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Helios opens new office in Slovakia

posted on Feb 24, 2015

Aviation consultancy Helios today announced the opening of a new office in Žilina Slovakia as part of its ongoing growth in Europe.

“We have had a presence in Slovakia since 2004, but this new office provides bigger and better facilities for our growing team and for our customers, including training and conference rooms,” said Nick McFarlane, Helios Managing Director. “The office is within a newly renovated and beautiful building with an interesting history.  Formerly Czechoslovak Commercial Bank, its vault was used to hide the Bohemian Crown Jewels from invading forces during WWII.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by His Excellency Mr Andrew Garth, British Ambassador to Slovakia and honorary president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. Then, to showcase the new facilities, Helios hosted a customer seminar on ‘Hot Topics in Aviation’ later the same day. 

The Slovakia team is led by Juraj Jirků, who has been with Helios since it first established a base in Slovakia. The team contributes to work undertaken for clients located in many countries in the region, including Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia. Recent joiners include: Ľudovít Gábriš formerly with the Slovak CAA and Petr Homola a former military air traffic controller.


24 February 2015

About Helios

Helios is an award-winning consultancy focusing on air traffic management, airports and space. The company joined Egis, an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services, in 2013.

We help improve economic, business and operational performance; diagnosing problems, crafting solutions and delivering results. Our consultants and specialists work on policy, strategy development and problem solving with government bodies and agencies, regulators, service providers, industry, and investors. Key skills include business economics, stakeholder management, performance improvement, managing risk and complexity, benchmarking, and impact assessments.

The company has its headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai (UAE) and Žilina (Slovakia). Twice winner of a Queen’s Award, Helios has a reputation for excellence worldwide and is ISO 9001 certified.

For further information please contact Nick McFarlane on nick.mcfarlane@askhelios.com or Marketing Manager Laurette Royer on laurette.royer@askhelios.com.



About Egis

€881 M turnover in 2013

12,000 employees – 100 countries – 40 offices in France

Egis – a 75%/25% owned subsidiary of the French “Caisse des Dépôts” and “Iosis Partenaires” (“partner” executive and employee shareholding) – is an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services. In engineering and consulting its sectors of activity include transport, urban development, building, industry, water, environment and energy. In roads and airports its offer is enlarged to encompass project structuring, equity investment, turnkey systems delivery, and operation and maintenance services.



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