Thales acquires AvioVision, leading software and services provider for the aviation industry

    20 Oct 2016


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Thales acquires AvioVision, leading software and services provider for the aviation industry

Thales has today announced the acquisition of Belgian based AvioVision, one of the most innovative and successful start-ups in the field of digitalisation of aircraft operation processes based on Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions.

At the forefront of digital transformation, Thales actively helps airlines to streamline operations through digitalisation.

The acquisition of AvioVision is for Thales a clear step forward in its strategy as digitalisation expands to the aircraft cockpit.

AvioVision has developed AVIOBOOK, an EFB applications platform already successfully implemented at 25 airlines, and currently used on more than 900 aircrafts. Pilots use AVIOBOOK to prepare and optimize their flight in collaboration with their Airline Operation Center.

The combination of Thales and AvioVision capabilities will helpdevelop EFB solutions for airlines with an increasingly broader range of operational applications, leveraging Thales’ expertise in avionics, airborne connectivity, data analytics, cybersecurity and ground support platforms. Thales’ worldwide footprint and international commercial network will support and boost AvioVision’s growth.

Aviovision will become a 100% owned subsidiary of Thales. Thales is proud to welcome the company’s current management and employees, to carry on their successful journey at best satisfaction of our customers.

Kris Van den Bergh, CEO of AvioVision said: “This is a very important step for AvioVision. We are very proud that a world leader such as Thales chooses to incorporate our successes and invest in the platform that our team has developed. Thales’ global position will permit us to further use our expertise and technological base to accelerate our growth and address a larger market. We are very much looking forward to joining the Thales’ family and jointly enhance our customer’s operations with smart solutions.”

Key Points

  • Thales has acquired AvioVision one of Europe’s most innovative software and services providers to the aviation industry
  • With the acquisition of AvioVision, Thales will be able to extend its Electronic Flight Bag offer ranging from full systems to state of the art applications 
  • This acquisition reinforces Thales’ position as a leader in the field of digitalisation of aircraft operations and processes

“Thales works together with its customers to help drive digital transformation across a broad range of sectors. Therefore the Group is pleased to welcome AvioVision’s talents as part of its family. Capitalising on both AvioVision’s innovative applications and Thales expertise in the integration of complex avionics systems with Electronic Flight Bags, Thales will be able to extend its range of EFB solutions to support airlines in the optimization of their operations”

Gil Michielin, Thales Executive Vice President for Avionics