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Search and Rescue operations by the numbers


SAR missions completed last year


SAR flight hours logged last year


million km2 surveyed in SAR operations last year


operating bases


SAR aircraft


specialized SAR crew members
Babcock search and rescue crew members preparing for a mission

Delivering total peace-of-mind

Babcock is a leading provider of aerial search and rescue services developed over many years completing thousands of missions and rescuing thousands of people annually in Australia, Spain and the UK.

We can help you with:

  • A full range of individual and turn-key solutions
  • A customized fleet of aircraft and equipment
  • Asset and fleet management
  • Highly trained and specialist SAR professionals
  • Specialized aircrew training
Air ambulance transporting critical care patients

Specialized training, aircraft and equipment

For over 25 years, Babcock has been there when you need us, providing life-saving search and rescue services with:

  • Hot and high capabilities
  • Auto-hover systems
  • Power hoists
  • Infrared technology
  • Radar and communications systems

A globally recognized leader in aerial SAR operations

Highly trained and specialized SAR professionals
Customized fleet of aircraft and equipment
A full range of individual and turnkey services
Experience in conditions like those in Canada

How we do it

Search and rescue operations require rapid, safe and effective responses to critical emergencies.

Babcock’s response is made possible by combining experienced and skilled team members with the operational capabilities of our aircraft.

Our over-500 crew members undertake exhaustive, specialized in-house training to carry out the mission-critical SAR operations that we run. Their training covers everything from in-flight medical care, to crisis management.

Search and Rescue in the Newsroom

News   |  11/30/2018

Manitoba Wildfire Suppression Services

November 30, 2018 – Babcock is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract for aerial firefighting by the Government of Manitoba, Canada. The Wildfire […]

News   |  12/21/2018

Babcock joins the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Babcock is pleased to announce that it has joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) as a non-Aboriginal member business. The CCAB builds bridges […]

Case study   |  01/18/2019

The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR)

INAER delivers and maintains the technology and equipment that SASEMAR relies upon to carry out its vital search and rescue operations around Spain’s coastline.

Standing by to answer 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.