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Business & Money | Saturday 18 November, 2023 2:07 am |

Saudia Private signs Memorandum of Understanding With The Helicopter Company At Dubai Airshow 2023

Saudia Private, formerly Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) and Saudia Group’s subsidiary providing private aviation services, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with The Helicopter Company (THC), the Kingdom's premier provider of commercial helicopter services, at the Dubai Airshow 2023. 


The agreement was signed at the Saudia Group Pavilion at the leading global aerospace show, in the presence of Dr. Fahad Aljarboa, CEO of Saudia Private, and Captain Arnaud Martinez, CEO of The Helicopter Company. It will enable Saudia Private to support THC’s operations in all Saudi Arabian airports on ground handling, including airport security clearance, marshaling, immigration services, fuelling, and catering arrangements as well as private terminals for VIPs. 




As a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO), Saudia Private provides services ranging from on-the-ground operations, aircraft management and maintenance, and charter flights. It delivers tailored services and products to local partners and international guests to and from any of the Kingdom’s airports and everywhere in the world. 


Dr. Fahad Aljarboa, CEO of Saudia Private, said: "This partnership marks a new significant milestone for both Saudia Private and THC. By combining our extensive expertise in delivering world-class FBO and ground services with THC's extensive array of commercial helicopter services, we’re able to strengthen the Kingdom’s and the region’s position as leaders in the sector." 


“This agreement with Saudia Private enables THC to deliver on our ambitious strategic vision by supporting our operation expansion and provision of services across the Kingdom,” the CEO of THC, Captain Arnaud Martinez, said. “THC exists to serve its clients, catering to the many needs associated with its diverse range of services. We look forward to partnering with Saudia Private to deliver more of THC’s services to more customers and clients across the Kingdom. This collaboration will further our efforts to support the development of Saudi’s aviation sector, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.” 


Providing best-in-class services to its guests and partners is a priority for Saudia Group as it broadens its operations in order to better service international travellers and the aviation industry, while supporting the tourism sector in the Kingdom, in line with its Vision 2030. Saudia Group’s recent rebrand and ambitious digital transformation reinforces its commitment to its goals as the Kingdom’s ‘Wings of 2030’, bringing the world to Saudi Arabia.




The Dubai Airshow 2023 takes place from 13 to 17 November at Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE. Visit Saudia Group’s S22 pavilion to learn more about its latest innovations, destinations and digital services, and to visit the aircraft on display. 








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