Global management consultancy Oliver Wyman has acquired UK-based AVISA Aviation Safety Systems, signalling 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 as well as regulatory authorities and aircraft engineering firms across the commercial, civil and military aviation industries.

Oliver Wyman says AVISA’s team of specialists will be fully integrated into its broader CAVOK operations and services portfolio, with CAVOK’s European headquarters to be based in the London Gatwick area.

Under this expansion, CAVOK’s expertise will comprise 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.

David Marcontell, CAVOK’s General Manager, commented, “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, added, “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.”