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That's an awfully broad question...broad answer, they're the result of the combination of Gemini and Airborne into one entity (I believe Gemini bought Airborne from Nabors). No idea what the management structure is in comparison to the 2 former companies, sounds like the focus is going to continue to be energy sector (pipeline inspections, powerline patrol etc).

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I flew for awhile as a pilot operator for AES several years ago and it was a good show back then. I've been away from the area for a long time though......didn't even know they had been sold or merged with someone else.

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Ah, Opsmobil.....

 

What a sad state of affairs this has become. A once vibrant and great place to work "Airborne" is a tragic shell of its former self.

 

There are derelict helicopters hidden between hangars. Phone calls not answered (just call their main line). Managers who's phones don't work because the phone bill hasn't been paid. Vendors who only allow COD.

 

It has become embarrassing to approach Executive Flight (at any airport) for fuel as they quizzically ask you if you understand that Ops Mobil's account is no good and do you have a "good" credit card to use.

 

At one point this year management decided not to pay expenses. Personally I had $8k outstanding alone. No longer do I use my credit card for company fuel/hotels etc. Nor do my compatriots.

 

All the good people have been driven out by management's arrogant and ignorant ways. The rest of us, like drone bees, hope for a warm fall and wish for days past.

 

A tragic end to a once great place to work.

 

All the best to my co workers and remember to do a double DI before lifting off.

 

To the rest, approach with caution.

 

Fly Safe.

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Brutal to hear that. Well, they won't be around much longer if they can't pay their bills anymore. I've talked to a couple other guys there, and they pretty much confirm what you've said.

 

Anybody out west doing well this year at all?

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