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Old 21st Oct 2020, 04:01
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Bristow out of Australia?

The scuttle-but is that Bristow Australia have lost their last contract and have been served 90 day notice by the client.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:22
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hahahahaha , whats the purple circle going to do now.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 08:06
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Hopefully that sees the end of that pox on aviation that is the HR manager...
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 08:13
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hahahahaha , whats the purple circle going to do now.
Don't understand that pilots can take pleasure out of others losing their job or am I reading this wrong?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 09:03
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Don't understand that pilots can take pleasure out of others losing their job or am I reading this wrong?
Not sure, but I think itís a reference to the management that dragged Bristow down.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 09:20
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Don't understand that pilots can take pleasure out of others losing their job or am I reading this wrong?
You may find that some of those that are left, are held in some part responsible for the loss of some 130 other jobs over the last few years. Hence the less than sympathetic tone.

Terrible shame for what was the best company in Oz by any measure.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 09:50
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The portend for other “top heavy”, poorly managed companies, who seem to have lost sight, of “Aviation”?

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 10:16
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Don't understand that pilots can take pleasure out of others losing their job or am I reading this wrong?
Correct , nothing but sympathy for the pilots .
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 11:32
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Correct , nothing but sympathy for the pilots .
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You may find that some of those that are left, are held in some part responsible for the loss of some 130 other jobs over the last few years. Hence the less than sympathetic tone.

Terrible shame for what was the best company in Oz by any measure.
As RunScv said.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 12:25
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 14:22
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Agreed. It was one of the best companies for pilots, Perth admin staff, and engineers. All of the tours were exciting by one way or another!

The background management needed to get out and see the real situation deteriorating in the last few years. They thought they would win contracts by merely sending emails. It's a shame they didn't try harder.

If true that they're out of Oz, then it's terrible news for the few remaining staff. I think it's only in VIC too.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 04:01
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Five years ago, had someone said that Bristow Australia would be out of the offshore helicopter business, one would have thought you were nuts! However, the slow decline started quite a few years ago and it was an obvious start to the downhill slide that commenced in earnest with the loss of the Chevron contract on Barrow Island that had previously been held for a very long time. Sadly, the slide never abated.

At the end of the day, everyone has their theories as to why the company slowly became irrelevant in the local oil and gas industry. Regardless, it is a sad outcome for many front line staff (pilots, engineers, ramp and ops staff etc). There is no one celebrating the apparent 'local' loss of a once mighty, formidable and envied company. Some will be hopeful that a certain unfortunate individual may finally be shown the door after inflicting so much carnage to all and sundry over a protracted period of time. People can but live in hope...

The Fair Work Commission staff can also finally take some holidays now after being inundated for so long over the last few years. There may also be some head office staff thinking how profitable the company will be now that all those 'greedy, highly paid pilots and engineers' are gone. Definitely a progressive, contemporary mantra to degrade professionals in relation to their earnings.

Perhaps now, the new head office abroad may finally take a good, long and hard look at the staff in position of authority and make the necessary changes required if there is to be any return to the market in Australia. The next question is how long Air North remains owned by Bristow?

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 07:27
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I think the reality is that BRS et al who are exiting markets all over the place are leaving because they cannot make sufficient money in them to justify trying to carry on. While some offshore players are still acting irrationally and pricing low (see recent Brazil reverse auction for some great examples), those that have the option to lose less money by shutting down will, and should, do so. Run the management down as much as you like but there is a story behind this and very few people get into the management jobs they have wanting to be terrible.
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 22:42
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Babcock to move in?
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Old 13th Nov 2020, 02:35
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Babcock to move in?
And lose money like it does on every contract it has taken from Bristow over the last few years.
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Old 13th Nov 2020, 03:03
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And lose money like it does on every contract it has taken from Bristow over the last few years.
I donít work there, nor do I have access to their books, but they seem to be the preferred operator for my Aussie colleagues to go to.
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Old 13th Nov 2020, 04:09
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And lose money like it does on every contract it has taken from Bristow over the last few years.
...and others. It has been a race to the bottom for the past 10 years.
BTW, I thought Babcock were getting out of the offshore market after stomping it into the dirt?
https://tinyurl.com/y663fad3. June 2020.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 11:24
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Pretty sure PHI/HNZ have accelerated that race to the bottom with their contract in Broome industry insider....
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 06:33
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Pretty sure PHI/HNZ have accelerated that race to the bottom with their contract in Broome industry insider....
i don't know about that green grass, i was a bit involved with the start of that contract in broome and it wasn't money that brought in phi it was a capacity issue with brs.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 13:11
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So how many contracts / people have BRS now.
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