott
You must be mad.!!!

I presume that that was a remark that mirrors my own feeling about operating out of a Godforsaken place in WA.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 20:27
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Originally Posted by JulieAndrews View Post
Rumour network reminder

2015 CHC 'won' the Shell SNS contract by throwing AW139s at Shell at an unsustainable rate.
Shell laps them up. CHC fights TUPE obligations then settles 'out of court'
2016 CHC ceases to exist as a going concern and files for Chap 11.
2017 CHC emerges form Chap 11......with zero credibility and credit rating ;-)
2020 Shell SNS contract not awarded to CHC upon renewal.
TUPE n/a as contract endex.

"What goes around, comes around"
Nice story, but a few things are worthy of comment.
1. "Unstustainable rate" - any basis for your comment. How would you know?
2. Your (perhaps subtle) implication that the mother ship entering Ch.11 was somehow connected to TUPE at NWI wouldn't stand up to any scrutiny.
3. Why would TUPE not apply now, if the contract has been awarded to another operator? Contract "endex" (whatever that officially means!) has nothing to do with whether TUPE applies or not.

You wouldn't have been caught up in the 2015 contract loss by any chance? Still feeling bitter? Shame!

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Old 3rd May 2020, 22:25
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APate - isn’t it interesting how things are ‘read’ differently dependent upon individual mindset?
I took Julie’s summary to suggest that CHC were ‘winning’ contracts using unrealistic rates - this is nothing new -hence the phrase a ‘Loss Leader’. I then surmised that this practice might have been too widely used, leading to Chapter 11 Protection.
On a personal level - I saw how CHC managed the process and probably spent more on legal fees than they would have had to pay out if they accepted their responsibilities in the first place.
From my subsequent in-depth reading of UK Employment Law at the time - there is little chance of TUPE applying if a contract has run its course, ie ended, expired or ‘endex’. There is a greater chance if the contract changed provider part way through.
Mute point as I discovered that the protection that TUPE is meant to offer is only relevant if you are willing to fight your corner or if it’s suits the bean counters.
Please do not embarrass yourself further by suggesting that CHC behaved in anyway decently in the process.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 23:09
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airsail:

Heard the company operating the Black and Yellow 92’s stuffed up the corona isolation requirements in Broome and were kicked out.
Not true, it is a client requirement to move to Truscott. The client likes to conduct its business away from any publicity, Truscott to the facilities is less flying time than from Broome and the client has had enough of the expensive charges levied by BIA.

The client is running a very lightly loaded Airnorth ERJ 170 between YPPH, YTST and YPDN.

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Old 4th May 2020, 00:18
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
You must be mad.!!!

I presume that that was a remark that mirrors my own feeling about operating out of a Godforsaken place in WA.
No, actually I really did. Barrow Island on the other hand, what a dump!
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Old 4th May 2020, 01:55
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Originally Posted by Evil Twin View Post
No, actually I really did. Barrow Island on the other hand, what a dump!
Truscott is a great base, oh the middle fridge!. Barrow's also great these days, one of the best bases out there, heaps to do after work and 3 cooked meals a day, cable TV, beers , sports, fishing like TST, give me that any day, although some people just weren’t cut out for it.

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