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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Bond helicopters oficially returned to the north sea today with the first of their new aircraft AS332L2 G-REDJ flying into ABZ this afternoon.


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Dang it, I thought you were gonna tell us there was a special James Bond livery 767 out there...I wish  Laugh out loud

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

if you r looking for a james bond livery, check the nose gear door on this one:
-WILCO

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

The name is Bond....James Bond Big grin

Love the photo, thanks....is on the desktop now!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineKlbambie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 98 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Does anybody have anymore info on Bond returning to ABZ? Who have they taken work from etc?
I heard about them returning a few months back but the source was a bit sketchy and i haven't really heard anymore since.

Cheers,

S.



User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

They have taken the BP contract from CHC Scotia and will operate 4 AS332L2 super pumas in the crew change configuration and will operate a further 2 in the SAR role based at Shetland and 1 offshore as part of the Project Jigsaw operation. The first aircraft flew in on Sunday and I beleive flights will start on the 2nd of June to drilling platforms


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User currently offlineKlbambie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 98 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

The BP contract!! That'll surely put CHC Scotia in a bit of trouble, that was the contract they were so happy to get from Bristows if memory serves?!
Project Jigsaw is definitely going ahead then? When I was last offshore I noticed there was a lot of information being handed around by some of the oil companies, should be good!!

The question is then;

Is there really a need for 3 Operators in the North Sea? Isn't that why Bond disappeared the last time?

Cheers,
S.


User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

With regard to the BP contract CHC Scotia retained 40% of that when BP sold assests to Apache, so the Impact should'nt be that dramatic and CHC did'nt get that contract from Bristow they inherited it in the take over, It was Bristow who were proud at taking the Shell contract from British International (now CHC Scotia) after they had it for 27 years. With regard to 3 operators again I think that initially Bond are going to be solely BP as they financed the whole thing with the £100 million 10 year contract, but as ever I'm sure a third operator will drive down contract rates and perhaps we will see contracts moving around again so perhaps there are interesting times ahead.


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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1183 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Hmmmmm, I like my helicopters shaken, not stirred.  Smile


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User currently offlineKlbambie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 98 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

I had a sneaky feeling I had got BP mixed up with Shell there. Oops!
Good for Bond, £100 Million 10 years not too shabby. I guess it's just a case of watch and see who makes the next move, should be very interesting!? Would hate to see one of the others have to leave ABZ though but I guess that's the nature of the beast!

So much for there being no money in the North Sea anymore....!

Cheers

S.


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1353 times:


A few related questions:

Has the new low level radar coverage for the North Sea helped things since it was introduced? (been there 2 years or so??)

Are there air traffic controllers actually on the rig where the radar is based, or is the data just relayed back to the nearest real ATC facility?

Cheers!

It's good to get some news from all the way up there!!


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