Emergency Medical Services

Babcock has a fleet of medical helicopters and airplanes, capable of travelling quickly, and safely to those places where other modes of transport are difficult to use; traffic accidents, mountain rescues or emergency transport between hospitals.

The average response time for a medical helicopter is 17 minutes in a rural environment and 8 minutes in city centres. We are always looking for ways to improve this. On those medical emergency and civil protection missions where time is vital, the best partner is the one able to respond in the fastest possible time.

Saving lives and taking care of our environment

By reducing the response time, we not only save lives but minimise the long term effect of injuries. To help us achieve this, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) aircraft are equipped with the necessary health care systems to stabilize the patient during fight.

The role of aircraft is essential in many critical situations; not only for locating, rescuing and evacuating patients but also for transporting materials and equipment to the affected area. Their use in daily medical assistance is becoming more and more versatile, aimed above all at assisting patients in critical condition.

Along with the flight crew, medical staff play a crucial role in patient safety. They are able to provide initial care at the site of the accident, look after the patient during the transfer to the hospital and brief the doctors who will provide further treatment.

With over 30 years of experience in EMS services, the most up to date fleet and equipment, the best qualified personnel and medical bases in all the countries it operates, Babcock is trusted by clients such as international, national and regional government bodies and charity organisations. Also, Babcock is the only operator in Spain, Italy and Portugal running medical bases which operate 24 hours a day.

Key Facts

  • Operations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Sweden and Finland.
  • Experts in specialised training for doctors and nurses, including an EMS simulator.
  • More than 1,000 specialised professionals.
  • 62,950 EMS missions in 2016.

Contact Us

Chris Hodson

Director, Business Development – Aviation

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.