Aviation excellence for Emergency Services

Babcock is the leading engineering support services provider to the Emergency Services. In the aviation sector, we provide aerial emergency services such as medical emergency, firefighting, search and rescue, civil protection and coast and city surveillance.


Every day, lives and livelihoods depend on the operations we fly. As a 24-hour company, we're trained and equipped to handle any emergency and to go wherever our customers need us, always putting our absolute commitment to safety and quality at the heart of everything we do.


Whether we are pulling survivors from the ocean in an air-sea rescue; fighting a wildfire from the air; or running a 24-hour air ambulance service, our crews are trusted to deliver the very best in critical, life-saving support.


At a glance:

  • Babcock's aerial emergency services teams operate in 14 countries worldwide
  • We fly around 132,000 hours per year, dealing with critical emergency situations
  • In 2016, we flew 62,000 EMS missions, 8,200 aerial firefighting missions and 8,800 hours’ worth of SAR operations