Riyadh – :
The Helicopter Company (THC), wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund, has concluded its participation in the 90th National Day Airshow organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). This was the first event of its kind, combining military and civil aviation into a single show. The airshow lasted throughout the week of National Day, travelling through major cities, commencing in Jeddah, passing through the capital, Riyadh, and concluding in the city of Al-Khobar. The airshow was inaugurated with THC towing the largest flying Saudi flag across the Kingdom’s skies, measuring at 2,000 sqm, with the use of an AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter. Additionally, THC concluded each airshow by towing a banner which displayed the slogan of the 90th National Day, as well as the logo of the Public Investment Fund and The Helicopter Company.
It is noteworthy to highlight that THC recently started providing banner towing services, enabling customers to display their messages and advertise products by towing a customized banner in the sky by helicopter. THC’s participation in the National Day Airshow is the first official mission that has used this service. THC has also introduced aerial photography in addition to other aerial business services that the company has recently announced.
The Helicopter Company (THC) was established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to meet the growing demand for luxury tourism and air travel services. THC supports PIF’s strategy to maximize sustainable returns and to launch and develop new sectors. THC also supports efforts to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by working as a catalyst for the tourism sector. THC is the first local company to operate commercial helicopters in the Kingdom, and it has launched its services in 2019