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Joby Partners with Mukamalah Aviation in Saudi Arabia

Joby Partners with Mukamalah Aviation in Saudi Arabia

22-May-2024Source: Joby

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mukamalah, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the operator of the world’s largest fleet of corporate aircraft, to introduce Joby’s aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU,... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

17-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $13,175,866 modification (P00035) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0350) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide 105 mission computer retrofit kits (101 for the Navy, three for the government of Australia and one for the government... Read more

Saudia Technic becomes first Airbus-approved service centre in Saudi Arabia

Saudia Technic becomes first Airbus-approved service centre in Saudi Arabia

6-Mar-2024Source: Saudia Technic

Saudia Technic is proud to announce its newly signed service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, marking a significant milestone as the first Airbus-authorized helicopter service center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This strategic partnership was officially unveiled at a signing ceremony held on the sidelines of the MRO Middle East 2024 in Dubai, emphasizing... Read more

THC signs 5 year maintenance deal with Saudia Technic

THC signs 5 year maintenance deal with Saudia Technic

6-Mar-2024Source: Saudia Technic

Saudia Technic is thrilled to announce a comprehensive five-year maintenance agreement with The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). This landmark agreement was signed at the Dubai MRO Middle East 2024 Conference and entrusts Saudia Technic with the responsibility of conducting... Read more

THC signs for over 130 Leonardo helicopters, including contract for 20 AW139s

THC signs for over 130 Leonardo helicopters, including contract for 20 AW139s

28-Feb-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and THC (The Helicopter Company), owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced yesterday a substantial growth of their collaboration with an order for 20 AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters and a multi-year Framework Agreement for over 130 aircraft. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at... Read more

Bristow and THC partner to explore Advanced Air Mobility opportunities

Bristow and THC partner to explore Advanced Air Mobility opportunities

28-Feb-2024Source: Bristow

The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bristow Arabia Aircraft & Maintenance Services, a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions.... Read more

Saudia Technic joins with United Rotorcraft to Lead in Helicopter MRO Capabilities

Saudia Technic joins with United Rotorcraft to Lead in Helicopter MRO Capabilities

28-Feb-2024Source: United Rotorcraft

As a pivotal force in the Kingdom’s aviation sector, Saudia Technic, formerly known as Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, proudly announced today its partnership with United Rotorcraft (UR), a division of Air Methods Corporation, to launch the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s most expansive helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (Part 145) capability. “The initiation of this collaboration... Read more

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus at the HAI Heli-Expo, currently taking place at Anaheim Convention Center, California. The framework agreement will include up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to... Read more

Eve Air Mobility and flynas Sign MoU to Propel eVTOL Advancements in Saudi Arabia

Eve Air Mobility and flynas Sign MoU to Propel eVTOL Advancements in Saudi Arabia

30-Nov-2023Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and flynas, the leading low-cost airline in the world and the Middle East, announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the future of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations in Saudi Arabia. The partners will explore the possibility of starting eVTOL operations... Read more

The Helicopter Company Acquire Remaining Stake of Rotortrade

The Helicopter Company Acquire Remaining Stake of Rotortrade

20-Jun-2023Source: Rotortrade

The Helicopter Company (THC), a wholly-owned Public Investment Fund (PIF) company in Saudi Arabia, is pleased to announce the complete acquisition of 100% stake in Rotortrade (RT), a trusted global helicopter dealership operating across five continents. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in the THC/RT growth and development strategy. This strategic investment will further strengthen... Read more

Airbus delivers first ACH160 to The Helicopter Company

Airbus delivers first ACH160 to The Helicopter Company

8-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken delivery of its first Airbus ACH160 helicopter. The aircraft is the first of six to be supplied by Airbus Corporate Helicopters in ACH160 Line configuration and will enter into corporate aviation services with Red Sea Global which becomes Middle East launch customer of... Read more

Collins Aerospace signs MoU with Saudi Arabia for development of UAS and robotics

Collins Aerospace signs MoU with Saudi Arabia for development of UAS and robotics

