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SITAONAIR acquires GTD Air Services

SITAONAIR has acquired GTD Air Services – the aviation branch of Spanish software provider GTD System & Software Engineering as part of an overall plan to expand its offering of flight operations-based applications.

SITAONAIR initially partnered with in developing its eWAS portfolio – a suite of electronic weather situational awareness mobile applications. This acquisition heralds its determination to pursue new digital initiatives and technologies that will increase flight safety and environmental efficiencies.

As part of its announcement, SITAONAIR has disclosed that the GTD Air Services team will continue to be based in Barcelona, Spain, and operate under a separate entity. It will also enhance, through its growth, the Digital Day of Operations application development capacity for SITAONAIR.

“At GTD, we are very proud to have closed this deal with SITAONAIR,” says Angel Ramirez, GTD Air Services President. “After five years of intensive collaboration and important deployment with airlines such as Air France and Singapore Airlines, SITAONAIR has decided to invest in our group’s aeronautical subsidiary.”

“We believe that embracing a digital shift – from air to ground, from pilots to dispatch – will reinvent the operation of aircraft flight and onboard experience, making it safer, more efficient, more environmentally sustainable and enjoyable,” adds David Lavorel, Chief Executive Office of SITAONAIR. “In this context, weather and situational awareness solutions like eWAS, combined with SITAONAIR’s Digital Day of Operations application portfolio, are becoming vital, strategic tools for both pilots and dispatchers, connecting them with real-time information at their fingertips.”

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