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Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#1 Post by Gadgetgoat » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:58 am

Hello

I know a lot of us have been affected by shutdowns and Furloughs during our careers. For myself it was a post like this that helped me find a job when it hit me last.

Unfortunately after 60 years of providing safe, efficient and professional service, the 23 employes that made up the corporate flight department of Shell Canada have now lost there jobs.

For those of you in a hiring position please consider members of this team.

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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#2 Post by Cough Syrup » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:41 am

Brutal...
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#3 Post by Donald » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:04 pm

I heard Flair just signed a long term contract to do their flying...
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#4 Post by wallypilot » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:07 am

Donald wrote:I heard Flair just signed a long term contract to do their flying...
If that is true, The race to the bottom is broadening it's scope. Very discouraging news.
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#5 Post by Krimson » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:52 am

It is true.
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#6 Post by looproll » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:33 am

wow, I always thought of Shell as a flight department that would never end...

very sad
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#7 Post by kevind » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:26 pm

This sucks

I know 2 good pilots if anyone needs one.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#8 Post by cpt.sam » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:43 pm

I haven't seen any related posts on this.
Is this a sudden situation, or was the writing on the wall?
I hope these folks find work soon, you never know when the end is near :cry:
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#9 Post by wallflower » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Last time Flair worked for Shell they earned the nickname " Scare Airlines " from the passengers.
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#10 Post by Galaxy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 pm

Seeing Shell's 5 Falcon jet's on the YYC ramp today has got to add insult to injury. Reminiscent of the major automotive executives rolling up to Washington asking for their bailout money in a way.

Sad indeed......
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#11 Post by tincanflyer » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:45 pm

Wow, a company with such high aviation standards sourcing out to a low standard company. The almight dollar trumps safety again. The race to the bottom indeed.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#12 Post by Duffman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:32 pm

Flair job ads are up. I'm sure the pay is fantastic....
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#13 Post by bizjets101 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:07 am

Click Here Canada Skies article on the closing of the Shell Flight Department.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#14 Post by arctic ocean » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:30 am

tincanflyer wrote:Wow, a company with such high aviation standards sourcing out to a low standard company. The almight dollar trumps safety again. The race to the bottom indeed.
Low standards? Spoken without a clue. Shell wouldn't outsource to a company that wouldn't meet their standards.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#15 Post by kevind » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:49 am

Flair job ads are up. I'm sure the pay is fantastic....
Too bad they didn't offer the displayed Shell employees a position. Recent experience on aircraft, current
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#16 Post by Roar » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:35 am

kevind wrote:
Flair job ads are up. I'm sure the pay is fantastic....
Too bad they didn't offer the displayed Shell employees a position. Typed, current
My guess is that they did, only at a greatly reduced salary.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#17 Post by tincanflyer » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:09 pm

arctic ocean wrote:
tincanflyer wrote:Wow, a company with such high aviation standards sourcing out to a low standard company. The almight dollar trumps safety again. The race to the bottom indeed.
Low standards? Spoken without a clue. Shell wouldn't outsource to a company that wouldn't meet their standards.

HAHA, really. Dollars talk when the oil sands profit is low these day and media visibility is high. Low Standards???? Old aircraft, poor pay, the nickname Scare Air, undercutting everyone in the industry just to get work. Sounds like a bottom feeder to me. Guessing you work there and love being off the King Air.
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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#18 Post by tincanflyer » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Even a year ago they were a joke:

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Re: Shell Aircraft YYC shutdown

#19 Post by kevind » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:53 pm

Roar wrote:
kevind wrote:
Flair job ads are up. I'm sure the pay is fantastic....
Too bad they didn't offer the displayed Shell employees a position. Typed, current
My guess is that they did, only at a greatly reduced salary.
You are correct
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