The Helicopter Company expands its fleet
With the purchase of 26 aircraft
The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced in the last days that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters.
The agreement was signed by Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of THC and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, in the presence of His Excellency Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Investment and His Excellency Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness.
The partnership will contribute to the ongoing expansion of THC’s regional fleet ahead of announcing a new journey as a General Aviation champion, with twenty orders of the newly launched five bladed H-145 and six ACH-160 models. All aircraft feature cutting-edge technologies and biofuel-compatible engines, marking a significant milestone in developing alternatives to conventional aviation fuels and achieving decarbonization of helicopter flights.
THC previously signed an agreement to buy 10 H-125 helicopters to increase access to domestic tourism destinations and provide services such as filming and aerial surveying and is now further expanding its services with the addition of the H-145 and H-160 to its fleet.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency