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ScotiaQ 20th Sep 2009 11:09

North Denes Closing
I heard a rumour that North Denes is closing. Any one else heard anything?

Camp Freddie 20th Sep 2009 15:16

nothing is ever for sure but as far as I am concerned that rumour is just a lot of bunk, there is nothing to support it.


S76driver 20th Sep 2009 15:50

No, midday is too early....usually around 9pm till 5.30 am! :ok:

ScotiaQ 21st Sep 2009 16:02

ND Closing
My source must be mis-informed, sorry for any trouble caused.

HOGE 21st Sep 2009 18:25

It's looked closed down for years admittedly!:)

colinhunn 8th Mar 2010 16:06

North Denes, Great Yarmouth
I understand that North Denes is to close December 2010 with CHC heli ops to transfer to NWI and a new purpose-built hangar. Has any other members heard anything?

noooby 8th Mar 2010 19:36

Is CHC selling Nth Denes? Afterall, they do own it.

helimutt 9th Mar 2010 07:22

who knows?

ericferret 9th Mar 2010 10:46

Brilliant post Helimutt I genuinely can't tell if you are serious or taking the piss.

chopper2004 9th Mar 2010 12:35

Helimutt & Colinhunn

History rewriting itself in No Folk :} then, if zat is true so the next door competition relocates into No Witch :ok: so if predicted Bristows finds itself next door with CHC and not forgetting NHV :):eek:

Looks like NWI airspace gonna get busy and I won't be doing my x country around there at anytime soon :cool:

colinhunn 9th Mar 2010 12:37

I have taken his post to be genuine. It concurs both what I have heard and what I would expect.

colinhunn 9th Mar 2010 12:39

..............and add Bond from 0610. NWI the ABZ of the SouthEast!!!

pitchlink 9th Mar 2010 18:42

In Denes today. This has been discussed for months but no confirmaton. That is not to say it will not happen, and it will not be the last time the guys on the coalface are the last to find out!!!

colinhunn 9th Mar 2010 20:25

Hopefully, if it happens their jobs will be safe further along the A47

helimutt 9th Mar 2010 20:43

I can assure you my post was totally tongue in cheek. As stated, the guys at the coalface are always the last to hear! :ok:

atcomarkingtime 10th Mar 2010 18:47

Helimut.......tongue in cheek....from you....naye!!!!:ok:

colinhunn 10th Mar 2010 21:27

I understand that an article on North Denes is due to appear in tomorrows (11th March) Eastern Daily Press newspaper.:ooh:

helimutt 10th Mar 2010 21:50

Well that is a coincidence! :ok::E

manfromuncle 11th Mar 2010 07:05

Yarmouth 'could lose heliport'


Last updated: 11/03/2010 05:47:00

A helicopter company which ferries workers from Great Yarmouth to North Sea oil and gas platforms is considering moving its base of operations from the town.

CHC has a fleet of five helicopters at Yarmouth's North Denes heliport, which has been serving the offshore industry for 40 years.

Yesterday the Aberdeen-based company confirmed that it is looking into the possibility of relocating its North Denes base, which operates Augusta Westland 139 and Sikorsky S76 helicopters and has 70 staff.

CHC is asking its offshore customers if they would support the closure and relocation of the heliport's business.

If the response is negative then the plans should be ditched.

The EDP understands that CHC is considering moving its Yarmouth operation to Norwich International Airport because of the costs of building a new run way at North Denes.

Last night Yarmouth Borough Council leader Barry Coleman said his authority was working closely with CHC to try and persuade the company to stay at North Denes.

As well as the ramifications of losing 70 jobs from Yarmouth, it is feared that fewer offshore workers will stay in Yarmouth hotels and guest houses if they land elsewhere in the region.

On average about 30,000 passengers pass through the heliport's terminal to get to the southern part of the North Sea.

Mr Coleman hopes CHC can be persuaded to stay in Yarmouth by pointing out that the town will be at the centre of ambitious plans to expand offshore wind turbines and carbon capture sites.

He said: "It would be big blow if CHC did move.

"The council is working with CHC to try and persuade them that it would be better for them to stay where they are.

"We will be showing them that the long term benefits of staying at North Denes will outweigh any short term financial advantage of relocating."

A spokeswoman from CHC's Aberdeen head offices said: "CHC are looking into the possibility of relocating from North Denes however at this stage no decisions have been made.

"Our priority is to provide the best possible service to our customers and as such we are engaging with them to gain their feedback on any potential move.

"Should any relocation happen in the future, it is our intention that there would be no material changes to existing contracts."

In 2006 CHC, which operates 250 aircraft in 35 countries, started to bring in Augusta Westland 139 helicopters alongside Sikorsky S76s at North Denes.

helimutt 11th Mar 2010 07:20

"We will be showing them that the long term benefits of staying at North Denes will outweigh any short term financial advantage of relocating."
Ha ha ha. Is that gonna matter?? :E

Big day at CHC today I hear!

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