23-Feb-2023Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has signed a memorandum of understanding with SRB Aerial Systems L.L.C to support research, development and execution of unmanned aerial systems and robotics for use by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Collins will provide its extensive Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS integration experience to SRB Aerial Systems. The company’s mission systems hardware and... Read more

Saudi Arabia seeks to improve aviation safety with UK CAA assistance

Saudi Arabia seeks to improve aviation safety with UK CAA assistance

16-Feb-2023Source: CAAi

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and CAA International (CAAi), part of the UK CAA, have signed a regulator-to-regulator partnership to assess and enhance Saudi Arabia’s aviation safety regulatory frameworks in line with global best-practice. The agreement was signed on Tuesday by Captain Sulaiman Almuhaimedi, Executive Vice President of... Read more

The Helicopter Company signs HCare contract for six ACH160s

The Helicopter Company signs HCare contract for six ACH160s

6-Dec-2022

The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover its future fleet of six ACH160 helicopters. When delivered, the ACH160s will be deployed across the Kingdom of Saudi... Read more

THC signs HCare In-Service contract for 20 H145s

THC signs HCare In-Service contract for 20 H145s

9-Nov-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover their fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The fleet of H145s was ordered in December 2021 and will be... Read more

Saudia to purchase 100 all-electric Lilium Jets

Saudia to purchase 100 all-electric Lilium Jets

28-Oct-2022Source: Lilium

  SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, and Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, at the sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII), announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the proposed development and operation by SAUDIA of an eVTOL network across Saudi Arabia. The proposed arrangement will make SAUDIA the... Read more

Boeing awarded $16M contract for drive system-enhancement on Apache

Boeing awarded $16M contract for drive system-enhancement on Apache

29-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $16,376,436 modification (P00097) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for improved drive system-enhancement on the Apache attack helicopter, production line and for the Apache Longbow crew trainers. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of... Read more

Saudi Red Crescent Authority launches air ambulance service with THC

Saudi Red Crescent Authority launches air ambulance service with THC

25-Jul-2022Source: Saudi Red Crescent Authority

Attended by His Excellency Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al Jalajel, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority and The Helicopter Company, fully Owned by Public Investment Fund (PIF), signed an agreement for inauguration of the Saudi Air Ambulance Service in the kingdom illustrating efforts of raising the level of quality and efficiency of ambulatory services as... Read more

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

14-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

THC (The Helicopter Company) and Leonardo are further reinforcing their collaboration in civil helicopter operations with the introduction of 16 AW139 intermediate twin engine aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) and corporate transport missions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliveries commence to start this year and shall be completed within the following three years.... Read more

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership in Saudi Arabia

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership in Saudi Arabia

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and The Helicopter Company (THC) have signed an agreement in order to continue expanding helicopter activities as well as to introduce urban air mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This comes as an additional step toward the co-creation of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in the Kingdom. The signing of this agreement is... Read more

NEOM and Volocopter establish joint venture

NEOM and Volocopter establish joint venture

7-Dec-2021Source: Volocopter

NEOM, the smart and sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, have established a joint venture (JV) company to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public vertical mobility system in NEOM. Air taxi and vertical logistics services will be fully integrated with the overall multi-modal... Read more

Saudi’s Helicopter Company signs for twenty Airbus H145 and six H160s

Saudi’s Helicopter Company signs for twenty Airbus H145 and six H160s

6-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) 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... Read more

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries to become Leonardo approved AW139 MRO

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries to become Leonardo approved AW139 MRO

15-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo announced today at Dubai Airshow (14-18 November 2021) the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), that will strengthen the level of maintenance services for the growing fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this MOA, SAEI will enter a qualification... Read more

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

20-Sep-2021Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Kingdom of... Read more

KAMS Global and Green Deck Operations Partnership

KAMS Global and Green Deck Operations Partnership

29-Apr-2021Source: Green Deck Operations

KAMS Global is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership agreement with UK-based aviation operations specialist Green Deck Operations to provide through-life safety and capability management services for rotocraft operations in Saudi Arabia. “We are honoured to be in a position to form this partnership with KAMS Global, allowing us to further enhance the safety of rotorcraft operations... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $99M contract modification for Saudi Arabian National Guard Black Hawks

