About us

About Ciconia Aviation Services

Ciconia Aviation Services BV was officially established on 2 February 2015 by Mr. Wim Ovaa. We offer training services, advisory services and managed services to NAAs, regulators, airlines and lessors.

The company started off as part of SGI Aviation, where it formed the Aviation Authorities division. After the spin-off we are continuing our provision of training and regulatory services, which commenced in 2007.

The majority of the staff involved in the delivery of SGI’s regulatory and training services also transferred to Ciconia, and we are proud to say that their years of knowledge and expertise have found a new home here.

Inspired by flight

Ciconia Ciconia is the Latin name for the majestic stork. This bird’s outstanding flying skills allow it to reach exceptional heights and travel great distances. Aviation and air travel now offer this to many citizens of this world; exposure to new cultures, people, countries and experiences continues to enrich many lives. With our services, Ciconia aims to enable our clients to continue to facilitate this enrichment for many years to come.

Our mission

Ciconia aims to be a recognized leader in the field of aviation safety regulations, contributing to aviation safety in a global world and enhancing the performance of its clients.

We envision a future in which our organization will use its expertise of aviation safety regulations in the major aviation jurisdictions to continue to build bridges between those who regulate and those who are regulated.

Loyalty and innovation

The stork is a loyal creature. It forms long-term bonds with the other storks in its vicinity. At Ciconia, we are similarly dedicated to our clients, staff, contractors and stakeholders. We work to make our clients feel appreciated, delivering tailor-made solutions to add real value to their business.

In Western culture storks also represent creation and newborn life. Ciconia’s vision is firmly on the future. We enjoy developing new business and providing innovative solutions to meet our clients’ every need.

A personal touch

Ciconia’s founder Wim Ovaa has a very personal connection to the company. He is involved in every project, ensuring quality and successful completion, and makes an effort to get to know all his clients and their specific requirements. Wim’s last name, Ovaa, derives from the word ‘ooievaar’ (the Dutch word for stork).

Our services

If you would like to find out more about what Ciconia can do for your organization, please feel free to contact us.

Regulatory Consultancy and Training