Airbus Helicopters Expands Middle Eastern Market Inroads

 - December 6, 2022, 9:43 AM
Falcon Aviation Services has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for five H130s which will be used for sightseeing flights. (Photo: Airbus Helicopters)

Airbus Helicopters continues to make market inroads in the Middle East, announcing an aircraft order from Falcon Aviation Services and a services contract from The Helicopter Company on Tuesday at MEBAA 2022.  

Falcon Aviation Services—an Emirati air charter and sightseeing helicopter tours operator—ordered five H130 large-cabin singles for delivery over the next year. Its Falcon Tours division will use the seven-passenger helicopters for sightseeing flights.

Located at Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Executive Airport and Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport, Falcon provides operational and support services including oil and gas aviation, MRO services, business jet charters, helicopter sightseeing tours, FBO, aircraft management and continuing airworthiness management, and heliport management and inspection.

Saudi Arabia’s The Helicopter Company signed an HCare maintenance contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover its fleet of H160 intermediate twins.

The Helicopter Company was established by the Kingdom’s Private Investment Fund to meet its growing demand for luxury tourism and air travel services. The company previously signed agreements to buy Airbus helicopters, including 10 H125 singles and 20 H145 twins to be deployed across Saudi Arabia for aerial work and air ambulance duty.