Supporting Evacuations from Afghanistan

Andrew Nicholson


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Andrew Nicholson


Andrew, CEO, founded Osprey Flight Solutions with the aim of driving a quantum shift in the capabilities available to the industry for security risk management, enabled by a focus on cutting edge computing techniques and data-led risk management. Recognised as a leader in the aviation security arena, Andrew frequently provides expert comment and analysis to the leading international news networks, discussing topical global aviation security issues, as well as being a regular contributor and featured speaker at numerous international industry events. In 2021 Andrew was named a Top 20 Dynamic CEO by The CEO Publication.

After graduating with a degree in engineering, Andrew spent 12 years in the Royal Navy, 6 with UK Special Forces, which included operational tours in all major conflict regions. Leaving the military at the height of the Somali Piracy phenomenon, for 3 years Andrew led the maritime and oil and gas divisions for the largest provider of maritime security in the industry. At the same time, he was a member of the steering committee and subsequent Board of Directors for the only international human rights focused initiative for the security risk management industry.

Andrew moved to International SOS and Control Risks in July 2014 to head up the aviation security team. Realising that the industry’s requirement for risk management support had changed in the wake of the MH17 disaster, Andrew co-founded Osprey, which is now recognised across the industry as the leader in open source risk management data, developing innovative tools to support all operators, no matter their size or resource, in conducting comprehensive and accurate risk management.

A message from  Andrew Nicholson, CEO, Osprey Flight Solutions

Free Risk Management Support – Evacuation Operations

In support of national and international efforts to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan, Osprey Flight Solutions will provide our full suite of services free of any charge for 60 days to any operator who is conducting evacuation operations under the CRAF. This will include all our alerting and reporting, data analytics, trends and patterns analysis and systematic, dynamic flight risk assessments.

If as one of these operators you are interested in the above support, please let me know with an email to

Webinar – Supporting Evacuations from Afghanistan: Regional Risk Environment

Also, we will provide enhanced reporting for those operators, starting with a webinar on Wednesday 25 August.  This webinar will be specifically focused on airlines operating under CRAF and European auspices.  It will look at the relevant airspace and airports around Afghanistan where airlines will be operating, providing detailed analysis on the risk environment now, with a look forward as the situation develops over the coming months. Please click here to register or watch the recording.

We wish everyone safe and successful operations.