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Babcock France looks to Thales for new Parts-by-the-Hour contract

Jul 03. 2024  Thales has signed a multi-year, Parts-By-Hour (PBH) contract with BABCOCK France to support the EC145 fleet of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile and the French Gendarmerie Nationale. This agreement includes the provisioning of comprehensive support services for the Thales avionics equipment installed onboard the fleet of 48 Airbus EC145 helicopters operating across mainland France and overseas territories.

Our contract covers the entire MEGHAS® avionics suite, including the Vehicle and Engine Monitoring Display (VEMD), Caution and Advisory Display (CAD), Smart Multifunction Displays (SMDs), control panels, air data units, temperature probes and more.

The Thales PBH coverage will provide Babcock France with guaranteed availability of parts based on advanced exchanges and predictable maintenance cost based on a flat rate per flight hour.

This contract follows recent announcements from Airbus Helicopters and Babcock, who have been selected by the French Ministry of Armed Forces Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance (DMAé) to ensure support and maintenance for the helicopters.

Thales is very much looking forward to contributing to the success of Babcock in supporting the Sécurité Civile and the French Gendarmerie Nationale.

Pictured above, left-right: Marc Boyer de la Giroday (Director of Helicopter Support & Services, Thales), Vincent Delebecque (BD Director Aviation MRO, Babcock France), Emma Martin (Sales Manager, Thales).


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