Babcock’s aviation sector delivers critical and vital services in 14 countries around the world. With unrivalled expertise we are capable, agile and ready for action. Through our proven experience and unwavering focus on safe and efficient delivery, we are a trusted name in a complex world. Every day lives, livelihoods, safety and security depend on the operations we fly and enable. We operate in the emergency services, military air, and oil and gas sectors providing lifesaving search and rescue flights, emergency environmental operations, integrated military engineering, training and facilities services, and critical crew change services in the North Sea.

We take great pride in the considerable depth and breadth of our people’s knowledge, expertise and commitment. Working with customers throughout the world, we operate whatever the demand, demonstrating flexibility, agility and enthusiasm.

Aerial Emergency Services

Emergency Medical Services

With operations throughout Europe and Australia, we are one of the world’s largest and most innovative air ambulance operators, providing the highest standard of fixed-wing and rotary-wing services in the primary and secondary medical transport roles to sophisticated health organisations and national governments. Where requested, we can provide a complete service including the provision of our own doctors and nurses and with our own internal EASA Part 21 approved design and completion capability we are able to produce bespoke medical aircraft interiors. We constantly aim to drive a higher quality and more cost effective service.

Aerial Firefighting

Wildfires are becoming a serious global issue, increasing in their frequency and impact to our lives, with seasonal patterns that affect different world regions throughout the year. Babcock delivers a fully integrated and professional aerial firefighting management service, underpinned by our own proprietary technology investments and internally delivered mission specialist pilot training, in order to be the leader of market transformation. We operate both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft throughout Europe and Australia making Babcock arguably the world’s largest aerial firefighting business.

Search and Rescue

We are a leading provider of aerial search and rescue services developed over many years through our businesses in Spain and the UK with a strong position on delivering search and rescue services to the oil and gas sector. We provide a customised service offering by adding experience from our market leading position in aerial emergency services to deliver a value-added service for our customers.

Military Aviation

Babcock operates at the heart of the UK and French military flying training programmes delivering pilot and aircrew training, procuring and supporting training assets and providing technical airfield support services. We support the UK’s fast jet aircrew training and deliver aircraft engineering support to the entire UK military air fixed-wing training fleets, and we are proud to be working alongside the French Air Force delivering both fixed-wing and rotary-wing military flying training to the Air Force and Army. We also support military customers through the provision of operational aviation services.

Oil & Gas

Babcock delivers critical, complex and bespoke crew change services in the North Sea, Mediterranian and Australasian regions, transporting over 215,000 passengers to oil and gas platforms annually. Our long-term collaborative approach with our customers enables us to be there whenever they want us.

We fly over 132,000 hours per year, delivering emergency medical, firefighting and environmental missions. We’re proud to have over 50 years’ experience in saving lives and protecting the environment.