Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia

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Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia
HeadquartersAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
Key people
Craig Lockhart, CEO
ParentBabcock International Edit this on Wikidata

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.


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]


Australian Helicopters Bell 412

BMCS operates on behalf of the following organisations:

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


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


  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 -
  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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