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Babcock Spain goes live with EFB from Web Manuals

Babcock Spain goes live with EFB from Web Manuals

19-Apr-2021Source: Babcock

At Babcock Spain, operational excellence and the safety of our operations are our priority. Our Operations team has been working intensively for several months on the EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) Project whose main objective is to replace the physical documentation of aircraft with a digital format and provide tools that help us to carry out... Read more

Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

14-Apr-2021

In a detailed press release under the brief title of “Business Update”, Babcock International Group not only reaffirmed the sale of their offshore business, but also indicated that all aerial emergency services businesses are under review.  The company admitted that the Avincis acquisition in 2014 has not delivered shareholder value with low returns on high... Read more

Babcock MCS Offshore loses £21.8M in year to March 2020

Babcock MCS Offshore loses £21.8M in year to March 2020

10-Mar-2021Source: Energy Voice

Babcock took a £5.2million hit for “loss-making contracts” for its North Sea helicopter business in the 2020 financial year. See Full Story. ... Read more

Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

8-Mar-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock’s Aberdeen-based North Sea Search and Rescue (SAR) team recently completed their 500th emergency response tasking. The crew responded to a call from a North Sea platform, safely transporting the patient back to the mainland for hospital treatment. Paul Walters, SAR Operations Manager, said: “Our teams have been taking expert clinical care to the men... Read more

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

4-Feb-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia has achieved a significant in-service milestone with Ambulance Victoria, with its AW139 helicopter fleet exceeding 20,000 flying hours at the five year anniversary of entering service. Since January 2016, Babcock has supplied five AW139s, plus a service assurance aircraft, to support Ambulance Victoria’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations. Babcock Australasia’s Chief Pilot... Read more

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

30-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search... Read more

Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

16-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

In August, Babcock won the long-term contract from CHC to transport Total workers to its central North Sea platforms. The US helicopter firm took a thinly-veiled swipe at Total over loss of the work, saying “unsustainable pricing, will ultimately see an end to future industry investment in technology, safety improvements and the next generation of... Read more

Babcock extends South Australia contract

Babcock extends South Australia contract

9-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of South Australia has been extended until October 2022, confirming increased and continuing service to the region. Babcock will continue to deliver emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement services for the South Australian State Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHS), on behalf of... Read more

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for French Navy H160

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for French Navy H160

10-Sep-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock France, an engineering firm that provides support services for government strategic forces, has selected the new- generation Euroflir™410 optronic (electro-optical) system from Safran Electronics & Defense as part of the contract awarded by French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) to provide four H160 helicopters to the French Navy for a period... Read more

First flights for new Babcock oil and gas contract

First flights for new Babcock oil and gas contract

2-Jul-2020Source: Babcock

The first flight for Babcock’s new five-year contract for helicopter operations out of Sumburgh, Shetland, took place today (1 July 2020). Current plans will see Babcock’s Offshore business initially conduct more than 100 flights a month to Oil and Gas installations in the Northern North Sea on behalf of EnQuest, TAQA and CNR International. Passengers... Read more

Babcock lowers expectations for Aviation for this financial year

Babcock lowers expectations for Aviation for this financial year

14-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

British based Babcock International Group has put out a Trading Update this week which paints a very mixed situation for its Aviation division.  From the full statement below we note implementing improvement and restructuring programmes £85 million write down on assets and leases in our oil and gas business Good trading performance in UK and international... Read more

Babcock MCS Offshore report £2.8M loss

Babcock MCS Offshore report £2.8M loss

28-Oct-2019Source: Energy Voice

In accounts posted to Companies House, Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore reported a pre-tax loss of £2.8million for the period ending March 31, compared to a profit of £4.3m the previous year. See Full Story. ... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

17-Sep-2019Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has agreed a contract with Babcock to launch a new air ambulance service from Aberdeen International Airport. The four-year contract will see aerial emergency services specialist Babcock operate and maintain the air ambulance helicopter – Helimed 79 – from a new base at the airport from early 2020. Babcock Onshore... Read more

