Babcock appoints new director of offshore business


Offshore helicopter services provider Babcock has appointed Simon Meakins as director of its UK offshore helicopter business.

Babcock provides crew change and search and rescue services to offshore oil and gas platforms.

Meakins trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF and has been with Babcock since 2011. He will be moving into the role of director from his position as the company’s director of flight operations.

He said: “I’m extremely pleased to move into this role. North Sea helicopter operations are an incredibly dynamic business that now more than ever demand total commitment to the highest standards in safety and customer service.

“Our teams in Aberdeen, Sumburgh and Blackpool have tremendous experience and we are proud to operate our mixed fleet of helicopters on behalf of some of the biggest names in oil and gas.”

Simon will be taking over from Rob Dyas who will be moving to a new role with Babcock in Canada.

Meakins continued: “I see a truly positive direction for this business and for the wider industry we serve. This is reflected in the number of exciting new opportunities we are currently pursuing with customers old and new.

“We have recently secured a new hangar at the East side of Aberdeen International Airport. This has further improved our capabilities in Aberdeen and underlines our commitment to the industry we have been serving for more than two decades.”