The Helicopter Company (THC), providing commercial helicopter transportation services all over Saudi Arabia, participated at the Dubai Airshow 2019, which was launched at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC).
The Helicopter Company (THC) is the first and only helicopter operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, licensed to operate commercial flights from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). Based in Riyadh, THC was established in 2018 through an initiative by the Saudi government’s investment arm, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as part of Saudi Vision 2030 to diversify the country’s economy and expand into new, innovative sectors.
THC participated at Dubai Airshow 2019, which attracted many regional and international companies from aviation, tourism and travel. On this occasion, Yahya Al Ghoraibi, CEO of THC, stated, “We are very pleased with our first distinctive participation at the exhibition as the first local commercial helicopter operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are confident that the establishment of this company is a massive step forward in support of our capacities and efforts to ensure the success of the Kingdom’s initiatives in line with Saudi Vision 2030, through operating commercial helicopter transportation services all over Saudi Arabia, including private air transport services for VIPs, touristic sightseeing tours to explore the Kingdom’s attractions, pilgrimage trips in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and air ambulance services.”
Al Ghoraibi asserted that the exhibition provided a successful platform and a unique opportunity to strengthen relations with international companies and decision makers. THC stood out at the exhibition as a major Saudi company within the commercial helicopter aviation sector. The company’s CEO and several executives hosted aviation sector investors and businessmen interested in developing the industry in Saudi Arabia, where they discussed potential future partnership opportunities, especially regarding acquiring world-class helicopter models.