Issue 1, 2019 | HOT AIR!

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From left to right, Philip Church, Juraj Jirku, Matt Shreeve, Nick Boud

Helios announce four new director appointments - Helios has bolstered its leadership team with four new director appointments, reflecting the continued growth of its aviation business. Nick Boud, Philip Church, Matt Shreeve and Juraj Jirku, are long-term Helios employees and recognised industry experts who will continue to deliver consultancy work for clients in their new roles. Nick looks after a growing portfolio of services to airports worldwide and has over 26 years of in-depth sector expertise providing practical and strategic solutions to airport clients. Matt is a highly regarded cybersecurity specialist with 15 years' experience in the policy, programme and change management aspects of developing, deploying and using innovative technologies and services. Philip is an avionics engineer and award-winning consultant who for the past 17 years has focussed on the introduction of new technologies supporting safety and operational improvements. Juraj heads up our Central and Eastern European office and has extensive experience in economic and financial modelling for regulators, service providers, airports and States creating Functional Airspace Block's (FABs).

Principal promotions - We are pleased to announce two additional promotions, Ben Bouzon and Isabel Franke-Chaudet who have moved from Senior Consultant to Principal Consultant roles. Isabel has extensive experience in helping stakeholders drive change in the ANS domain, particularly in the development of future strategy, investment plans and strategic reviews. Ben is a safety and regulatory expert with a particular interest in Air Traffic Management policy and its relationship with technology. Amongst other projects, he is currently supporting AEROTHAI to develop the safety case for their new nationwide ATM system.

Cybersecurity growth - We recently welcomed Senior Consultant Andy Boff to the Helios team. Andy joined us from NATS and is an aviation cybersecurity expert with over a decade's experience across the full lifecycle of system development and operation. He is currently working with clients on topics such as Digital Towers, resilience and business continuity and Security Risk Assessments.

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