Quadrant acquires air traffic trainers Global ATS

Global ATS

Simulation and pilot training company Quadrant has acquired Global ATS (GATS) based at Gloucestershire Airport. GATS specialises in Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) training for the United Kingdom and worldwide markets.

Quadrant says the acquisition of GATS will strengthen Quadrant’s position in ATC simulation and training.

David Coghlan, chairman of Quadrant, said, “This is an exciting time for Quadrant having recently celebrated our 25-year anniversary.

“The addition of GATS provides Quadrant a training service provision to complement our existing, world-leading ATC product proposition.

“It also allows Quadrant to grow within its natural realm of training and simulation. Combined revenue for Quadrant is now £30m, with around 220 staff.”

Marcus Mimms, GATS managing director, said, “This transaction offers greater opportunities to maximise GATS’ growth potential. Quadrant has synonymous values to GATS, and I look forward to supporting Quadrant through the transition period as GATS embarks on the next phase of its growth agenda.”

Quadrant Group comprises Quadrant Systems Limited (QSL) in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, Quadrant Simulation Systems, Inc (QSSI) in Orlando, Florida, Micro Nav Limited, the ATC simulator specialist operating in Bournemouth, Dorset; and Quest Flight Training Limited (Quest), based at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, UK.