Oliver Wyman Expands Technical Aviation Expertise in Europe with Acquisition of the business of AVISA

Sep 1, 2017

LONDON, 1 September 2017 – Global management consultancy Oliver Wyman today announced the acquisition of the business of UK-based AVISA Aviation Safety Systems. The move signals the expansion of its technical consulting and services division, CAVOK, into Europe.

AVISA Aviation Safety Systems is a leading technical consultancy that also provides airworthiness management support and training for major international airlines, regulatory authorities, aircraft engineering firms, commercial, civil, and military aviation industries.

The AVISA team of specialists will be fully integrated into the broader CAVOK operations and services portfolio.  This creates an expanded source of expertise of more than 130 professionals who assist airlines, MRO providers, lessors, and other aviation and aerospace stakeholders with mission-critical issues surrounding certification, safety, training, and performance and execution support for technical operations.  The European headquarters of CAVOK will be based in the London Gatwick area.

David A. Marcontell, CAVOK’s General Manager, said: “Since its inception, CAVOK has steadily grown into North America’s preeminent air carrier and MRO regulatory and certification advisory firm, as well as a leading player in airline technical support services. For our expansion into Europe we looked for firms with similar capabilities and credibility. AVISA is a perfect fit with its EASA-approved Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) designation and reputation as a highly-regarded training provider and regulatory guidance adviser.”

Phil Stuckle, AVISA’s Managing Director, said “We are extremely pleased to be joining the CAVOK operation and look forward to the opportunity to bring all of CAVOK’s long standing knowledge and experience into the European marketplace.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 4,500 professionals around the world who help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

About CAVOK

CAVOK is an aviation services and consulting firm that supports certification, safety and operational initiatives for clients worldwide. Their deep industry expertise, collaborative approach, and proprietary tools help clients adhere to the latest safety standards, manage regulatory requirements, and improve process design and efficiency to properly manage operational risk components and enable significant economic benefit.  Founded in 1996, CAVOK was acquired by Oliver Wyman in 2007 and draws on the consulting firm’s strategic and operational expertise in aviation and aerospace. In 2015, CAVOK further expanded with its acquisition of TeamSAI. By combining CAVOK’s operational expertise with Oliver Wyman’s management consulting experience, clients gain access to a unique depth and breadth of experience, tools, and acumen.  Clients include air carriers, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities, regulatory bodies, manufacturers and financiers. www.cavokgroup.com.

About AVISA Aviation Safety Systems

AVISA is a UK based global market leader in aviation consultancy, training and airworthiness management since 2004. With staff that have worked at the highest levels of the UK CAA, major international airlines, regulatory authorities, aircraft engineering firms, commercial, civil and military aviation industries, AVISA holds EASA Part M Subpart G and Subpart I ARC approvals, Bahrain CAA Part M approval, and ISO 9001:2008 designations.