Babcock has won its first significant Land Sector contract in France following the award of a 10-year multi-million contract from the Aeronautical Maintenance Department (French Ministry of Armed Forces) for the global support of air transit and aircraft operation.
As part of the contract, Babcock will partner with AES and TLD (part of Alvest Group) in the first half of 2023 to set up operations on five military bases in France, including a customer-focused support coordination centre in Bordeaux-Beauséjour. Teams of technicians will work on 26 military bases (Air Force, Navy and Army) in France and abroad with a workshop truck.
According to Babcock, the company will be responsible for management, fleet management including fleet rationalization and renewal, and maintenance of a large part of the equipment. AES will be responsible for logistical support, supply and delivery of spare parts and TLD will provide specific high value-added equipment.
Pierre Basquin, CEO Babcock France said: “This first GSE contract is an important and strategic step for Babcock in France, and we are proud that the Aeronautical Maintenance Department has trusted us to provide this essential service. This new contract places us in a good position for future opportunities in the land sector and with the French armed forces. We are looking forward to this new challenge.”