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Babcock and Airbus Helicopters to support Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile H145-D3 fleet

Posted 4 December 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 that provides rescue services throughout France.

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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.”  

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