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Bond Helicopters name returns in new Southern North Sea contract

Old 25th Oct 2022, 21:07
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Lot of work going into clearing out the old Bristow hangar at Humberside.
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Old 30th Oct 2022, 19:36
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Could this also explain why North Denes is being cleaned up??
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Old 31st Oct 2022, 16:01
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Further details now online

AW139's in red livery with the bond name... like the old days
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Old 31st Oct 2022, 22:15
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Could this also explain why North Denes is being cleaned up??
Bond/Gama have confirmed Norwich, so not linked to them. When it closed in early 2015, North Denes was a CHC base
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Further details now online

AW139's in red livery with the bond name... like the old days
and the Bond logo in the same typeface as Gama's logo, like this

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Old 1st Nov 2022, 01:18
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Is this new venture the result of CHC being forced to sell Babcock North Sea unit which, if I've got my history right, was formerly known as Bond Offshore?
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Does the existing helicopter terminal/facilities utilised at Norwich belong to/leased by Perenco or the helicopter operator ?

Didn't that used to be the case a few years back
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The passenger terminal is Perenco's The Hangarage is Bristow owned / leased.
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 03:34
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Offshore Contract Renewals

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Ho Hum, this is not good news. Another operator to suppress operators already on their ar*@&. Sad for the guys and gals whom bend over backwards daily to supply a first class service to these ungrateful, greedy customers. Why oh why do people give so much when time and time again it's been proven the clients you serve don't give two sh*@5 about you?

Bad day for the North Sea
It just goes on and on the same way. TUPE is avoided by some clever wangle or other. The keen young pilots bust a gut to give the best service they can, which is firstly professional pride of course, but they also think that the O&G company will be impressed at contract renewal time. They soon realise that they are just bums on seats and that all the duty changes and wangles they made were in vain when another company undercuts them and 'wins' the contract, sometimes even before renewal date.

KLM won Shell from BAH/BIH then Bristow bid for the whole of the North Sea and won before the renewal date. KLM had given Shell a superb service but it meant nothing. It was then as disorganised as Napoleon's retreat from Moscow and gave us a lot of laughs at Shell's expense when things went wrong. Bristow eventually got the contract organised and running well but then lost to Dancopter. Sorry to hear that Bristow is shutting up shop at Norwich and good luck in finding new positions everyone.
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Well at least it's a new operator with the current helicopter type that's operated , none of this "different type" ......that can be used to rule out or avoid TUPE , and attempt to keep staffing costs down and impact chances of transfer for existing " old guard "

Good luck to those concerned , hopefully a smooth transfer or that a genuine recruitment process is adopted. It is obvious that personnel with years of continual service , experience and dedication seem to account for zilch when it comes to these contract renewals these days , the Oil and Gas Companies only relating to the bottom line price as bid ....... the helicopter operator probably having to "sharp pencil" to make it work...... especially on some short term contract awards.

Still nice to see Bond back though
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Well at least it's a new operator with the current helicopter type that's operated , none of this "different type" ......that can be used to rule out or avoid TUPE , and attempt to keep staffing costs down and impact chances of transfer for existing " old guard "

Good luck to those concerned , hopefully a smooth transfer or that a genuine recruitment process is adopted. It is obvious that personnel with years of continual service , experience and dedication seem to account for zilch when it comes to these contract renewals these days , the Oil and Gas Companies only relating to the bottom line price as bid ....... the helicopter operator probably having to "sharp pencil" to make it work...... especially on some short term contract awards.

Still nice to see Bond back though
Bond really aren't back though are they (as much as I would like them to be), gama are trading under the bond name.

For those with the rose tinted specs, you are in for some disappointment IMHO
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