Expected with the delegation are:
- General M. Al Harbi, Director-General of helicopter bases
- Colonel R. Al Aseeti, Programmes and Training Director
The visit arises from the purchase of numerous helicopters by Saudi Arabia and the related training needs for 250 pilots and 350 maintenance technicians.
ESMA Aviation Academy has been short-listed alongside Italian and British training centres to provide this training.
The 8-year contract will begin in 2012.