Osprey Flight Solutions has announced the launch of their new overflight safety tool, Osprey:Sentinel which provides a “single point of truth” for all data related to conflict zone notices. The first customer to sign up for the service is Virgin Atlantic.   

The new platform will allow airlines and other aviation companies to automatically and systematically monitor all their flights against extant NOTAMs, AIP/AIC and CZIB relating to conflict zones and other areas of elevated safety risk. It will also help with performance management and risk assessment. Osprey’s CEO, Andrew Nicholson, stated that the company is “proud to have partnered with Virgin Atlantic on this project and we are looking forward to working with them on future initiatives.” 

In September 2021, long-time client, Virgin Atlantic approached Osprey to discuss whether Osprey could help address a new challenge, namely automated identification of any Virgin Atlantic flight, including codeshare, which would potentially breach an FAA NOTAM in order to prevent such a breach occurring. This is in response to a Virgin Atlantic having been issued a notice by the US Department of Transportation for breaching an overflight prohibition by flying over Iraq using a Delta Codeshare.  

Osprey:Sentinel displays a global map that allows you to select specific regulators and visualise where and at what altitudes they permit flights.

Osprey:Sentinel was developed, an interface which delivers a dynamic, real-time picture of Virgin Atlantic’s compliance risk with historical data allowing Virgin Atlantic to identify current risk of a breach as well as any breaches that may have occurred in the recent past.  

The development of this capability is a world first and represents a significant positive development for the aviation industry. The new platform will allow airlines and other aviation companies to automatically and systematically monitor all their flights against extant NOTAMs, AIP/AIC and CZIB relating to conflict zones and other areas of elevated safety risk. It will also help with performance management and risk assessment. CEO of Osprey Flight Solutions, Andrew Nicholson, stated that the company is committed to helping its customers meet all regulatory requirements. 

About Osprey Flight Solutions

Osprey was founded in 2017 with the goal of providing the most advanced aviation risk analysis available anywhere. Our data-driven approach fuses broad-spectrum open-source data, technology and world leading analysis to deliver instant situational intelligence. This allows our clients to make dynamic, informed decisions about risks as they emerge and change. We believe that this is the future of aviation safety and security. Our team of experts is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our clients. We are constantly innovating and expanding our capabilities to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing world. If you are looking for the most advanced aviation risk analysis available, look no further than Osprey. We are here to help you stay safe in a fast-moving, turbulent world. 

 

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