Babcock Australasia Onshore Aviation is preparing for another year of growth as the business marks 30 years of operations in Australia.
A key government contractor, the business is part of Babcock International Group, which operates the world’s largest helicopter fleet, supporting emergency medical services, search and rescue missions, surveillance, marine pilot and offshore passenger transport in Australia as well as firefighting overseas.
In Australia, Onshore Aviation’s managing director Darren Moncrieff says the company remains true to its mission and is trusted to deliver. “Emergency services and government agencies trust us to provide the hardware, technical know-how and personnel to support critical operations which save lives and keep the nation secure,” says Moncrieff.
“They not only trust us to deliver, they trust us with their brand. We pride ourselves on strong, collaborative relationships with emergency services workers and the agencies who employ them.
“We use our comprehensive experience and aviation expertise to achieve the results expected by our clients and the wider community.”
In addition to its vast fleet, including the modern AW139 aircraft, Babcock International is the launch customer for the new H160, bringing enhanced capability to its mission critical aviation services. While the company currently operates helicopters in Australia, there are plans to expand the fleet to include fixed-wing aircraft, drawing on Babcock’s international expertise.
“Babcock offers turnkey solutions to keep our clients in the air on task,” says Moncrieff. “We make our aviation platforms work for them, on their terms, drawing on our experienced aircrew, engineering services and training programs.
“Our aircrew are highly trained, highly skilled and highly professional with specialist skills for special mission work such as winching, search and rescue missions, fast rope operations and night vision capability for working at night.
“We are a truly 24/7, 365 days a year operation. We are there to support the emergency services who are there when the nation needs them”.