I reckon yuo have it on the button there!N714GZ wrote:Guys,
A requirement for a winch is either included in the tender or it isn't relevant. To award on that basis if it is not a tender requirement is illegal and downright foolish.
Speculating that this is the reason the tender went one way and not the other without any knowledge of the facts also falls into the foolish category.
I have yet to see a wind turbine with a helipad so it only stands to reason that a winch would be necessary for that line of work. There is absolutely no reason to speculate that the Bond helicopter destined for here will have a redundant winch fitted. Extra weight/drag for a higher fuel burn.
If the previous operation in Cork is anything to go by, Bond will send only one helicopter here, on an Irish AOC and Irish registration. It will be fitted primarily for the task at hand.
Thanks for that reply Paul, I figured it must be doing multiple flights given it is a much smaller aorcraft thatn its ancestors, the Dauphin and Bell 212.pauldaly wrote:Hey Bolkow,
It usually does about 2-3 flights a day sometimes more. It's hard to notice these days as it now operates from a purpose built helipad at the flying club!
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