Babcock, Airbus awarded contract to support H145-D3 helicopters fleet of France

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

Noteworthy, 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-D3 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.

Notably, with 15,000 missions carried out each year, one person every 33 minutes is rescued throughout the country.