Published on November 1st, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
Babcock Aviation Helicopter Trials
The Babcock Aviation Onshore team based in Cork recently completed a detailed programme of helicopter trials and training for the introduction of a new offshore Dive Support Vessel (DSV). The trials were delivered as part of a major decommissioning project on behalf of customer PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd. (formerly Marathon Oil Ireland Ltd.) using Eurocopter EC135 T2+ EI-KEL.
After a successful trials programme and helideck inspection, teams have now started providing crew-change flights to and from the vessel. Maureen Walsh, Base Manager for the Cork base said: “Our teams in Ireland and across the UK are specialists in HEMS and Oil and Gas crew transport, but gaining the right approvals for operating a new vessel is an essential regulatory requirement.
“We managed the training flights completely in-house and planned them around the vessel’s programme so we were able to get all the right approvals in place without disrupting our customer’s schedule. A great start to continued operations with Kinsale Energy.”