Created in 2000
Avico Group offers a wide offer of operational services to its clients : Aircraft leasing and chartering, aircraft or aeronautical asset management, procurement or disposal, ground handling services and regulatory training, aviation consulting, Zero Gravity flights, flight operations preparation and planning and H24 OCC
Creation of Avico
Air charter broker, who has since become one of the world leaders in charter between airlines.
First diversification of the group
The first foray of the Avico group outside of its brokerage core business was launched with the creation of Ladybird Ground Services, an aircraft cleaning company first at Paris CDG airport and then at Paris Orly airport.
Création de BusyBee
Creation of aviation staffing agency BusyBee (which will be sold ten years later)
Opening of the first office outside of France
The Avico group opens its first office abroad in 2003, with the creation of a subsidiary in Ireland. That same year, the Avico Group also launches its asset management business, purchasing its first DC10-30 under the Avico Asset Management brand.
Creation of Blue Lane Avico
A joint venture specialized in aeronautical financing is created with French bank CIC. Its name : Blue Lane Avico.
First external growth operation
The Avico Group carries out its first external growth operation with the acquisition of Flybus, a passenger bus transfer company specialized in shuttling passengers between planes and terminals at Paris CDG airport. This company was ultimately sold to the Transdev group in 2018.
Launch of the “Jasmine Commitments” initiative
Following the Arab Spring which severely penalized the tourism sector in the whole of the Maghreb, Mourad Majoul and Avico commits to the revival of tourism in Tunisia by launching "The Jasmine Commmitments" at the Arab World Institute in Paris, in partnership with French politician Dominique Baudis and actor Michel Boujenah.
Partnership with Novespace
Avico enters into a partnership with Novespace, a CNES (France's national space agency) subsidiary, in order to market the first European Zero gravity flights to the general public under the Air Zero G brand.
ISO 9001 certification
Quality and Service are fundamentals of the Avico Group. This qualitative level is now officially recognized with the ISO 9001 certification of Avico, Ladybird and AeroGate.
ENAC Avico Challenge
Avico joins forces with the National School of Civil Aviation (Enac) Alumni association, of which Mourad Majoul and Gilles Gompertz are proud members, to create the Enac Avico Challenge, a business startup competition focused on aeronautics. 18 projects were selected during the 1st edition of the Challenge and the winner received a grant of € 10,000.
The diversification of the Avico Group turns a few significant corners.
For the first time Avico's consolidated turnover exceeds € 150 million, non-charter activities represent more than half of revenues and international companies account for more activity than French companies of the group.
Creation of an airline: Dominican Wings
The Avico group participates in the creation of a new airline, Dominican Wings, based in the Dominican Republic and equipped with Airbus A320.
Investment in the Sunbirds start-up company
The group invests in the seeding and further development of the Sunbirds start-up, which designs solar-powered drones and won 1st prize in the Enac Avico Challenge.
Sale of Flybus and Phoebus and entry into the capital of Safe Flight Academy
Avico sells its stakes in the Flybus and Phoebus businesses to the Transdev group and in turn takes a significant equity stake in the Tunisian pilot training school Safe Flight Academy.
Creation of Airgos and investment in Senegal
The Avico Group creates Airgos, a software company that develops innovative systems for airport ground handling and management. That same year Avico Group acquires a stake in the Senegalese airline company Arc en Ciel Aviation, now Arc en Ciel Airlines.
A year like no other
The Avico company provides numerous repatriation and medical freight transport flights in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, participates in the organization of the Sunbirds solar drone world distance record and the Avico Group takes a significant stake in RegioLease, an aeronautical engineering and airworthiness specialist.