Sale of Dauphin/Gazelles

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Sale of Dauphin/Gazelles

Post by Mav » Mon May 21, 2007 10:40 am

I see where the helis sold for 517,000 euro. Was there a break down given of what went for what price. Seems there was a bargin got for the Gazelle anyway. If the ALO's go for the tender i wonder what they'll fetch.

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Post by gazelle » Tue May 29, 2007 3:10 pm

the dauphins went for 317,000 euros

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Post by Mav » Wed May 30, 2007 6:26 pm

317,000 did they get a good deal there. I thought they would have went for more and the gazelle for a round 100,000, did they get 4 with 2 not flying. Even witht the gazelle going for 200,000 still a good deal i think.

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Post by gazelle » Thu May 31, 2007 9:25 am

mav
they got the whole lot all the daups, parts and tools fantasticly great deal
they should have 1 flying by now in the states i will call him and get a update

the gazelle was a good deal too

ex 241 [HA-LFQ] gazelle should be back in ireland next week at the punchetown show for a couple of days then off to the expo at wycomb airpark uk .

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Post by Mav » Thu May 31, 2007 7:05 pm

There's a couple of pics on their website, (rotor leasing). One of them is after being re-sprayed. They'll definitley make their money back on them so.

Pity i didn't have a couple of hundred thousand lying around, think the gazelle is a lovely machine.

Will the ALO's go up for tender, i wonder would they be worth trying to get.

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Post by gazelle » Thu May 31, 2007 10:09 pm

the gazelle is a fantastic helicopter the daup is good but costs a shed load in fuel alone and also it is possibly the only place you could get it registerd is in the states on experimental cat
and you cant fly experimental outside the states in eu countries

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Post by mini » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:21 am

If that price is accurate someones head should roll...

Its time we had some accountability.

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Post by Mav » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:37 pm

Accountability???
Aircraft went for tender,best price wins. Anyone can put a price in if your lucky enough you get a good deal.

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Post by mini » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:09 am

My point is that what was wrong with these aircraft that the're worth so little after a relatively short lifespan? I'm assuming that their maintenance was first class, therefore the original spec must have been odd? You'd pay more for a similar aged B212.

It just sounds like another instance of very bad value for johnny taxpayer?

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Post by RV BLUE » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:26 pm

Where else in the world is there "Value" for the taxpayer.....in fact theres no such thing as "Accountability" in any government....its not their money !! "Waste" is the going word in government......

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Post by dowlingm » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:48 pm

short lifespan? How many hours had they up? I thought the gazelle would be fairly old at this stage, and the dauphins aren't spring chickens either?

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