Giving back - A large number of Helios staff took time out to do 'hard labour' in the grounds of a local charity for disadvantaged children and young people called 'Change of Scene'. We painted sheds, dug out weeds, trimmed hedges and more. A fun day out for a great cause! And on the other side of the world, Ian Cheung (who is normally based in Brussels) was climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro. He raised just over £2,300 for Dig Deep, a charity which provides taps, toilets and hygiene training across East Africa.
WANTED: Airspace Guardian of the future - Our very own James Hanson, who has responsibility for strategy across Egis' Aviation businesses is the lead author of a major new Egis Paper looking at possible futures for aviation, and particularly air traffic management. The thinking behind the document builds on the wider work of Egis in advancing sustainability and mobility in the 'smart' built environment. It also reflects our aviation work with regulators, airports and service providers in recent months, supporting them with their own future visioning and innovation planning. The paper sets out four different future scenarios, each requiring an airspace guardian. But if the Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of today want such a role, they will have to adapt. Read the full white paper on our website.
Staying relevant and resilient - On 3rd October we were delighted to host a seminar in Prague for our ANSP clients in central and eastern Europe. The seminar featured presentations from our own team on capacity, cybersecurity, competition, liberalisation, innovation, cooperation and future role of the ANSP. We were also delighted to welcome guest speakers from PANSA and HungaroControl who presented on innovation and flight-centric operations. If you are interested in seeing any of the presentations, they can be viewed online on our website.
Farewell Helena! - Our lovely and lively office manager, Helena Vernon is retiring at the end of October after twelve years with Helios. She will be a familiar face to customers and colleagues who have visited the office or attended events at Farnborough. We will miss her welcoming smile, please join us in wishing her a long and happy retirement.