50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Babcock expands into major new Gloucestershire engineering facility

Download: Printable PDF Date: 11 Sep 2016 16:09 category:
Babcock expands into major new Gloucestershire engineering facility - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Aircraft: Helicopters

Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore has acquired a 20,000-square-foot hangar at Gloucestershire Airport as a base for its growing helicopter maintenance, repair, overhaul and installations operations.

The facility – located very close to the company’s existing Staverton headquarters – will become a major new engineering base for the company.

“The new facility will become operational in the next few weeks and will deliver a significant increase in our helicopter engineering capability, both in terms of maintaining our fleet, but also in providing bespoke design and installations for our customers,” said Tim Shattock, managing director of Babcock MCS Onshore.

The hangar will initially feature three aircraft bays but future developments will see it become capable of accommodating up to six aircraft, reducing the pressure on existing hangar spaces and improving the ability to schedule and turn around critical work on behalf of Babcock’s U.K. and international customers.

“Bringing this hangar on-line will signal a new chapter in our development as the U.K.’s leading provider of air ambulance support,” said Shattock. “It will give us a tremendous base from which to deliver mission-critical installations and upgrades for our customers.”

“We welcome the Babcock acquisition, which consolidates our position as the U.K.’s leading general aviation airport,” said Darren Lewington, operations director at Gloucestershire Airport. “The emergency service and special task helicopter activity here is a vital and vibrant part of our business.  Further hangar development will take place at the airport this year and further job creation is expected as a result.”


Loading comments for Babcock expands into major new Gloucestershire engineering facility...


The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East...

Bell to showcase vertical lift innovations at HAI Heli Expo 2018

Bell Helicopter will display its new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless from booth # C5122 at Heli Expo 2018, which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Ce...

Satcom Direct marks a decade as an Inmarsat Connected Partner for SwiftBroadband

Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation connectivity provider, is celebrating 10 years of partnership with global mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat.  The milestone annivers...

High-tech solutions used in airborne inspection of Latvian power grids

In this age of new technologies, all industries are trying to implement innovative solutions to make their daily operations easier and more efficient. As is the Latvian transmission systems operator A...