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The Helicopter Company expands fleet with 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company, established by the Public Investment Fund as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The agreement was signed by Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of THC and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, i...

CFM International two major contracts with Saudi Arabia and Flynas for LEAP-1A engines

Coinciding with the visit of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and 30 A320neo aircraft. This agreement also includes a Rate-Per- Flight-Hour (RPFH) services contract to cover engines from this new order as well as an...

Launch customer announced for new Airbus In Flight Entertainment experience

Airbus Corporate Jets and Alpha Star Aviation have signed a Letter Of Agreement at Dubai air show for the new and unique In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) technology - “The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor” in presence of Abdulnaser Al Kheraif CEO, and Ibrahim Al Yaheyan VP-Tech, Alpha Star Aviation and Benoit Defforge, ACJ President.  Developed with Latecoere, this new technology was design...

Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiatis, flyadeal board members, dignitaries, partners, special guests and members of the media were present to mark the official introduction of the airline’s latest Airbus A320neo joining the fleet...

SAUDIA marks 10 years of operations to China

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia marks ten years of operations to the People’s Republic of China. SAUDIA began operations to Guangzhou on 27 March in 2011, initially with thrice-weekly-flights with a widebody Boeing 777-200, which was upgraded to a B777-300 in 2017 and then to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner thereafter (2019). The airline steadily...

Largest financing deal in history of Saudi aviation sector - Saudi Arabian Airlines

Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Transport, Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, Engr. Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser, Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation has signed a major financing agreement worth SAR 11.2 billion (USD 3 billion), the largest of its kind in Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector history. The agreement, which covers aircraft financing requirements, was signed...

THC expands its services and purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, today 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 wi...

Kallman Worldwide to Lead U.S. Aerospace Industry Presence at Saudi International Airshow in February 2021

Kallman Worldwide has signed a partnership with Saudi International Airshow 2021 to strengthen the show’s American industry presence through their USA Partnership Pavilion. The inaugural event held in Riyadh in 2019 received great acclaim, hosting some 450 international exhibitors, 15,000 trade visitors and a number of high Delegations. The second edition will be held from 16 &n...

Saudi International Airshow 2021 doubles in size

The 2021 edition will double in size, with more than 100,000 sqm surface exhibition space, two new exhibition halls in addition to the existing hall and a static display. Despite COVID-19 and several months of slow business, many requests for exhibiting have been received as Saudi International Airshow will be the 1st airshow of 2021. The world's top aerospace and aviation companies...

Lead the ways in Middle East aircraft maintenance - Honeywell & Saudia Aerospace Engineering

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a Honeywell certified service centre, has completed more than 100 auxiliary power unit (APU) repairs from its Jet Propulsion Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. SAEI is the only Honeywell certified service centre in the Middle East region that provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on Honeywell’s GTCP 331-500 and 331-350...

First SAUDIA Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner delivered

Congratulation Saudi Arabian Airlines on the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner! The airline welcomed its first 787-10 Dreamliner at a special ceremony at the new Terminal 1 of  Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport. It which will play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets...

Saudi Arabia seals deal for SITAONAIR ATC services

SITAONAIR  is selected by Saudi Air Navigation Services to elevate the Kingdom’s air traffic management capabilities, through to 2025. SITAONAIR will deliver its country-wide, unrivaled, state-of-the-art VHF and Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) solutions for Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), benefiting all airlines flying in Saudi Arabia. Under the...