Portside has acquired Professional Flight Management (PFM), allowing the San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based software for business aviation to build on its services by adding Pennsylvania-based PFM's scheduling and dispatch software platform for corporate flight departments.
“Portside’s competitive advantage is our ability to focus on the customer experience and deliver cutting-edge technologies,” said Portside CEO Alek Vernitsky. “With PFM, we now gain a deeper understanding of the needs and expectations of the corporate flight departments, which will accelerate our vision to support the broader private, business, and government aviation industry.”
Portside’s data platform offers business aviation providers and flight departments a single system that combines flight operations, crew and staff scheduling, expense management, maintenance, and financial and budgeting data to streamline workflows and optimize operations.
A provider of a comprehensive set of scheduling, record-keeping, and reporting applications for flight departments, PFM was started in 1983 by Bill Figures. The company supports more than 200 flight departments, including Fortune 500 fleets. “Portside has a bold vision of building an end-to-end technology ecosystem for corporate flight departments and we have seen them continue to grow their product suite at a fast pace focused on serving the end user,” Figures said.