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Old 20th Oct 2022, 06:50
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Bond Helicopters name returns in new Southern North Sea contract

50/50 joint venture between Peter Bond and Gama Aviation - has won a five year southern North Sea contract starting January 2024

https://helihub.com/2022/10/20/bond-...year-contract/
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My bets are on Perenco…
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 09:01
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Confirmed as Perenco. Bristow NWI to close.
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Oh dear....

Bye bye Bristow
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So what happened to their retirement plans, cited as the reason for selling Loganair? https://www.heraldscotland.com/busin...search-buyers/
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Stephens retirement plan. It appears Peter is just warming up
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99 View Post
Confirmed as Perenco. Bristow NWI to close.
Bristow have other clients. All be it small… and is it even formalised yet that it is Perenco? I have a feeling if it was they would state that in the article? Maybe a price war tactic?
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Bristow have other clients. All be it small… and is it even formalised yet that it is Perenco? I have a feeling if it was they would state that in the article? Maybe a price war tactic?
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So another operator on the North Sea
I take it CHC will not now be forced to sell Babcock?
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Originally Posted by ericferret View Post
So another operator on the North Sea
I take it CHC will not now be forced to sell Babcock?
Good observation!
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Bristow have other clients. All be it small… and is it even formalised yet that it is Perenco? I have a feeling if it was they would state that in the article? Maybe a price war tactic?
it definitely is Perenco
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Cool

Originally Posted by helihub View Post
50/50 joint venture between Peter Bond and Gama Aviation - has won a five year southern North Sea contract starting January 2024

https://helihub.com/2022/10/20/bond-...year-contract/
... is it that time of decade again?
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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
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I imagine anyone under age 40, and/or those captains with the "right" type rating/friends with the chief pilot will be "invited to apply" from Bristow and the rest will be binned off/sent to Nigeria/ABZ

This is what happened when Dancopter took Shell from Bristow.

TUPE seems pretty easy for employers to wriggle out of these days, eg

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/pilots-...ter-job-781170
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Do we know what helicopter type this new contract is utilising ?



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Originally Posted by Brutal View Post
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
Seems to be policy in the "resources" business. You get so many years and then you could offer to do it for nothing and you will not get "renewed". Not sure of the reason why. Race to the bottom - airlines are bit similar and it is a "thing".
Offshore operators for the O&G folk are a commodity and they don't see things the way the operators do. All they see is a different paint job colour? The question is not "bend over" it is "how far".
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Helicopter Operations are a "Contract" business.....always was...always shall be unless the Client decide to form their own Helicopter Operation....and then they too go and come depending upon how the Oil Business is doing.

You get a real feel for how brutal a business it is if you have ever driven through Pecos, Texas during boom times....then during the rock bottom times.

I suppose Aberdeen is similar.
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Do we know what helicopter type this new contract is utilising ?
I would be amazed if it wasn’t AW139.
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Originally Posted by Brutal View Post
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
Perenco have always had a reputation for screwing the helicopter operators and playing them against each other. Even though they get a great service from the helicopter operators.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 10:40
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I don't think Perenco are alone in doing that.
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