Babcock confirmed contracts for North Sea operations

Babcock confirmed contracts for North Sea operations

19-Aug-2019Source: Babcock

Babcock Offshore has confirmed two new contracts for helicopter crew change operations out of their Aberdeen base. The work will see Babcock continue and expand aviation support operations with Oil and Gas operators Total and CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. Total selected a bid from Babcock to continue operations with... Read more

SENER and Babcock complete Spanish Navy AB212 life extension program

SENER and Babcock complete Spanish Navy AB212 life extension program

11-Jun-2019Source: SENER

SENER and Babcock have put the final point to the life extension program (PEVH AB-212 in its Spanish acronym) for the Third Squadron of the Spanish Navy, in a ceremony held at FEINDEF, the international defence and security exhibition (Madrid from 29th to 31st May), in front of one of the seven AB-212 helicopters that... Read more

Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

22-Mar-2019Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia (Babcock), the aerospace and defence company, are delighted to share that flight student and Babcock employee, Pedro de Jesus Ximenes Belo, has graduated from Flight Training Adelaide and is on track to join the Babcock Offshore Services Australia team operating across the Timor Sea. Pedro joined Babcock in 2017 as part of a... Read more

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

6-Feb-2019Source: Babcock

Babcock International (Babcock) has appointed Simon Meakins as Director of its UK Offshore business, which provides crew change and search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry. Simon, who trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF, has been with the business since 2011 and moves into the role of... Read more

Managing Director at Babcock and HeliOffshore board member shares thoughts on safety

Managing Director at Babcock and HeliOffshore board member shares thoughts on safety

7-Dec-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Offshore helicopter flights are just part of a very broad range of engineering support services provided by Babcock International Group. These also include decommissioning nuclear sites, building warships, and maintaining railway infrastructure and powerlines. A key common theme between these safety critical activities is that they are conducted in highly regulated environments. David Plester, managing... Read more

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

5-Nov-2018Source: Babcock

Babcock has emblazoned one of its life saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside... Read more

SENER and Babcock deliver 6th Spanish Navy upgraded AB212

SENER and Babcock deliver 6th Spanish Navy upgraded AB212

2-Nov-2018Source: SENER

SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension program (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry’s General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym). Thanks to this program, seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974 will have their useful life extended... Read more

Babcock renews Australian marine pilot contract

Babcock renews Australian marine pilot contract

3-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock has been awarded a three-year contract for renewed marine pilot transfer services at the Newcastle Port. They will be providing pilots, helicopters, engineering staff and maintenance staff. This will ensure that the marine pilots will be transported to ships at sea safely, reports Marine Link.... Read more

Babcock wins BP Sheltand operations from Bristow

Babcock wins BP Sheltand operations from Bristow

14-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

BP has announced that they are moving their entire Shetland operations from Scatsta Airport to Babcock at the Sumburgh Airport in November. They have notified the Integrated Aviation Consortium about their move and have announced that their focus still remains on providing safe transportation to clients in the North Sea, reports Energy Voice.... Read more

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

7-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

David Plester, Managing Director for Babcock International’s UK civil aviation businesses, is joining the board of HeliOffshore Ltd. He is succeeding Andrea Cicero, who resigned from the board on 7th May after stepping down from his position as Managing Director of Babcock Mission Critical Services to pursue a new opportunity in the private equity sector. “It... Read more

Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

28-May-2018Source: Babcock

bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of Managing Director.  Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock joins on 16 May and will take his position within the restructured Executive Team, reporting directly to Group CEO of Airline Investments Limited, Peter Simpson. Shattock brings 30 years of aviation experience... Read more

Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

16-Apr-2018Source: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced the winners of its 2017 Supplier Recognition Award program. The ten recipient companies were honored for exhibiting exceptional leadership that celebrates our SPIRIT Values. Awards were given in two areas: focus on execution and doing business better.   ConocoPhillips’ business units around the world generated nominations internally, with winners chosen by a... Read more

Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

10-Apr-2018Source: Babcock

More good news – Babcock has secured a new five-year relationship with the Great Western Air Ambulance charity (GWAAC)! This means we will continue to provide the charity with full aviation support, including flight operations and maintenance of their EC135 T2+.aircraft – G-GWAC – until at least March 2023. Managing Director of Babcock Onshore, Tim... Read more

Babcock to upgrade five EC135s for WPD

Babcock to upgrade five EC135s for WPD

4-Apr-2018Source: Babcock

Babcock has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to upgrade the fleet of EC135 helicopters belonging to electricity network operator Western Power Distribution (WPD). The design and installation of next-generation technologies will create a new level of capability for each of the aircraft, which play a critical role in helping WPD deliver electricity to over... Read more

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

4-Mar-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for EMS and other critical services missions starting in Europe and to be deployed progressively across Babcock’s bases worldwide. “The H160 was... Read more

First EMS AW169 launched in the Nordics

First EMS AW169 launched in the Nordics

12-Feb-2018Source: Nordic Rotors

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) is pleased to announce that it has launched the very first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter in active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen and it replaces the AS365N2 “Dauphin” that the company has operated in the region since 2006. Shortly after... Read more

SENER-Babcock wins award for AB212 modernization program

SENER-Babcock wins award for AB212 modernization program

8-Feb-2018Source: SENER

The joint venture formed by SENER and Babcock Spain has been awarded a prize by the technical publication Avion Revue in the first Spanish edition of the Excellence Awards in the aerospace sector. Specifically, the magazine has recognized the joint venture’s good work in the AB-212 helicopter program to extend their operational life for the... Read more

Babcock secures new air ambulance contract in Gothenburg

Babcock secures new air ambulance contract in Gothenburg

3-Jan-2018Source: Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance

Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA) has been selected to operate a patient transfer service for the people of Gothenburg, Sweden. The new contract will see Babcock operate a specially-configured  AW169 helicopter from a new base in Gothenburg. Flights will start in 2018 when the operation transfers to Babcock from the current in-house provider. The contract... Read more

Babcock introduces two H175s to the Southern Hemisphere

Babcock introduces two H175s to the Southern Hemisphere

19-Dec-2017Source: Babcock

Global offshore service provider Babcock International has taken delivery of two H175s at a ceremony in Darwin, Australia. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in... Read more

SENER and Babcock complete fifth AB212 upgrade for Spanish Navy

SENER and Babcock complete fifth AB212 upgrade for Spanish Navy

8-Dec-2017Source: SENER

The engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock España, joint venture partners, presented the fifth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB-212) to the Directorate General of Armament and Material (Dirección General de Armamento y Material, DGAM) of the Spanish Ministry of Defence as part of a total of seven units that came into service in 1974. ... Read more

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

2-Oct-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone) and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. announce the sixth anniversary of their lease partnership. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, has served Babcock (and its predecessor companies) since 2011, first providing for the purchase/lease-back of three light-twin emergency medical service helicopters operated in Spain and Portugal. Today, Milestone leases... Read more

Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

17-Aug-2017Source: Prospect UK

Prospect has signed recognition agreement with Babcock Mission Critical Services (BCMS) for Engineering and Mechanical staff after two year battle. The voluntary agreement follows a Central Arbitration Committee ballot of engineers in which staff voted for Prospect to represent them. 73% of staff took part and with not a single ballot against. In negotiation with the... Read more

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

10-Aug-2017Source: SENER

Engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock, joint venture partners, presented the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense as part of a project for extending the lifespan of AB-212 seven helicopters, which came into service in 1974, by at least 15 years. A crew from the Spanish Navy’s Third Aircraft... Read more

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