Helios joins Egis

On 25th January 2013, Egis Avia, the French-owned aviation and navigation company acquired UK consultancy Helios.

28 January 2013



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Many synergies between Helios and Egis Avia

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 will continue to deliver its services from Farnborough and Žilina

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.


Information for editors

  • Helios has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Egis Avia.
  • Egis Avia recognises the strength and value of the Helios name. The Helios brand name will continue.
  • The new business is 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.


More information about Helios available in the press release.