Helios joins Egis

Egis Avia, the French-owned aviation and navigation company has acquired UK consultancy Helios.

In a joint statement the companies said: “There are many synergies between Helios and Egis Avia, and a history of success and mutual respect in our markets. Egis Avia provides aviation services and products around the world. It operates 12 international airports and provides turnkey solutions to others.

Helios delivers award-winning consultancy services to transport businesses, governments and institutions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Together we intend to exploit our synergies to continue to help our customers address the challenges of today and plan better for tomorrow.”

Cédric Barbier, Egis Avia CEO says: “Having Helios on board supports Egis’ desire to be as close as possible to all air transport stakeholders from strategy to operations. Helios’ strong consultancy expertise strengthens our offering to aviation decision makers. This partnership enhances our unique consulting and engineering portfolio for airport, ATM and air operation markets.”

Helios chairman Dr Mike Shorthose adds: “Egis is a very strong global player and those global connections are exactly what we were seeking for our next phase of development. Helios will continue to deliver its services from Farnborough and Žilina, and in that respect it is very much ‘business as usual’. What we’re particularly excited about is that our team will now have access to more support worldwide, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on new opportunities.

Egis said it will retain the Helios brand name of its new subsidiary and that the new business will be well-funded and financially secure. Egis Avia is a subsidiary of Egis, which in turn is 75% owned by a major French bank (the Caisse des Dépôts) and 25% owned by its management and staff.

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