THC to expand AW139 helicopter fleet in Saudi Arabia

The Helicopter Company (HC) is expanding its fleet of Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Saudi Arabia.

This will be used to reinforce search and rescue (SAR), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Corporate transport.

The company will engage in negotiations to procure additional six units to the existing fleet plus 20 options. By the time all these latest AW139s are delivered, THC will have a total fleet of 49 AW139s carrying out a range of missions including emergency medical service, search and rescue and corporate transport in the country.

Gian Piero Cutillo, MD Leonardo Helicopters, said: “We’re pleased with the level of confidence shown by a leading operator like THC in our technology and mission capabilities by this latest announcement of fleet expansion plan. The AW139 is supporting their service capability growth programme for key missions, including SAR, EMS and Corporate transport and we’re proud to play our role for the communities they will serve.”