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Air Support Partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

 - May 29, 2018, 4:00 AM
Left, Andrew Nicholson, CEO, Osprey Flight Solutions and Peter Gravesen, CCO of AIR SUPPORT.

Air Support, a provider of flight-planning software to private and commercial business aircraft operators, has announced a partnership at EBACE with the risk management-system Osprey Flight Solutions to offer customers a unique function of its PPS Flight Planning System.

Under the new agreement, Osprey’s risk management service, launched last fall, will integrate with Billund, Denmark-based Air Support’s PPS system, to deliver instantaneous visual and written risk assessments directly to the operator, supporting operational decision making, quality control, and compliance. Osprey’s leadership believes the enhanced system will improve the quality and consistency of human analysis to offer a new over-flight security and risk assessment solution while at the same time, keeping costs down.

“Risk assessment of flights to ensure the safety of operations has for a long time been a strong market demand,” explained Per Jensen, CEO of Air Support (Booth W89), which saw a more than 14 percent growth in 2017, based on the number of filed flight plans via the PPS system, marking its sixth consecutive year of growth. “Our new cooperation with Osprey Flight Solutions is based on a common understanding of system integration capability being one of the most important benefits to the aircraft operator.”

“Integration, as well as improving operator efficiency, are the main drivers behind the development of Osprey,” added CEO Andrew Nicholson. “Our cooperation with one of the leading suppliers of flight planning solutions…is a significant recognition of this, and we are delighted that the PPS Flight Planning System will be leading the way in providing the industry with this much needed business-enabling tool.”

UK-based Osprey's analysis team also publishes email alerts on emerging threats to the aviation security environment, or where an incident reinforces its advice and recommendations for an overflight risk area, airport or country.