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THC expands heli ops in Saudi Arabia with trio of partnerships
Agreements to purchase and operate Airbus SAF-powered helicopters plus AW139s increases THC’s rotary capabilities in Saudi Arabia. Cooperation with Rotortrade will also accelerate the development of a heli infrastructure there.
THC and Airbus are advancing UAM in Saudi Arabia.
Read this story in our April 2022 printed issue.

Rotary operator The Helicopter Company (THC) has signed an agreement with Airbus that allows it to continue to expand its helicopter activities while introducing urban air mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

THC currently operates ten Airbus H125s and has recently added 20 five-bladed H145s (with an option for an additional ten aircraft) and six ACH160 helicopters (with an option for an additional four) to its fleet.

The agreement is a step towards decarbonising flight operations for Airbus products in THC's fleet. This includes the use of sustainable aviation fuels for conventional helicopters, as well as the introduction of urban air mobility (UAM) services in the country for emergency medical services, eco tourism and private and business aviation.

THC CEO captain Arnaud Martinez says: “This is a significant move toward the introduction and efficient operations of cleaner helicopters and advanced technologies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are pleased to be a part of this unique opportunity to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the urban transportation market together with Airbus.”

“We are looking forward to working closely with THC to further develop our strong commitment to the decarbonisation of our customers' missions,” adds Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even. “This agreement with one of our major partners is an important step towards pioneering sustainable air transportation services around the world.”

The Helicopter Company is a state-owned and operated entity, the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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