Babcock has received Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certification from Transport Canada. By meeting the regulatory requirements set by Transport Canada, Babcock receives authorization to perform maintenance on aircraft, avionics, instruments and structures for the following types: Beech King Air, Canadair CL 215, Canadair CL 415/215T, Cessna Citation 560, and Gulfstream Turbo Commander.
“We are delighted to have received Approved Maintenance Organization certification from Transport Canada. This is an important milestone for Babcock as we continue to grow our Canadian aviation line of business,” said Rob Dyas, VP, aviation, Babcock Canada.
Within its aviation division, Babcock operates and maintains approximately 600 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in multiple countries, annually logging more than 20,000 hours of aerial firefighting, 58,000 hours of air ambulance flights, and 6,500 hours of search and rescue. Last year, Babcock delivered over 68,500 military flying hours to over 20,000 trainees, supporting the flying with 10 aeronautical maintenance centres in seven countries.
In terms of the recent AMO approval for maintaining Canadair CL 215 and Canadair CL 415/215T waterbombers, Babcock Canada will be on hand at the upcoming Aerial Firefighting Conference – March 31, 2020, at Abbotsford International Airport, YXX, to discuss these developments, along with the range of services it provides to the sector.