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Old 11th Sep 2020, 08:58
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TLC Helilift

Iím trying to communicate with TLC on a technical matter. The phone hasnít been answered for 2 days nor emails returned- anyone know anything please or perhaps have a direct contact for Tony?

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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 06:00
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To the person who volunteered assistance in a private message,

Thanks, I’ve tried to reply to you but your Inbox is full, the system says you need to delete some messages to allow mine in.

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Old 9th Oct 2020, 12:58
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We are also unable to contact TLC, any news on this?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 13:26
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Not good news unfortunately;

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3630626
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 15:03
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If you think they owe you money, contact the Liquidator without delay. As this is a Voluntary winding-up, the company has paid all of its creditors before being struck-off the register.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 20:02
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TLC have been struggling for a long time. The product has been available for two decades now and was set at a keen price point that competitors did not care to match. Unfortunately the machines were well made, robust and had a tendency to be forgiving of maintenance . They also only catered for skid equipped machines – the design for wheeled helicopters and fixed wing just never made it to market. In their heyday, the 1990s, skids were in but increasingly wheeled helicopters have grabbed a significant hold on the market.

All of the skid equipped emergency services helicopter operators and MROs in the UK have their robust and long living Heli-Lifts - and probably a spare in store.

Even TLC had its own cache of spare Heli-Lifts, they were ones that NPAS had no further call for as they massively downsized their bases. I am told that they were there at no charge and, if true, that was a commercial mistake. Every little helps.

So NPAS may have to find some space in a hangar near Doncaster....

A great pity, Tony was one of the best and its sad it came to this.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 21:03
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That's a shame. They made good kit.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 23:37
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That is really sad. TLC were undoubtedly the very best Heli - lifters and spotters that ever existed. Tony Hancock was inspirational as the designer. I am far too old and wrinkly now to have any influence on the future, but I doff my cap my cap to a great engineer and and a great company!
I guess that it was the trend towards downsizing in the Police market, combined with the increased number of Helicopters using retractable U/Cs rather than Skids.

TF

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Old 10th Oct 2020, 16:43
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Thatís a shame they are a very good machine anyone know of any used ones for sale ?
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 19:24
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I am sure that the receivers will be glad to assist!

TF
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 19:30
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Originally Posted by tigerfish View Post
I am sure that the receivers will be glad to assist!

TF
are there receivers for the company
Or has all that finished
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 08:23
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are there receivers for the company
Or has all that finished
Read the link above. There are contact details for the liquidators.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 09:45
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
Read the link above. There are contact details for the liquidators.
silly me I should have RTFQ
thanks steve
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 10:24
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Thatís a shame they are a very good machine anyone know of any used ones for sale ?
I will send you PM re used units
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 10:30
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
I will send you PM re used units

You have PM
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 12:27
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That is indeed very sad news, their kit is indeed fab and built strongly. Also if you needed it modified so that your skidded helicopter would fit on it due to special kit fitted to it they did do that and it worked very well. Great loss to the industry, IMHO.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 08:15
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TLC Handling LTD has re-launched as TLC Handling International LTD!!

just seems to be a debt clearance exercise!!!
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