Thales completes the acquisition of Egis Avia\'s ATM IT Solutions business

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
Thales completes the acquisition of Egis Avia's ATM IT Solutions business 
Paris Air Show, 19 June 2013 - Following the announcement of exclusive talks
between Egis Avia and Thales at the World ATM congress in Madrid in February
2013, Thales is pleased to announce that Egis Avia's IT (ITS)h activities have
formally been transferred to Thales. 
This is a crucial strategic acquisition for Thales, giving the world ATM leader
the broadest possible product portfolio in the ATM market. In particular, 
Thales is pleased to manage all EgisAvia's ITS products including the MAESTRO 
arrival / departure flight sequencing systems (AMAN / DMAN,), ATALIS 
aeronautical information systems (AIM), DL-FEP Front End Processor and ProATN 
router (datalink servers) and SCANSIM simulators (air traffic control and 
control tower simulation). In addition, the integration of Egis Avia's ITS 
activities strengthens the group's base of expertise across several key areas, 
most notably the synchronisation and optimisation of traffic during the 
approach, arrival and departure phases. 
Thales is committed to support all EGIS Avia's ITS customers and partners
worldwide, while pursuing strong technical and commercial relationships that
Egis Avia have previously established. Such business continuity will be
facilitated by the fact all Egis Avia' ITS staff members in Toulouse and
Issy-Les-Moulineaux have been relocated to Thales facilities in Toulouse and in
Rungis, and now work seamlessly with Thales ATM personnel. 
Commenting on this crucial strategic acquisition, Jean Marc Alias, Thales Vice
President and Head of Air Traffic Management, said: "Today's transfer is a very
important step for Thales ATM's global activity and customer base. In
particular, Thales continually strives to provide the broadest and most
innovative ATM solutions to our Customers, and this acquisition gives our
customers a wider choice of critical ATM products to better meet their safety
and efficiency challenges. With this expansion to the breadth and scope of our
capabilities and ability to service all segments of the ATM market, we can now
safely say to our Customers that no area of ATM is beyond our horizon." 
About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the
Aerospace & Transportation markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of
EUR13 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers
and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy
equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security
requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with 
operations around the world working with customers as local partners. 
Press contact: 
Thales, Corporate Press Relations 
Florence Pontieux
Tel: +33 (0)1 57 77 91 26  
Thales, Civil Aerospace Press Relations 
Giaime Porcu
Tel : +33 1 57 77 92 18  

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