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Babcock to support Airbus H145 fleet of Sécurité Civile in France

December 4, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

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Babcock and Airbus Helicopters have been awarded a new contract to support the Airbus H145-D3 fleet of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue services throughout France.

In a Dec.1 news release, Babcock officials said the four-year contract, awarded by the French Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance (DMAé), includes maintenance in operational condition (MCO) of the four Airbus five-bladed, H145 helicopters, operated by the Sécurité Civile in France, its mission equipment and support resources.

Established in 1957, the helicopter division of the Sécurité Civile operates a fleet of 37 Airbus helicopters on call 24/7 throughout France for rescue missions. With 15,000 missions carried out each year, Babcock says that one person every 33 minutes is rescued throughout the country.

“We are very proud to be responsible for the maintenance of these four new H145-D3 aircraft, reinforcing the very best of French know-how in the service of civil security,” Vincent Delebecque, BD aviation director – MRO at Babcock France, said in the release.



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