Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia

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Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia
Private
Industry Airline
Founded 1990
Headquarters Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Key people
Craig Lockhart, CEO
Parent Babcock International
Website www.babcockinternational.com/Locations/Australasia

Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia, formerly Australian Helicopters, is an Australian helicopter operator serving the Government, EMS, Transport & Television markets. Operating a mix of light and medium turbine-engined helicopters, it performs helicopter transport and air work for a number of private and government clients across Queensland and South Australia. The company is a subsidiary of Babcock International.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1990 as Reef Helicopters. In 2003, Reef Helicopters merged with Marine Helicopters. In 2004, the company was rebranded to Australian Helicopters.[1] The business has steadily grown and in June 2010, employed 137 staff across 8 bases from Adelaide to the Torres Strait.[1]

Clients[edit]

Australian Helicopters Bell 412

BMCS operates on behalf of the following organisations:

  • Queensland Ambulance Service - Torres Strait Ambulance (EMS) [2]
  • Australian Customs Service (Transport & Survailence) [3]
  • Victorian Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) [4]
  • South Australian State Rescue Helicopter Service (EMS) [5]
  • Australian Defence Force (SAR & Training)

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2015, the BMCS fleet comprised[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sky is the Limit". Business Review Australia. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Torres Strait Ambulance Website Archived 10 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Major Overhaul on Border Protections Chopper - Helitorque.com
  4. ^ Air Ambulance Helicopters Archived 29 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Ambulance Victoria.
  5. ^ 5DME Adelaide - MAC Rescue Helicopter Service
  6. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search Archived 11 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. using "Australian Helicopters" as the search parameter. Search conducted April 2012.

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