Babcock wins first military ground support contract in France

Babcock has been awarded a 10-year multi-million contract for the global support of air transit and aircraft operation equipment by the Aeronautical Maintenance Department (French Ministry of Armed Forces).

This is Babcock’s first significant Land Sector contract in France, and will be supported by capability transfer from our UK business. France is a focus country for Babcock, and this new contract extends its support for the French Armed Forces.

In the first half of 2023, Babcock, in partnership with AES and TLD (part of Alvest Group), will set up operations on five military bases in France, including a customer-focused support coordination centre in Bordeaux-Beauséjour. Teams of technicians will work on 26 military bases (Air Force, Navy and Army) in France and abroad with a workshop truck.

Babcock will be responsible for management, fleet management including fleet rationalisation and renewal, and maintenance of a large part of the equipment. AES will be responsible for logistical support, supply and delivery of spare parts and TLD will provide specific high value-added equipment. Pierre Basquin, CEO Babcock France said:

«This first GSE contract is an important and strategic step for Babcock in France, and we are proud that the Aeronautical Maintenance Department has trusted us to provide this essential service. This new contract places us in a good position for future opportunities in the land sector and with the French armed forces. We are looking forward to this new challenge.”