Issue 2, 2020 | HOT AIR!

Written by: Helios
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'New normal' what about the new possible?:

Since the pandemic struck, our teams have been busy sharing thoughts and ideas for customers and colleagues to help the industry we love to move forwards. You can find links to the content all in one place on our website, and the summary results of our industry wide survey and webinar write ups. The first webinar 'New normal' what about the new possible? was led by a top-notch panel from ICAO, IATA, ACI and CANSO and chaired by our own Claire Davies and Al Corner. Our thanks to everyone who supported and attended the event. It was thought-provoking and 'pragmatically positive' in tone. It is still available to view online on our website. The subsequent webinars devoted to airport and ANS recovery were also well attended and a great success.


Highlands and Islands Airports selects Helios:

We're delighted to have been chosen as preferred framework supplier on three different lots for air traffic management, air traffic engineering and airport operations with Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), which is the owner and operator of 11 airports across Scotland and a certified Air Navigation Service Provider. Helios will advise HIAL on a range of safety and cybersecurity issues, including for their ambitious new remote tower project.


Support to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD):

The challenges of protecting frontline staff from infection and the need to continue operations to provide essential services for cargo, repatriation, humanitarian and emergency flights has resulted in a very difficult position for ANSPs and many of them are seeking liquidity loans. EBRD has asked Helios to assess risks for ANSPs seeking a liquidity loan, as well as to reassess risks for a number of existing loans. This involves developing traffic scenarios to arrive at an understanding of the likely return of traffic and associated revenue. Key inputs to this include reports and forecasts from leading aviation stakeholders. Our advice also includes an overview of how ANSPs might recover the lost revenue over the next few years and what support programmes might be available to them.

AMAALA airport:

Egis is working on the design and development of The Mirage, a greenfield airport to serve a new ultra-luxury resort located along Saudi Arabia's northwest coast by the Red Sea in collaboration with UK-based architectural and design firm Foster + Partners. The airport is due for completion in 2023. Egis has been involved since the very early stages, helping AMAALA to define the requirements of this unique project. We continue to work on project management and construction management, and operational readiness and transfer services for the project. AMAALA airport is a prime example of Egis' ability to work on a greenfield project from strategy through to implementation, bringing innovative ideas by re-imagining the very idea of an airport, and providing technical expertise and reliable guidance to customers at every stage of a project.

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