Sikorsky awarded $99M contract modification for Saudi Arabian National Guard Black Hawks

8-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $99,886,365 modification (P00126) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for 25 modified UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft in support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the... Read more

Saudi, US Forces Conduct Joint Aviation Integration Exercise in Arabian Gulf

Saudi, US Forces Conduct Joint Aviation Integration Exercise in Arabian Gulf

23-Dec-2020Source: US Navy

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF), U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) conducted a robust combined joint air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf Dec. 17-18. This exercise marks the fifth joint and combined integration operation this... Read more

THC wins AW139 contract from Red Sea Development Company

THC wins AW139 contract from Red Sea Development Company

22-Oct-2020Source: The Red Sea Development Company

The Helicopter Company will provide The Red Sea Development Company with one 14-passenger helicopter and crew for emergency medical services and operational requirements The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded a contract to The Helicopter Company (THC) in Riyadh for the provision and operation... Read more

Saudi operator orders ten Airbus H125s

Saudi operator orders ten Airbus H125s

20-Aug-2020Source: Airbus

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) 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... Read more

The Helicopter Company of Saudi Arabia takes delivery of its first AW139

The Helicopter Company of Saudi Arabia takes delivery of its first AW139

12-Nov-2019Source: Robert Swan

The Helicopter Company of Saudia Arabia (THC) was set up in 2018 as an independent company wholly owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). Surprisingly, it is the first Saudi-owned independent commercial helicopter operator in the oil-rich kingdom, and its creation forms part of the PIF’s mission to support Saudi Vision 2030 by establishing... Read more

PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

18-Mar-2019Source: Public Investment Fund

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announces the launch of The Helicopter Company, the first national commercial helicopter operator in Saudi Arabia. The Company will provide private transportation services within the main cities of Saudi Arabia as well as tourist trips to various attractions around the Kingdom. The Helicopter Company has been created with initial capital... Read more

Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

18-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces launched their first MH-60R multirole naval helicopter recently. The aircraft operates on board the Navy’s ships as well as naval bases. The helicopter is the latest in military technology and as reported by BNA, it contributes to the partnership between other countries to enhance their maritime security. In particular between... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

28-May-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $25,747,525 modification (P00091) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight CH-47F new-build helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2021. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales... Read more

Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

19-Apr-2018Source: Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it is under contract with Advance Vision Company Ltd of Saudi Arabia (AVC Defense) to upgrade and modernize an existing Unit Training Device (UTD) for Bell 412 Helicopters operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The... Read more

Saudi Arabia – Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS)

Saudi Arabia – Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS)

23-Mar-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of equipment and services for the continuation of the Maintenance Support Services (MSS) contract that supports the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command for an estimated cost of $106.8 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $195M contract for 9 UH-60M Foreign Military Sales

Sikorsky awarded $195M contract for 9 UH-60M Foreign Military Sales

15-Jan-2018Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $193,850,000 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for eight Saudi Arabian National Guard and nine Royal Saudi Land Forces Airborne Special Security Forces unique UH-60M aircraft. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M contract for Software Modifications for Saudi Arabian MH-60R

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M contract for Software Modifications for Saudi Arabian MH-60R

28-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded $7,426,983 for modification P00005 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 4012, placed under basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019).  This procurement provides for additional software modifications required to establish a software baseline for the MH-60R aircraft in support of the government of Saudi Arabia.  Work will... Read more

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

16-Nov-2017Source: US DoD

Iron Mountain Solutions,* Madison, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,018,280 modification (000011) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Brazil) contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion... Read more

Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

16-Oct-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the U.S. Army.... Read more

Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

31-Aug-2017Source: Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company

Ramco Systems, the global aviation software provider on Cloud and Mobile, today announced that it has signed a prestigious 5-year agreement with Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC) to offer software support for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations for civilian and military helicopters in Saudi Arabia. In addition to Aviation maintenance modules, SRSC will also... Read more

Horizon signs training agreement with Saudi Bell dealer

Horizon signs training agreement with Saudi Bell dealer

20-Jul-2017Source: Horizon

Horizon International Flight Academy is delighted to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wallan Aviation. Wallan Aviation is the exclusive dealer for Cessna Aircraft Company in the Middle East and Bell helicopters in Saudi Arabia and has been serving the Middle East aviation for the past 20 years including flight training.... Read more

AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

6-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Saudi Arabian National Guard received their first order of Boeing AH-6SA Little Bird reconnaissance helicopters on the 4 June. They arrived at the airbase of Khashm Al-Aan. Little Bird is a variant on the MH-6 light helicopter and is designed for light attack, close combat attack, anti-armour and reconnaissance, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

24-May-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Today the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took major steps to enhance global security and stimulate economic progress in the United States and the Middle East. KSA has expressed its intent to procure more than $28 billion worth of Lockheed Martin integrated air and missile defense, combat ship, tactical aircraft and... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M support contract for 24 Saudi AH-6i helicopters

Boeing awarded $26M support contract for 24 Saudi AH-6i helicopters

17-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $25,522,594 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for post-production service support for the Saudi Arabia National Guard for 24 AH-6i helicopters. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of April... Read more

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

21-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

As part of their plan for military expansion, Bell hopes to sign a contract with the UAE military. They have already done business in this sector; supplying Abu Dhabi Aviation with Bell 412 and Bell 212 units. Director for the Middle East and North Africa Business Development, Douglas Wolfe, has said that the low oil... Read more

Rockwell Collins and Taqnia Defense sign agreement to collaborate

Rockwell Collins and Taqnia Defense sign agreement to collaborate

8-Jan-2017Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics and defense and security technology Taqnia subsidiaries, to collaborate on military rotary and fixed wing avionics opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work under the agreement will focus on aircraft manufactured, assembled and upgraded in country. “Rockwell Collins is expanding its presence in the Kingdom of... Read more

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

5-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Saudi Arabia has received the first shipment of their 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird reconnaissance and light attack helicopter deal. Boeing did not state it was Saudi Arabia, but in their in-house magazine Frontiers, they mentioned that the type was accepted in August 2016 by their first international customer. The US Army had no comment... Read more

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

3-Jan-2017Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016.... Read more

Germany approves helicopter exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany approves helicopter exports to Saudi Arabia

16-Mar-2016Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms-exports-idUSKCN0WG1BH

The German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 unspecified Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia, according to an Economy Ministry letter seen by Reuters on Monday.  See full story... Read more

Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

25-Feb-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics to jointly explore helicopter production opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new agreement outlines the investment, technology and skills needed to establish production jobs for Saudi citizens, and could lead to direct involvement in the assembly of Sikorsky S-70... Read more

Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

15-Jan-2016Source: Riegl

The first show this month will be The International Remote Sensing Conference. The International Remote Sensing Conference will be held from January 17 through 20, 2016 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Global technology leaders in remote sensing will gather to share their latest advances in the field. his event is an opportunity for professionals from various... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

7-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $145,136,040 modification (P00281) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 10 green MH-60R helicopters for the Royal Saudi naval forces. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $145,136,040... Read more

DynCorp awarded $61M maintenance work for Saudi Land Forces program

DynCorp awarded $61M maintenance work for Saudi Land Forces program

1-Dec-2015Source: US DoD

DynCorp International, Ft. Worth, Texas, was awarded a $61,054,351 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract with options for maintenance support for the Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command aviation program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2021.... Read more

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

10-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $65,801,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 22 MH-60R full-rate production Lot XIII Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems for the Navy (20), and the government of Saudi Arabia (2), including associated program management support.  Work will be... Read more

Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

18-Oct-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for UH-60M Black Hawk Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $495 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on... Read more

13-Sep-15 Taif, Saudi Arabia (1F)

13-Sep-15 Taif, Saudi Arabia (1F)

13-Sep-2015

Pilot killed in accident on “routing training flight”... Read more

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

1-Jul-2015Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida was awarded a $9,733,000 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) to procure modernized target acquisition designation sights and post production support of the pilot night vision sensor for AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Bids were solicited... Read more

Sikorsky says Saudi Arabia looking at bigger helicopter order

Sikorsky says Saudi Arabia looking at bigger helicopter order

16-Jun-2015Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is looking at a possible further order of new helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, after a 10-helicopter purchase announced last month, the company said. See Full Story... Read more

