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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2021, 22:20
Replies: 32
Views: 3,775
Posted By Apate

[I think we should stop now!] Yes. Let's...

[I think we should stop now!]

Yes. Let's move on and leave Non-PC in his rather strange world of confusion! The rest of us will simply follow the RFM rules and apply some old fashioned common...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2021, 12:52
Replies: 32
Views: 3,775
Posted By Apate

I totally agree that the language used by the OP...

I totally agree that the language used by the OP has been imprecise at best. As others have stated, the RFM will provide the appropriate limitations that have to be followed - end of debate. Post...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2021, 22:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By Apate

You will need Company documentation confirming...

You will need Company documentation confirming your position and reason for travel, as well as official Flight Crew ID in order to get through immigration without challenge. Simply turning up and...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 19:15
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

That's a great summary, however Bond Helicopters...

That's a great summary, however Bond Helicopters Mk.2 came on the scene in 2004. The Bond brothers had a 5 year "no-compete" clause when they sold in 1999, which resulted in only 2 operators from...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 18:54
Replies: 46
Views: 6,034
Posted By Apate

Bottom line is that you are responsible for...

Bottom line is that you are responsible for obstacle clearance. The easiest way to do this would be to follow any published missed approach procedure until MSA is reached for the sector you are...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2021, 22:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,643
Posted By Apate

So the lack of safety facilities electricity...

So the lack of safety facilities electricity provides somehow become less risky at night? Please explain.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2021, 16:48
Replies: 18
Views: 4,643
Posted By Apate

Take them during the day. :ok:

Take them during the day. :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2021, 14:29
Replies: 284
Views: 142,845
Posted By Apate

Damn Chinese aircraft :}

Damn Chinese aircraft :}
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 22:02
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Not Babcock. If the CMA rule against a merger...

Not Babcock. If the CMA rule against a merger then CHC have to sort out the problem. Babcock have now washed their hands.

However I agree that it is odd that the purchase was allowed, with just...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 11:36
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Am I allowed to say "I told you so"? :}

Am I allowed to say "I told you so"? :}
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2021, 05:19
Replies: 27
Views: 6,104
Posted By Apate

Would the NYPD be allowed to buy a Chinese...

Would the NYPD be allowed to buy a Chinese helicopter like the H175? :E
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2021, 12:05
Replies: 101
Views: 22,205
Posted By Apate

Opinion at the highest levels in the UK are that...

Opinion at the highest levels in the UK are that current politics will not allow this to happen. :ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2021, 10:28
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Someone better tell the bosses at Babcock and CHC...

Someone better tell the bosses at Babcock and CHC then. They are stating that the share transfer can happen, just that once that is complete then no merging or convergence of the two operations can...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2021, 22:11
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Except nothing has paused or stopped. However...

Except nothing has paused or stopped. However Ned just stated "it", which doesn't help bring clarity to the situation. My post a few messages ago is 100% accurate as of a few days ago, well after...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 21:58
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

OK, what has stopped?

OK, what has stopped?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 13:23
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Process hasn't stopped. The share purchase is...

Process hasn't stopped. The share purchase is still progressing through "due dilligence" and ensuring all legal frameworks are in place. The CMA notice states that the two businesses are to continue...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2021, 14:03
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Babcock Onshore, therefore only tenuous relevance...

Babcock Onshore, therefore only tenuous relevance to this thread. There is an Onshore thread that would be a better location for your post.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2021, 20:40
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

As we approach the purchase date...... How...

As we approach the purchase date......

How mercenary will CHC be with the UK purchase? Will they simply grab anything worth having (SAR) and screw everyone else?

Airlines Investment Group -...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2021, 20:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Apate

As you last used your licence in 2002, can I...

As you last used your licence in 2002, can I assume that it is a UK national ATPL and was not transferred to a JAR licence? If so, I'm not sure there's a prescribed path for you to follow. Unless...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2021, 05:58
Replies: 101
Views: 22,205
Posted By Apate

The 1st of April is here. The date the CAA were...

