Helicopters The Helicopter Company orders 10 Airbus H125

Airbus Helicopters has announced, that the Helicopter Company (THC) has ordered 10 Airbus H125 helicopters.

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The Helicopter Company and Airbus Helicopters have signed a purchase agreement for 10 H125 helicopters. It underlines THC´s commitment to expand its fleet and to introduce new services. THC is a fully-owned operator by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia.

Airbus´ H125 is known as being very versatile and suitable for multi-role missions. It can accommodate up to six passengers and can be reconfigured to suit different requirements for different missions.

THC is expected to use the H125s to introduce a series of new services related to scenic tourism and aerial work, which includes filming, surveying and banner towing. The Airbus H125 is a light utility helicopter and suited for these missions.

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.”

“I would like to thank our partners at Airbus Helicopters who have ensured we have reached an agreement that matches our requirements, and we look forward to furthering our collaboration in the near future. I would also like to extend our thanks to PIF for their enduring support since our founding as we work together to advance Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry,” Martinez concluded.

Ben Bridge, Executive Vice President of Global Business at Airbus Helicopters added: “This order marks the beginning of a new partnership with The Helicopter Company and we welcome them as a new Airbus Helicopters customer [...] The H125 is the perfect helicopter for developing commercial operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it is a powerful and truly versatile aircraft particularly suited to hot and high environments,” he added.

THC was established by PIF to explore new sectors in Saudi Arabia that generate commercial returns in the longer term. Since mid-2019, THC has been offering private flights.

Source © airbus.com

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