US proposes $1.9 Billion sale of ten MH-60Rs and support package to Saudi Arabia

US proposes $1.9 Billion sale of ten MH-60Rs and support package to Saudi Arabia

20-May-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government... Read more

16-Feb-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia (4F)

16-Feb-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia (4F)

16-Feb-2015

Crashed on night training flight, killing four – The ministry identified the dead crew members as Lt. Col. Ali al-Arfaj, 1st Lt. Majid al-Fifeefi, 1st Lt. Jadie Qablan and technician Raed al-Jahni.... Read more

Boeing wins $234M Saudi AH-6i contract

Boeing wins $234M Saudi AH-6i contract

3-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $234,700,000 undefinitized contract action to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I aircraft, initial spares package and ground support equipment. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $115,003,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in... Read more

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

3-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Robertsons Fuels Systems, Tempe, Arizona, (W58RGZ-14-D-0116) was awarded a $47,916,209 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel system combo packs for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

3-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,351,927 modification (P00072) to foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $30,351,927 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Aug.... Read more

L-3 awarded $48M contract for three UH-60L sims for Saudi Arabia

L-3 awarded $48M contract for three UH-60L sims for Saudi Arabia

30-May-2014Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $48,978,323 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for the acquisition of three UH-60L operational flight trainers for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, with an estimated completion date of May 25, 2018. One bid was solicited and one received. Fiscal... Read more

Saudi Aramco signs for another AW139

Saudi Aramco signs for another AW139

24-Apr-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Saudi Aramco has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin aircraft, further expanding its fleet of AW139 helicopters and confirming its confidence in the best selling model in its category. This latest AW139 will be used to perform offshore and VIP transport operations in Saudi... Read more

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

12-Feb-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $22 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) Special Repair Activities for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command’s Apache attack helicopters. Under this three-year contract, Lockheed Martin will provide tools and test equipment to maintain components of the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $105M contract to modify eight Saudi UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $105M contract to modify eight Saudi UH-60Ms

23-Dec-2013Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn. was awarded a $105,300,000 modification (P00089) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to modify eight UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters to a General Service Configuration in Support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $10,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date... Read more

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

21-Nov-2013Source: Spectrum Aeromed

ALPHA STAR Aviation Services (operator of Alpha Star Air Ambulance) announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed for exclusive rights to supply all Spectrum Aeromedical Air Ambulance Interior Solutions/Products to customers in the following countries: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, State of Qatar, Kuwait, Kingdom... Read more

Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

21-Jun-2013Source: Sikorsky

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. [NYSE: UTX] have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rotorcraft fleet. Contracts that the joint venture will pursue are administered by the U.S. government as part of its Foreign Military Sales process. The joint venture will help... Read more

Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

13-Jun-2013Source: Longbow LLC

 The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), received a $90.6 million contract to provide Saudi Arabia with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter. The contract award includes AH-64E LONGBOW FCRs, spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. The contract also includes... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

9-May-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $26,067,485 modification (P00007), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (FMS) contract W58RGZ-12-C-0089, for training and support of the Apache Block III helicopter program. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $216,229,550. Fiscal 2013 Procurement... Read more

Saudi to set up independent air crash investigation team

Saudi to set up independent air crash investigation team

26-Apr-2013Source: Arabian Aerospace

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) is to set up an independent body to investigate air accidents.   (See Full Story)... Read more

Seven fatal helicopter accidents in first nine days of March 2013

Seven fatal helicopter accidents in first nine days of March 2013

11-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

March 2013 has not started off well from the point of view of accident statistics, with seven fatal accidents in the first nine days.  HeliHub.com carries extensive coverage of helicopter safety data and has included the following in recent reports 09-Mar-13 ZK-IHU Robinson R66 Oamaru Valley, New Zealand (1F) 07-Mar-13 Eurocopter/IAR SA330L Bacau, Romania (2F) 05-Mar-13... Read more

Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

7-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The helicopters will be configured with a dedicated aeromedical interior to perform air ambulance operations,... Read more

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