US Oliver Wyman expands in Europe with acquisition of UK AVISA

Global management consultancy Oliver Wyman has 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.”