Babcock secures key Queensland rescue service contract extensions

17 Jul 2017

Babcock will continue to fly for two key Queensland helicopter rescue organisations until at least 2024 after securing significant contract extensions.


Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia has provided helicopter emergency services on behalf of both the RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service in Mackay and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service in Rockhampton since 2013.


“We are delighted to have secured long-term extensions to these contracts,” said John Boag, Managing Director for Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia.


“Both RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ Capricorn Rescue provide essential services to their communities, and we are proud to play a vital role in that.  We’re looking forward to continuing our strong working relationships with both customers.”


The two rescue organisations are individual not-for-profit entities delivering helicopter emergency medical services and search and rescue with Bell 412 aircraft on behalf of the Queensland Government.  Babcock enables them to provide 24/7 365 days a year coverage, including a team of highly trained pilots, aircrew and engineers to deliver a complete package of critical operational support. 


“This cements our position as a leading provider of helicopter support services,” Mr Boag said.


Babcock maintains and operates one of Australia’s largest helicopter fleets. 




For further information, contact:



Phil Martin

+61 418 817 876


John Boag                                                       

Managing Director

Babcock Mission Critical Services

Babcock International Group

+61 8 8440 1400



About Babcock


Babcock International Group, the engineering services company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9 billion in 2016/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 725 staff. Operating across aviation, marine mining and construction, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. A global solution being delivered locally.