Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of SA has been extended until October 2022.
Babcock will continue to deliver emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement services for the SA State Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHS), on behalf of the SA Government.
The contract extension includes an additional Bell 412 helicopter to operate from Adelaide Airport, replacing an EC130 aircraft and operating alongside two existing Bell 412s.
Babcock Australasia’s Managing Director – Aviation and Critical Services, Darren Moncrieff, said Babcock has been supporting the SA Government’s rotary wing emergency air ambulance and SAR requirements for fifteen years.
“Based at Adelaide Airport, Babcock operate the aircraft for the SA Police (SAPOL) and the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS),” Moncrieff said. “We have worked together with these government agencies since 2005, maintaining and operating the helicopter fleet to support safe flying missions, along with safety in the community.
“Babcock personnel have established a strong working relationship with the user agency personnel and deliver all aspects of operational training for the medical and law enforcement personnel.”