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  1. Hi All, my company is looking to pick up a couple of S-300's. If anyone knows of any for sale please send me a message. Cheers
  2. I just ran into the guys from Oceania Aviation at the China Heli-Expo. They are out of Auckland NZ and they have a great little maintenance tracking program they have put together. Works with an iphone app so the pilot can enter his flight times on the phone and then that updates the digital journey log and all the tech records as well as the maintenance tracking. Things like ADs will pop up on the pilots phone so they don't get over flown. Also tracks spares inventory. All in all it looks like a user friendly, efficient system. Might be worth looking into. http://www.oceania-aviation.com/home.aspx Jonathan Bowen is the guy who I spoke with.
  3. In case anyone is interested I went to this expo. Looks like there will be many opportunities here in the next few years. I am currently based out of Shanghai and planning on staying a while to see what happens. If anyone needs someone on the ground in China send me a PM. I am almost fluent in Mandarin and have 10 plus years as an engineer in the industry in Canada. Cheers Dean
  4. Just curious if any one is planning on attending the China Heli Expo Sept.15-18 in Tianjin China. I am going to be in the neighborhood and thought I might check it out. Here is a link if anyone is interested: http://www.helicopter-china-expo.com/
  5. Haha missed that. Thanks elvis.
  6. I am looking for a new tool box for field work. Has anyone tried the wheeled Platt tool cases or the Pelican tool case? I pretty much only work in the field now and want a convenient set up. Any suggestions?
  7. I don't think it would be a bad thing for the industry to loose a few operators. The market is saturated and rates are too low. If companies had to pay more the rates would go up to where they should be!!!
  8. I've tried just about everything, none are great. book calls for mobil28 but it runs off. Sunstrand seems to be the best, but in the end I don't think it matters as long as you pull it every hundred and re-lube it. And if you've got a bad PTO seal make sure you change it or at least suck the oil out of the bottom of the housing. I've seen the housing so full it washed everything off the splines.
  9. Their other b2 on the list was leased out to last frontier heliskiing last year, and it crashed on the glacier and was writen off. The latest was just the replacement for it. The other D model went down in Blairmore 4 years ago.
  10. Just for the record, Mustangs rates I don't know, but I've been wrenching here for a year never been treated better as an AME. They pay well on time and every part I order I get. As for the turnover I think its more like loosing dead weight for the most part the crew here pilots and engineers are the some of the best I've worked with. Management is always going to be a thorn in everyones side at all companies. All I know is we are busy as **** right now that means pilots and engineers making money year round, there are not many places you can find that.
  11. Why would good quality people want to do this for a living when they can be an apprentice at any other trade and make just as much or more money(And be at Home). The fact is only a few of the apprentices I have worked with really loved the business and If you don't love it you won't last. The other problem I found as an apprentice was from day one other engineers were telling me that the industry sucked and I should do something else. With that mentality no wonder we're breeding poor quality workers. Attitudes need to change and wages need to go up or nobody will stay in the game. And incidently 50k a year is a ridiculously low wage for what we do, plumbers make more. Why should our quality of life suck to put more profits in the owners pockets!
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