Rob Dyas completed a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001, before graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a British Army Officer. He trained as a helicopter pilot and flew numerous aircraft types across Europe and Africa including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dyas started in the commercial helicopter industry flying Super Pumas on the UK North Sea in 2009 and joined Babcock in 2013 as its Chief Pilot. Dyas was subsequently appointed as the Operations Director and then the Managing Director (Accountable Executive) for Babcock’s Oil and Gas helicopter transportation and Search and Rescue business of 450 people across multiple sites in the UK.
Dyas currently holds the position of Vice President Aviation for Babcock Canada. He moved to Canada in January 2019 to lead the mobilization of the Aerial Fire Fighting contract that Babcock was awarded in Manitoba. His remit not only covers operating and growing Babcock’s civilian business but also its military one, where Babcock is proud to be a qualified supplier for the Future Aircrew Training program.