The Helicopter Company (THC) has taken delivery of an H125 from Rotortrade. This is its 11th H125 purchase from the global helicopter dealership which it acquired earlier this year to help develop Saudi Arabia’s helicopter transport infrastructure and meet the growing demand for helicopter services in the Kingdom and beyond.
The H125, specially modified for aerial work, was due to enter service in November. It is also the first H125 in THC’s livery. With this delivery, THC’s fleet will reach 47 by the end of 2023 and, with further deliveries planned for next year, the total is expected to increase to 65 by the end of 2024.
CEO captain Arnaud Martinez says: “THC’s hard work and ambition have enabled us to grow at an unprecedented scale with plans to manage a fleet of over 100 by 2026. The delivery of the H125 from our partner Rotortrade will allow us to continue delivering unparalleled service and value to our customers, while pushing the boundaries of innovation in the industry. THC is committed to investing in high quality, cutting-edge aircraft as we never compromise when it comes to our world-class operations. We are determined to prove that everything is possible in aviation with the right partner, and our work with Rotortrade is a great example of this. Together, we will continue to make an impact in the Kingdom and beyond, catering to our customers with our diverse range of services.”
Rotortrade CEO Philippe Lubrano adds: “Rotortrade takes great pride in our ability to deliver helicopters tailored to our customers’ exact requirements, meeting their needs and urgency even when OEMs are unable to provide a helicopter within the required timeframe. In this particular case, our parent company THC encountered a year waiting period for a new helicopter from the OEM, prompting us to source a pre-owned solution. This showcases our unwavering dedication to delivering the most effective solutions to our clients, ensuring the fulfilment of their operational requirements. As part of this commitment, Rotortrade is reinforcing its engineering and modification capabilities in France and the US to ensure timely delivery of helicopters tailored to our customers’ exact specifications.”