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Military flying training and support by the numbers


years of experience in military aviation


military flying training hours provided to the French Air Force every year


military flying training hours delivered last year


aeronautical maintenance centres in 7 countries


aircraft technicians and engineers (military and civil) to deliver any service required


year contract to support the French Air Force with training, fleet management and air station support


of all UK Ministry of Defence flying training hours supported

What we do

Babcock delivers fully-supported cutting-edge military aviation programs — designed by military aircrews for military aircrews to achieve world-class results.

Babcock has more than 100 years of tried and true global aviation best practices to draw on. Our forward-looking and collaborative process fuses these insights with unmatched pilot-centric thought leadership, individualized training programs, and a global network of military air power experts.

Globally recognized military flying training and support

Mission-ready personnel and assets
Low risk transition and fit-for-purpose training solutions
Blended learning solution ensures maximized student engagement
Experienced world-class instructors
Agile asset management ensuring reliable availability and maximum flexibility
Aviation infrastructure, aircraft and airbase support
Technology agnostic fit-for-need approach

How we do it

Babcock applies the science of learning and re-imagined student-centric training with a company-wide mission-critical operations mindset and world-leading, multinational military flying training experience. We harness aviation and military flying training best practices to deliver innovative and cost-effective military flying training programs, optimized for individual learning and outcomes.

We ensure the world’s best aircrew trainees receive the world’s best flying training

As an aviation-minded company, Canadian training and support requirements align perfectly to what we do. This is our core business, and Babcock knows how to do it better and more cost effectively than anyone else. Along with the best modern military flying training available, we can help you improve on-going operations and enhance a forward-looking environment for military aviation by creating an efficient and effective training solution.

The benefits of better training

Take advantage of training that ensures personnel and assets are mission-ready at all times.

Fully individualized training programs

Innovation for classroom, simulator and in-flight training

World-class instruction and support

The best technology solutions for the training environment

Students better prepared for operational aircraft conversions

Reduction of costly student holdovers

The results of Babcock training speak for themselves

“It’s a positive, collaborative whole force relationship with Babcock and RAF personnel. [Babcock] has a good cultural attitude to air safety…”

Group Captain Edwards
Commandant No 6 Flying Training School RAF

“The outsourcing of flight hours and maintenance is a real model of performance… a major advantage for preparing our future fighter pilots”

General Marc Demier
Commanding Officer EALAT – Armée de l’Air

Standing by to help with your questions

Chris Hodson

Director, Business Development

As a global aviation professional, Chris Hodson has built expertise across both the defense and commercial sectors of the aerospace market. He has worked closely with federal governments, non-governmental organizations and multi-national enterprises in the provision of tailored aviation solutions.

Military Flying Training in the Newsroom

News   |  06/16/2022

Canada’s Leading Defence Companies Expand Collaboration on Leadership Award for Women in STEM

Babcock is delighted to be working with L3Harris Technologies, Thales, and CAE, to support the Canadian Industrial Leadership Award (CILA). CILA has previously invested nearly $1 million in awards, internships and company mentorships since its launch in 2019.
News   |  05/05/2022

Executive Flight Centre, a leading Canadian provider of aerodrome site support services, joins Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training for the FAcT program

Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is delighted to announce a partnership with Executive Flight Centre, a leading Canadian provider of aerodrome site support services, for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program.
News   |  05/25/2021

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada Join Forces for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) and to create a Canadian joint venture.