Saudi Arabia's The Helicopter Company to Buy 10 Airbus Helicopters
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Saudi Arabia's The Helicopter Company to Buy 10 Airbus Helicopters

To be deployed in tourism and entertainment sectors

TLME News Service

Saudi Arabia's The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters.

The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wider aviation sector.

Considered a multi-task aircraft, the Airbus H125 can carry up to six passengers and be easily reconfigured to suit varying requirements.

THC will utilize the new additions to its fleet to roll out new services related to scenic tourism and aerial work such as filming, banner towing, and surveying.

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Commenting on the purchase agreement, Capt. Arnaud Martinez, CEO of THC said: “By signing this agreement, THC has taken a massive step in expanding its fleet and implementing its ambitious operational plan.

"We are proud to be contributing to the advancement of Saudi Arabia’s tourism and aviation industries through our innovative air transport services that guarantee passengers a one-of-a-kind experience to relish the beauty of the Kingdom from above.”

PIF established THC as part of its strategy to activate new sectors in Saudi Arabia that support the realization of Vision 2030 and generate long-term commercial returns.

The Kingdom’s first local commercial helicopter operator, THC has been offering private flights since mid-2019 and is now expanding its services with the addition of the H125 to its fleet.

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