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Old 19th Mar 2021, 13:34
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In the light of news of the shifting industry landscape in recent days, there is an interesting question added to the industry Q&A record on the MCA site.

"7.1. If we name a subcontractor in the SQ, are we obligated to use them?"
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 16:39
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Single-pilot SAR? Excellent, we are back to the Wessex days
Better than that, get rid of one of the rear crew and get a sproule net and you are back to Dragonfly days...but saving loads of dosh
My three pennnies worth, as an interested outsider now.
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 22:53
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Man it all with well meaning amateurs in R22s and we could have a Dad's Army SAR Force
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 10:15
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Rumor has it that the short list is out... Who got in?
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 06:17
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Originally Posted by rrekn View Post
Rumor has it that the short list is out... Who got in?
Interesting any link?
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 17:53
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Bristow
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and ?? Maybe Draken Airbus or Heli Ops with a bigger backer.

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Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:56
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Just been told on the 'QT', by a bloke in the pub (socially distanced) that a new company formed by Wiking Helicopters and BelAir have won it. The decision was based on their extensive knowledge of the sector and reputation for delivering on time.......................................
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 14:09
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Based on the plan for notification and the period of the delay at the start of the year, notification of the selection decision to candidates might be tomorrow(-ish).

No updates on the webpage.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 07:24
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Official word is out...

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...2g-june-update

Who is Serco?
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 09:07
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Who is Serco?
https://www.serco.com

A cynic might claim that they are a company designed to siphon off public funds via government contracts.


BTW, EEA Helicopters Operations B.V. = CHC
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 09:24
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https://www.serco.com

A cynic might claim that they are a company designed to siphon off public funds via government contracts.


BTW, EEA Helicopters Operations B.V. = CHC
So is SERCO going a lone or partnered? Is AIRBUS with Draken?
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 09:36
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So is SERCO going a lone or partnered?
I can only imagine that they have got an aviation partner, at least. But there aren't any press releases or likewise elsewhere on the internet. Maybe this is where Babcock comes in?


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Is AIRBUS with Draken?
Yep. Draken were previous Cobham Aviation Services.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 11:00
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Originally Posted by rrekn View Post
Official word is out...

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...2g-june-update

Who is Serco?
In spite of vast temptation for cynicism it should be recognised that Serco have been doing rotary aviation stuff since they were created out of RCA Service Division UK in the late 80s.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 19:26
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Sercoff air partner

Rumour has it it is BIH with their ready-made UK SAR AOC
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 21:43
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Originally Posted by EESDL View Post
Rumour has it it is BIH with their ready-made UK SAR AOC
If so, I hope whoever is making the decisions on awarding contracts looks closely at the levels of service/reliability that they currently achieve on their one SAR contract!
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 09:12
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Originally Posted by EESDL View Post
Rumour has it it is BIH with their ready-made UK SAR AOC
Top of my very short suspect list.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 07:17
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If so, I hope whoever is making the decisions on awarding contracts looks closely at the levels of service/reliability that they currently achieve on their one SAR contract!
They seem to have a high turnover of personnel
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 07:43
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Originally Posted by Medevac999 View Post
They seem to have a high turnover of personnel
Yes. Engineers and pilots. And a lot of days with 0/2 serviceable.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 09:05
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Originally Posted by Aurora Australis View Post
Yes. Engineers and pilots. And a lot of days with 0/2 serviceable.
Obviously this is a rumour network but if the posts are true then good luck to SERCO!
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