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Saudi Arabia groundbreaking Air taxi trial set to transform Hajj travel for pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has successfully conducted its first air taxi trial in Mecca, setting the stage for deployment in the coming years and transforming Hajj transportation for pilgrims. Led by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services, the Ministry of Hajj, the Ministry of Interior, and Front End Limited Company, the trial...

Joby partners with Mukamalah Aviation

Joby Aviation has signed a MoU with Mukamalah, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to introduce Joby aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU contemplates the parties working together to engage with key aviation stakeholders, including The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), to expedite Joby entry into the Saudi Arabia market, leading...

Eve Air Mobility & Saudia Technic sign MOA to explore MRO activities and eVTOL reassembly

During third edition of Future Aviation Forum Eve Air Mobility and Saudia Technic signed a MoA to explore the potential demand of MRO activities for eVTOL aircraft in the region. The agreement includes eVTOL MRO training and the evaluation of the infrastructure requirements and processes for the potential reassembly of Eve’s eVTOL in Saudi Arabia.   ...

NIDC, AHQ Group and Embraer to cooperate in the development of aerospace ecosystem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National Industrial Development Center, AHQ Group and Embraer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to discuss a joint strategy to develop the local aerospace ecosystem. The signing ceremony was held in Riyadh, as part of the Future Aviation Forum. The agreement focuses on the adoption of Embraer aircraft by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as on potential t...

Saudia Group orders 105 A320neo family aircraft

Saudia Group has signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft. The order comprises 12 A320neo and 93 A321neo aircraft. This increases Saudia Group’s Airbus aircraft order backlog to 144 A320neo family aircraft. Saudi Arabia is creating unprecedented opportunities for global aviation through the Saudi National Tourism Strategy, which targets more than 150 millio...

Advanced Air Mobility pavilion to take center stage at Riyadh Future Aviation Forum 2024

The next generation of air travel will take center stage at the Future Aviation Forum 2024 in Riyadh on Monday 20 May, with an Advanced Air Mobility pavilion showcasing the latest technologies and panel sessions from global air mobility leaders. eVTOL aircraft set to take centre stage as part of a wider focus on Advance Air Mobility. FAF24 will not only be a forum for strategic insi...

Saudi Arabia to grow general aviation to $2 billion industry, roadmap to be revealed at FAF 2024

The General Authority of Civil Aviation is set to unveil a General Aviation roadmap at the 2024 Future Aviation Forum in May, to increase the GDP of the general aviation sector tenfold to $2 billion by 2030. The roadmap covers the business jet segment, including charter, private, and corporate jets, and will support Saudi Arabia’s development as a global high-value business and tou...

2024 Future Aviation Forum to convene global aviation leaders in Riyadh

The Future Aviation Forum returns to Riyadh from 20-22 May 2024, bringing together 5,000 experts and aviation leaders from over 100 countries, including ministers, regulators, manufacturers, airlines, and airports. The Forum will find solutions to the sectors main challenges, inviting attendees to vote in person on what they see as the biggest challenge in aviation, with results announced on...

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

Saudi Arabia THC has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus, including up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to be delivered over the next five to seven years. Part of the deal is a firm order for eight H125 along with 10 H145 that are converted options from an earlier contract, bringing THC’s total firm Airbus helicopter fleet to 60, 25 of whi...

Leonardo signs MoU with the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia for aerospace and defence collaboration opportunities

The Ministry of Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the General Authority for Military Industries of the Kingdom and Leonardo announced yesterday the signing of a MoU with the intention to discuss, develop and evaluate a range of investment and collaboration opportunities in the defence and aerospace sector. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the World Defenc...

PIF invests in Saudia Technic to establish MRO facility

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) agreed to invest in Saudia Technic, a subsidiary of Saudia Group. Formerly known as Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, Saudia Technic has a long-established presence and rich legacy in Saudi Arabia, tracing its roots back to the 1960s. It provides services across key aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul segments, including line, base, component...

Eve Air Mobility and flynas to propel eVTOL advancements in Saudi Arabia

Eve Air Mobility signed a MoU to explore the future eVTOL aircraft operations in Saudi Arabia. The partners will explore the possibility of starting eVTOL operations in Riyadh and Jeddah in 2026. The agreement will contribute to Saudi Arabia aviation industry by building and supporting the future local ecosystem for electric flights. The partnership will also contribute to...