Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore has given the green light to supply Northern Ireland with a new air ambulance service. The beginning of the operation was in 2013 to campaign the commencement of the new facility to be built In regards to the new air crafts. Babcock has agreed to hold a 3-year contract with an additional 2 years pending as they monitor the outcome through the time serving. During the duration of the contract they Babcock will supply a total of two Airbus helicopters H135 light twins. Although two helicopters have been promised it has yet to be released what exact helicopters will be handed over to the Air ambulance of Northern Ireland. Speculation from Flight Fleets Analyzer lists that it currently has “two Safran Helicopter Engines Arrius 2B2-powered examples currently in storage, registered as G-SASA and G-WONN.” These helicopters have past experience in the same field having “operated for the Scottish Ambulance Service and the South and East Wales Police Air Support Unit, respectively."
As Babcock is extremely well known and continues to provide the world with its services. It is the UKs largest provided of the HEM using a fleet of H135s and larger H145s and operate out of 20 bases across the UK.
Not only has theyre remarkable work been extended to Ireland but has spread out by suppling the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in England. The Yorshire Air Ambulance has recently put two of their “two new H145s G-YOAC) into service from its Nostell, West Yorkshire base.”
The Investment is said to be worth an approximated around £12 million ($16 million), and have two rotorcraft awaiting to be replaced alongside a pair of MD Helicopters MD902s that have been put for sale in the market.
The Aircrafts with the medium twin have been said to begin their services on September 3.