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Airbus acquires flight operations software, services provider

Airbus Group said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Navtech, a privately held provider of flight operations software and services.
Airbus Group said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Navtech, a privately held provider of flight operations software and services. File photo

Airbus Group said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Navtech, a privately held provider of flight operations software and services.

Toulouse, France-based Airbus Group did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition.

It said Navtech — based in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong — has annual revenue of $42 million and 250 employees.

“This acquisition will enable us to diversify our range of digital services and widen our portfolio offering for customers, positioning Airbus as a complete flight operations solutions provider,” Didier Lux, head of Airbus customer service, said in a news release.

Navtech said it has more than 400 airline — including JetBlue, Air Canada and Delta — and air service customers. Its products and services include paper and electronic aeronautical charts, navigation data products, flight planning, aircraft performance and crew planning products.

In Wichita, Airbus Group operates Airbus Americas Engineering, which does aerostructure design and analysis of Airbus aircraft primary structure such as wings and fuselages.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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