7-Jun-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
Babcock MCS have imported two brand new Sikorky S92 helicopters in recent days, with the pair arriving airfreight in an Antonov An-124 to Prestwick Airport and then transported by road to the company base at Aberdeen. They have been registered G-MCSA (serial 920273) and G-MCSB (serial 920281), the first use of a new series of registrations to mark the “MCS” Mission Critical Services part of the operators new name.
Michelle Handforth, Managing Director of Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore, said: “These two new aircraft will play a key part in our plan to ensure we continue to deliver world-class services to all our customers. The current restrictions on the EC225 and AS332L2 helicopters mean these new S-92s are perfectly placed to deliver mission-critical services, flying men and women safely to their work offshore in the North Sea.”
The all-white S-92s, which are yet to be painted in Babcock’s blue livery, are currently being prepared for service, and Babcock hopes to have them both ready for operations in the next couple of weeks.
Michelle Handforth added: “These new additions to our fleet demonstrates our ability to invest in the latest technology to give our customers the best and safest possible service. These new members of our fleet will soon be joined by additional aircraft in the next few weeks, boosting our capability even further.”
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com