Babcock provides vital support to next gen of Ukrainian Air Force pilots

Babcock International Group is proud to be providing vital support to the next generation of Ukrainian Air Force pilots as they prepare to fly F-16 fighter jets.

The first ten trainee pilots have successfully completed the Elementary Flying Training (EFT) phase of the Ukrainian Pilot Force development and training programme.

Notably, Babcock has supplied the Grob Tutor aircraft for this phase, including all the technical and operational support functions. Our team has ensured that the training programme was completed ahead of time and aircraft availability was 100%.

RAF instructors have been teaching the pilots general handling procedures, instrument flying, medium and low-level navigation, and formation flying.

The graduates will now move onto the next stage of their flight training, supported by Babcock, to prepare them for training on the F-16 aircraft, operated by other countries in the Air Force Capability Coalition including Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Babcock is steadfast with its commitment to providing critical support for Ukraine’s military operations.

As part of the tripartite agreement between Babcock, the UK Government and Ukrainian Government, Babcock is the lead industrial partner in Ukraine’s Capability Enhancement Programme and is currently supporting the Ukrainian Navy with the maintenance of two mine countermeasures vessels following their transfer from the UK Royal Navy.

Additionally, Babcock is providing operational support to Land armoured vehicles, such as Challenger 2 tanks, training Ukrainian personnel and managing vital equipment, supply chains and spares.