Deals and M&As this week: Serco, Hill International, Rohde & Schwarz

20 July 2018 (Last Updated July 20th, 2018 10:11)

Serco and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace have teamed up to provide new-generation air traffic control solutions for the UK market.

Serco and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace have teamed up to provide new-generation air traffic control solutions for the UK market.

Kongsberg will deliver Ninox Remote Tower and Remote Virtual Tower technology, while Serco will share its experience of UK Government procurement and expertise in aviation services.

Serco currently provides international air navigation services in Dubai, the UK, and the US.

A joint venture (JV) between Hill International and Red Brick has received a $47.5m contract to provide programme management services at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The three-year contract is part of the Phoenix Aviation Department’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and has a two-year extension option.

“Rohde & Schwarz has been selected by air navigation service provider Airways Corporation of New Zealand to provide its R&S VCS 4G IP-based voice communications system.”

The contract will require the JV to provide management services for projects that include the Terminal 3 modernisation programme, Phoenix Sky Train Stage 2 project, Terminal 4 S1 Concourse project, as well as other terminal facilities, airfield, cargo and parking areas.

Rohde & Schwarz has been selected by air navigation service provider Airways Corporation of New Zealand to provide its R&S VCS 4G IP-based voice communications system.

The company will provide voice communication systems in two phases to support the modernisation of New Zealand’s air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure.

Phase one will include the installation of equipment and infrastructure at Auckland and Christchurch air traffic control centres, while phase two will include the delivery of tower-based equipment in 22 tower locations.

Rohde & Schwarz will also provide lifetime support for more than 200 controller working positions and interfaces to the new ATM system, air traffic control radios and ground communication lines.

Air France, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have merged their two JV agreements to create a single JV.

It aims to strengthen connections between the networks of the four airlines and improve the travel experience for their customers by covering a wide variety of destinations connecting Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Europe with Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Xiamen and Hangzhou in China.

The move will also allow Air France-KLM customers to earn Flying Blue Miles on all flights operated by the single JV.

Berry Aviation Inc has been acquired by private equity firm Acorn Growth Companies.

Headquartered in San Marcos, Texas, US, Berry Aviation is engaged in providing private aviation services.

CityJet and Air Nostrum have signed a letter of intent to form a new holding company.

The merger is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.

Headquartered in Swords, Ireland, CityJet is a regional airline with an employee base of 1,250. Air Nostrum is also a regional airline based in Valencia, Spain, and has a workforce of 1,450.