DALLAS - Airbus and The Helicopter Company (THC) have signed an agreement to continue expanding helicopter activities as well as to introduce urban air mobility (UAM) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This comes as an additional step toward the co-creation of an UAM ecosystem in the Kingdom.
THC currently operates 10 H125s, recently added 20 five-bladed H145s, and six ACH160 helicopters - plus options for additional H145s and ACH160s - to its fleet.
The agreement also includes the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) for conventional helicopters, as well as the introduction of UAM services in the country. The agreed cooperation between the parties and the aviation regulatory authorities of the kingdom will enable the safe application of these solutions to a variety of mission segments, such as Emergency Medical Services, Eco tourism or Private and Business Aviation.
“We are looking forward to working closely with THC to further develop our strong commitment to the decarbonization of our customers’ missions”, said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “This agreement with one of our major partners is an important step towards pioneering sustainable air transportation services around the world”.
The Helicopter Company, established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is the only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.