TKH Group, the parent company of TKH Airport Solutions, has acquired 100% of the shares in JCAI Inc (JCAII)

The acquisition combines the capabilities of TKH Airport Solutions’ smart airfield ground lighting (AGL) and JCAII’s traffic guidance systems. Toronto-based JCAII offers guidance software and equipment that provides airports with the tools needed to ensure the aircraft is directed automatically over the tarmac, allowing for maximisation of throughput, whilst balancing safety. The company also has a strong track record in airport de-icing, its patented technology coordinating visual guidance, real-time data and operational messaging to both flight and ground crew. 

The acquisition will accelerate the growth for both companies globally, and will further position TKH Airport Solutions in the North American market. It will also create synergies that enable the development of innovative solutions to address evolving market needs, the companies said.

Alexander van der Lof, CEO of TKH Group, said of the acquisition: “JCAII has established a strong track record in the aviation industry with its ground-breaking guidance software and hardware, which fully complement TKH’s proprietary CEDD technology. Through the combination of JCAII’s activities with those of TKH we will be able to boost the growth of both JCAII and the TKH CEDD connectivity technology. We look forward to working together to increase the efficiency and safety of the aviation community.”

TKH Airport Solutions’ CEDD AGL technology can integrate with JCAII’s intelligent management systems Icelink and SmartPad. The combined technologies have already been installed in the new centralised de-icing facility at Memphis International Airport.  

The acquisition will help TKH’s North American business
The acquisition will help TKH’s North American business TKH Group