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Tue, 19 Dec 2017

Babcock Takes Delivery of Two Airbus H175 Helicopters in Australia

Babcock International, a global offshore service provider, has taken delivery of two Airbus H175 helicopters at a ceremony in Darwin, Australia.

Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste.

The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in the Timor Sea, approximately 500 kilometres northwest of Darwin.

Babcock International, a global offshore service provider, has taken delivery of two Airbus H175 helicopters at a ceremony in Darwin, Australia. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. Click to enlarge.

Both H175s were freighted to Australia on a single Antonov cargo plane to secure their quick introduction to service on 1 January 2018.

The Airbus team has worked closely with Babcock to train 27 pilots and engineers in the assembly, flight and maintenance of the H175s.

Babcock will employ a further 19 Timorese to support the aircraft at their base, including four local engineers who will attend training at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in France in early 2018.

The two new helicopters join Babcock’s existing global fleet of H175s and will support the company’s regional footprint as they transfer more than 9000 passengers and 30 tonnes of freight each year.

With extremely powerful engines, up to 270 nautical miles radius of operation and the latest technology in avionics and automation, the H175 was specifically designed for the oil and gas, and search and rescue sectors. 

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