Babcock is one of Australia's largest independent emergency and mission-critical helicopter providers. Working across both onshore and offshore services, we operate within a reinforced culture of safety, competency and commitment to offer superior service delivery to our customers.
With over 25 years’ aviation experience in Australia, Babcock is one of the country’s largest independent emergency and mission-critical helicopter providers. We operate within a reinforced culture of safety, competency and commitment to offer superior service delivery to our customers.
Babcock is a leading provider of specialised aerial operations, ground support and training services and provide services for a diverse range of clients including Federal and State Government and public and private sector companies.
We operate state-of-the-art aircraft with specialised mission equipment to deliver complex, critical and bespoke support services in Surveillance, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Search and Rescue (SAR), Police, Marine Pilot Transfer, Oil & Gas passenger transportation, Fire Fighting and Defence.
We deliver aircraft engineering assets, equipment and maintenance support to ensure availability and operational support across multiple airworthiness jurisdictions; commercial and military.
In a typical year, our global team of 3,000 staff undertake over 135,000 flying hours, 40,000 hours of pilot training and 61,400 emergency healthcare missions, rescue 8,650 people and transport over 227,700 oil & gas passengers. We are very proud to attract growing demand for our services, year on year, being trusted to support these critical and lifesaving operations.
Australasian Aviation Highlights
Responding to over 6,000 missions each year
Safely transferring over 10,000 passengers each year
Transporting over 30,000 kilograms of freights per annum
Over 12,000 flight hours annually
12 operational bases across Australia
32 aircraft at 12 bases across 6 states
A mixed fleet of Airbus H175, Sikorsky S92, Leonardo AW139 and Bell 412 aircraft
Day, night and all weather operations
Night-vision device (NVD) capability
Specialised equipment for search and surveillance
Over 4,800 Search and Rescue and 11,400 Emergency Medical Service missions in 2017
Emergency Medical Services
Babcock has a fleet of ambulance-configured helicopters, supporting emergency medical situations in those places where it is difficult to use other means of transport; including traffic accidents, rescues and emergency transport between hospitals. Our services operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Babcock provides dedicated helicopters and aircraft maintenance services for Ambulance Victoria, Government of South Australia, RACQ Central Queensland Rescue Service, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service and Queensland Health.
By understanding our clients’ goals and strategic objectives, we are able to deliver flexible and successful partnerships, improve service quality and efficiency to strengthen community relationships and better meet patient needs.
Internationally, we are the largest supplier of helicopter emergency medical services in Australia, Italy, Spain, France and Sweden with fleets consisting of rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
Search & Rescue
Babcock ensures rapid response in search and rescue operations at sea and over land. Our aircraft are equipped with sophisticated search capabilities, for day and night operations. More than 500 crew members undergo exhaustive training to achieve the high level of specialisation that these life-saving missions require.
Babcock provides extensive experience, specialised equipment and diverse configuration options to Ambulance Victoria, Government of South Australia, RACQ Central Queensland Rescue Service and RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
Babcock play a vital role with both Federal and State police forces in supporting their efforts to prevent crime, preserve life and protect property.
With experience in all types of airborne law enforcement, Babcock have been providing a fast, reliable and professional support solution to the Government of South Australia, since 2005. Our highly skilled crews use the unique capabilities of the aircraft to deliver effective assistance in special policing operations.
Babcock has also been an integral and trusted part of the Federal Government’s Australian Border Force since 1995. We provide 24-hour, all weather, strategic and tactical aerial surveillance equipment to protect Australia’s borders.
Oil & Gas
With more than 50 years’ global experience in offshore helicopter transportation services, Babcock has established itself as a trusted oil & gas helicopter provider in Australia since 2013.
Operating from Truscott, Barrow Island, Darwin and Dili, with headquarters in Perth and Darwin, we safely transport workers and cargo to and from offshore rigs, providing medical evacuation and undertaking search and rescue missions. We comply with all health, safety and environment, and quality assurance regulations and support each mission with two dedicated helicopters; one as lead and the other as back up.
Babcock’s fleet ranges of single and multi-engine helicopters, operating a mixed fleet of Sikorsky S-92, Leonardo AW 139 and Airbus H175 aricraft. Our services are delivered on an immediate response basis, operating 24/7, 365 days a year, day and night and all-weather operations to safely transfer over 10,000 passengers and transport over 30,000 kilograms of freight each year.
Amongst our customers are PTTEP Australasia, Woodside Energy Ltd, ConocoPhillips Australia, ENI Australia, Chevron, Repsol, Nexen Petroleum UK, Shell, Saipen and Premier Oil, among others.
Our services are delivered on an immediate response basis. Babcock’s fleet ranges of single and multi-engine helicopters operating in a multitude of environments.
- Around 4,800 Search and Rescue and 11,400 Emergency Medical Service missions in 2017
- Over 12,000 flight hours annually
- 12 operational bases across Australia
- 32 aircraft across six states
- A mixed fleet of Airbus H175, Sikorsky S92, Leonardo AW139 and Bell 412 aircraft
- Day, night and all weather operations
- Night-vision device (NVD) capability
- Specialised equipment for search and surveillance