Saudi’s The Helicopter Company agrees to buy 26 more Airbus Helicopters

THC expands fleet with the purchase of 26 aircraft from ©Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in mid-2019 has signed its second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. This agreement is for 20 of the newly launched five-blade H145 and six ACH160 aircraft. Both models will be powered by biofuel-compatible engines as part of the Kingdom’s policy of decarbonising its aircraft.

The first agreement with Airbus was for ten Hi25 helicopters to increase access to domestic tourism destinations and provide services such as filming and aerial surveying. “Our mission is to create a world-class National Aviation Champion and by signing this agreement with our trusted partner Airbus, we mark an important milestone in our journey to grow together with the nation in focus to fulfil Saudi Vision 2030. This deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to introduce new services with advanced technology that fulfil market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wider aviation sector,” said Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of THC.

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