Sept 29, 2017: Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, has acquired SafeSkys Limited ("SafeSkys"), a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK & International airports.
The acquisition has been funded from Air Partner’s existing cash resources, aligns to Air Partner's long-term strategy and objectives, and is expected to be earnings improving in its first full year of ownership. SafeSkys reported revenue of c. £1.8m for the year ended 31 July 2016.
Mark Briffa, chief executive of Air Partner, said, “SafeSkys has built a great reputation providing Environmental and Air Traffic Control services to UK and international airports. I am delighted to welcome Richard Barber and the SafeSkys staff and customers to the Air Partner group. SafeSkys specialist activities in sectors core to Aviation Safety, and the teams passion and customer focus make SafeSkys a great acquisition for Air Partner, adding to our capabilities in managed services, consulting & training, and extending our activities with the Airport customers. We look forward to supporting SafeSkys UK and International growth in the years ahead with investment in organic initiatives and complementary acquisition.”
Richard Barber, founder and CEO of SafeSkys, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for the great team at SafeSkys and for our customers, and it is a natural development for the company after 24 years of successful operation and growth at the forefront of the industry. I am delighted that we join a global aviation services group which shares our passion for delivering world class customer services and excellence in Aviation Safety. We are confident that Air Partner’s long term strategy and approach, their global office infrastructure, financial strength and transparency will enable us to enhance our offering and develop the business even further.”