The 1st of April is here. The date the CAA were to make available a process for EASA licence holders to apply for a UK licence. Does anyone see anything on the CAA website? Or is it an April Fools...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2021, 21:20
Replies: 226
Views: 201,287
Posted By Apate

That is such a strange thing to suggest. Sure...

That is such a strange thing to suggest. Sure this is a rumour network, but any rumour should come with a tiny snippet of possibility. This has zero chance of being true :confused:
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2021, 00:17
Replies: 140
Views: 41,165
Posted By Apate

Well if Baldeep is there making the case for 145s...

Well if Baldeep is there making the case for 145s and 175s, rest assured that Draken are doomed IMHO :}
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2021, 12:30
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

Mitchaa, I love your optimism and devotion to the...

Mitchaa, I love your optimism and devotion to the Hummingbird.

The ultimate ownership of the UK entities is irrelevant. There are two UK companies, both registered with Companies House, that...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2021, 14:37
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

The relationship between Babcock UK and Denmark...

The relationship between Babcock UK and Denmark is similar to CHC UK and Netherlands. However the Babcock Australian AOC is very much a stand-alone organisation, which is why I thought the CHC...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2021, 10:41
Replies: 266
Views: 91,742
Posted By Apate

CHC UK & Norway collectively are operating a...

CHC UK & Norway collectively are operating a similar number of aircraft. How many employees are in these two organisations?
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2020, 20:07
Replies: 34
Views: 8,631
Posted By Apate

Not quite true though. Early 80s the major...

Not quite true though. Early 80s the major operators got together to look at an upgrade package: Helikopter Service, BAH, Bristow, Greenlandair ++. Bristow eventually pulled the plug as they'd done...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2020, 08:30
Replies: 62
Views: 18,406
Posted By Apate

Of course the true "loss of oil" capability will...

Of course the true "loss of oil" capability will be a huge step forward. However this event highlights that the MGB design also needs to have redundant scavange capability, as the small loss of oil...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2020, 10:59
Replies: 62
Views: 18,406
Posted By Apate

I don't want to shout, but the event would NOT...

I don't want to shout, but the event would NOT have been caused by the loss of 12% of the oil. The oil loss will be a consequence.

My money is on either a mechanical issue in the #1 input module,...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 20:49
Replies: 62
Views: 18,406
Posted By Apate

Err, no thanks. :mad:

Err, no thanks. :mad:
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 16:34
Replies: 62
Views: 18,406
Posted By Apate

I suspect the oil leak was a consequence rather...

I suspect the oil leak was a consequence rather than the cause.

Mechanical problem in the input module, leading to lots of heat being generated, leading to oil seals between modules being...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2020, 07:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,618
Posted By Apate

Maybe, but there's also gaps of serial numbers in...

Maybe, but there's also gaps of serial numbers in the frames that have been registered with the FAA e.g. 920321 to 920330. My guess is these are the VH-92s and they won't ever be registered with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2020, 17:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,618
Posted By Apate

FAA data suggests Sikorsky have registered 10 S92...

FAA data suggests Sikorsky have registered 10 S92 in 2020, not all of which have been issued with a CofA. The first registration this year was N337FD (920337) on 13th Jan 2020, with a CofA...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 23:06
Replies: 24
Views: 6,461
Posted By Apate

Bottom line is that pilots are nothing more than...

Bottom line is that pilots are nothing more than a commodity that the operator needs to factor in cost wise when it quotes for work. There are so many factors that dictate what that cost should be. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2020, 08:12
Replies: 20
Views: 8,267
Posted By Apate

His whole post, bar one comment, sounds like it...

His whole post, bar one comment, sounds like it was written by an 11 year old. The only comment getting close to anything in the real world was the issue of TUPE. TUPE is something of a legal...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2020, 06:16
Replies: 20
Views: 8,267
Posted By Apate

Yup, that pretty much sums up the competitive...

Yup, that pretty much sums up the competitive tendering process. If CHC had won the contract, then they would have undercut Babcock.

nowherespecial is probably on the money. CHC's overhead is...
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