Transoft Acquires Belgium-based Airtopsoft for Airspace, Airport Modeling
RICHMOND, Canada, Jun 26, 2018 - Transoft Solutions Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, announced that its Belgian affiliate company has acquired Airtopsoft SA, a leading developer of airspace and airport modeling solutions. Airtopsoft will continue operating as a standalone company, managing key operations from its office in Belgium. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Airtopsoft was founded in 2006 when it first launched its flagship software, AirTOp. The Brussels-based company has since positioned itself as developers of advanced simulation solutions for decision making and analysis for an airport, air traffic control, and airspace professionals. Airtopsoft has customers around the world and lists airports, air navigation service providers, research labs, service companies, aircraft manufacturers and airlines among its clients.
“This acquisition is consistent with our vision to empower engineers and planners with the very best transportation engineering software,” says Milton Carrasco, President and CEO of Transoft Solutions. “Airtopsoft’s solutions not only expand Transoft’s aviation product offering into airspace planning and operations but also brings innovative technologies that can be used to enhance our other products. Additionally, and most importantly, this acquisition aligns strongly with our objective to provide our customers, consisting of highly discerning engineers, researchers, and transportation professionals, with new innovative and specialized aviation solutions – and in turn fits with our corporate vision. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Thierry Salvant, Airtopsoft’s founder and Managing Director, and his colleagues to the Transoft family!”
“The technology in the AirTOp product range is very advanced and is a solid platform for exciting new developments in airspace and airport fast-time simulation,” said Ben van Leest, VP of Aviation at Transoft. “I’m delighted that Thierry and his team will be part of our ambition to help the aviation industry optimize critical infrastructure and systems. The combined know-how of the staff and synergy with our other software will ensure that we continue to offer products and services of the highest quality. I feel that with this acquisition we are ready for the future and I’m confident our customers will benefit greatly from it.”
“We’re very happy to join forces with Transoft and become part of a much larger organization,” said Airtopsoft’s Thierry Salvant. The operational synergies we stand to gain from this transaction will pay immediate dividends by allowing us to intensify our focus on research and development, and that means even better solutions in the near future. I’m looking forward to continuing to provide leadership for our portfolio of airport and airspace modeling solutions.”
Transoft and Airtopsoft have well-known reputations for investing heavily in research and development and working alongside leading government and research authorities. This acquisition is fully aligned with Transoft’s mission to provide solutions that allow its customers to design with the utmost confidence.
About Transoft Solutions
Transoft Solutions develops innovative and specialized software for transportation professionals. The company’s expansive portfolio of aviation, road and site design solutions is used by over 40,000 users, including airport operators, civil aviation authorities, airlines, aviation consultants and manufacturers, in more than 130 countries. Since 1991, Transoft Solutions has remained committed to providing best-in-class customer support through its offices in Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany, India, and China, enabling professionals to design with confidence. For more information on Transoft’s range of aviation, civil design, and vehicle simulation solutions, visit www.transoftsolutions.com.
Headquartered in Belgium’s capital Brussels, Airtopsoft is a recognized leader in the development of air traffic complexity assessment and modeling software. Founded in 2006, AirTOp fast-time simulation software, and its range of modules, are used by a wide assortment of aviation customers including airports, air navigation service providers (ANSP), air traffic control service providers, regulatory authorities, consulting companies, research labs, and airlines. Today, AirTOp is used for capacity and complexity studies around the globe. For more information about Airtopsoft airspace and airport modeling solutions, visit www.airtopsoft.com.