Norway's air navigation service provider retains Helios

24 May 2019 2 min. read

Avinor Air Navigation Services, a so-called air navigation service provider in Norway, has retained aviation consultancy Helios to support with consultancy and engineering services. 

Air navigation service providers provide a range of key services that regulate and control air traffic, including air traffic management (ATM), the provision of communication navigation and surveillance systems (CNS), and meteorological services for air navigation (MET).

Bjørvika-based Avinor Air Navigation Services – part of state-owned company Avinor, a group with 1,000+ employees – is Norway’s air traffic services provider. The division provides aerodrome control and approach control services at airports, air traffic services in Norwegian airspace and maintenance and operation of the technical infrastructure for air navigation, operating from most of the country’s civil airports and dedicated air traffic control centers. 

Over the past years, Avinor Air Navigation Services has teamed up with Helios for several improvement initiatives, and on the back of the fruitful collaboration, Avinor has extended the partnership for a further five years. “We selected Helios because of their expertise in the ATM domains and their in-depth understanding of the Norwegian and wider EU environment. Our long-term partnership provides flexibility and depth of resource all within one organisation, which is what we were looking for,” explained Anders Kirsebom, CEO of Avinor Air Navigation Services. 

Norway's air navigation service provider retains Helios

The deal comes weeks after Azerbaijan's air navigation service provider, Azeraeronavigation, also tapped Helios for aviation consulting and engineering services. 

Under the five-year framework contract, Helios will help Avinor Air Navigation Services deliver its capital investment programme of major operational and technical changes to the tower, approach and en-route services such as with the introduction of the new iTEC ATM system and the deployment of the NINOX Remote Towers platform. 

Claire Davies, chief executive of Helios, commented: “It gives us immense pleasure to continue our support and it is a ringing endorsement of the work that has gone before.” 

With offices in the UK (Farnborough), the UAE (Dubai) and Slovakia (Žilina), Helios is one of Europe’s larger dedicated aviation consultancies. The firm is part of French group Egis.

Related: Ukraine's Air Traffic Services Enterprise hires Helios for systems upgrade.