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Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2020, 14:23
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

BBC news article. ...

BBC news article.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-52821363
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2020, 01:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By jimf671

Almost normal. There have been recent years when...

Almost normal. There have been recent years when over 100 people have died in these.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2020, 15:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By jimf671

Анадыре = Международный аэропорт Анадырь = Anadyr...

Анадыре = Международный аэропорт Анадырь = Anadyr UHMA DYR Ugolny Airport, which is a mixed civilian-military airport on the Bering Sea coast in the Far East Federal District.

There is...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 23:40
Replies: 39
Views: 5,597
Posted By jimf671

It's impressive isn't it that there has been no...

It's impressive isn't it that there has been no difficulty in tracking down a former Air Corps officer who has expert knowledge of how a 139 door falls to earth.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 23:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Posted By jimf671

Have a nice break TC but I need you back here in...

Have a nice break TC but I need you back here in best analytical mode for first quarter of 2021 when the MCA issue the Contract Notice for the new SAR helicopter contract.

Last thing I remember,...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 02:14
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

On Tuesday 12th May the MCA held the Industry Day...

On Tuesday 12th May the MCA held the Industry Day in the form of an online meeting. The recording of that is on gov.uk and youtube. It's over an hour long but you can get a strong flavour of what is...
18th May 2020, 18:04
Replies: 229
Views: 134,105
Posted By jimf671

Seen. That's an awful lot of 'remove before...

Seen.

That's an awful lot of 'remove before ...'.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2020, 17:31
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By jimf671

A lot more V than H then, whereas H-92/CH-148 is...

A lot more V than H then, whereas H-92/CH-148 is a quite different animal.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 19:03
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By jimf671

And since this aircraft had the interim...

And since this aircraft had the interim specification, what do we know about the EMC/EMI spec on interim aircraft?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 03:09
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

We now know for sure what the combined company...

We now know for sure what the combined company from the Bristow-Era merger will be called.

Bristow.

Has a familiar ring to it I think. Indications are that commitment to SAR operations and...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2020, 17:32
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

I must be on the right track if that's all crab...

I must be on the right track if that's all crab can find! :hmm:

The basic training hours number as I understand it are the shift training hours. That does not include simulator work, check rides...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2020, 16:33
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

The Award Notice figure of about £1.6bn is the...

The Award Notice figure of about £1.6bn is the fixed cost for the entire contract period. At the start, MCA Aviation expected that fixed cost to be about 85% of the total. That ends up as £1.88bn but...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2020, 23:33
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

I am aware that there are AW139 out there across...

I am aware that there are AW139 out there across the planet doing SAR and doing a decent job of it. However, when you put a couple of well-qualified paramedics, or the EMRS team, in the back of a SAR...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2020, 22:58
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

In the current spec, Lot 1 (S-92A) is 8 rescued...

In the current spec, Lot 1 (S-92A) is 8 rescued persons, 2 of whom are on stretchers. Lot 2 (AW189) is 4 rescued persons, 2 of whom are on stretchers.

You could do 6+2=8 in the AW189, and of...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 21:40
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

The 225, although I personally like the aircraft,...

The 225, although I personally like the aircraft, is not an option for UK SAR mountain flying. It appears to be optimised for those long heavy crew change flights and it's unlikely it would have the...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 21:36
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

That's a bit like national service. The military...

That's a bit like national service. The military has no appetite for it, neither has the public and if it ever happens then it is a generation or more down the line. We would have to be taking a far...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 13:50
Replies: 2,834
Views: 845,998
Posted By jimf671

MCA Aviation has announced that the second...

MCA Aviation has announced that the second generation UK SAR aviation programme is currently in a market engagement phase.

The Contract Notice is due to be published in the first quarter of 2021....
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 01:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By jimf671

AW189 G-MCGT was out that way from Prestwick. ...

AW189 G-MCGT was out that way from Prestwick.
Squawking 7401/4520, not 0023, so probably training and thus c/s CG199.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 23:46
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By jimf671

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopte...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-chopper-crash-greece-fredericton-1.5555308
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By jimf671

Keep up the good work! :D

Keep up the good work! :D
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2020, 15:54
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By jimf671

Apart from the likelihood of CFIT due to the lack...

Apart from the likelihood of CFIT due to the lack of distress comms, there really is nothing in the public domain to go on. To start speculatively grasping at the S-92's weaknesses is currently a...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 18:16
Replies: 28
Views: 4,901
Posted By jimf671

Back in 2012/13 after the 225 ditching incidents,...

Back in 2012/13 after the 225 ditching incidents, I dug into the numbers for large rotorcraft accidents. Based on what I found, it looks very like helicopters are dangerous. Who knew eh?

Since...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 18:45
Replies: 28
Views: 4,901
Posted By jimf671

The numbers, the numbers, the numbers. If anyone...

The numbers, the numbers, the numbers. If anyone is looking for a large rotorcraft that has gone 12 years and over half a million CAT hours before its first fatality then they are going to struggle...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2020, 18:07
Replies: 76
Views: 17,500
Posted By jimf671

And with a sensible range of precautions and...

And with a sensible range of precautions and constraints.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2020, 13:24
Replies: 9
Views: 4,850
Posted By jimf671

Once Boris puts JHC, QRA and Baltic Air Policing...

Once Boris puts JHC, QRA and Baltic Air Policing out to tender I'm sure it will all be fine. :E
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