Dec 4, 2023
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 who performs rescue services throughout France.
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, one person every 33 minutes is rescued throughout the country.
Vincent Delebecque, BD Aviation Director – MRO at Babcock France says, “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. This contract shows our expertise supporting H145 and H135 helicopters and the trust our customers place in us.”