NOT business as usual for Osprey Flight Solutions
Following the launch of its risk management support platform - Osprey:Open - earlier this month, Osprey Flight Solutions has announced significant updates directly related to COVID-19 in an effort to support the industry during this global crisis.
CEO Andrew Nicholson has the following message:
The aviation industry is experiencing the greatest impact on operations in a generation, if not ever, as we all deal with the impact of Covid-19.
Osprey exists to provide the industry with the best risk management data, information and analytics to support your operations and if we were to just 'cope' with this situation then we would be lacking. I want to tell you that it is categorically NOT business as usual for us. We have turned on all the taps, called in all the favours, and buckled ourselves in for a hard, fast ride over the coming weeks and months to make sure that we are, every day, improving the support that we can provide.
Our absolute priority is to give you the most accurate reporting that will give you the earliest possible warning that the tide may be turning and that you can start to prepare to resume business."
Significant updates to support the industry
As some of you will know, we recently launched our new platform, Osprey:Open. Registration for :Open continues to be completely free of charge and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Anyone in the industry can register and have access to the best data and analytics in a single interface. So, we have been working around the clock to bring updates to :Open that will help you monitor and make decisions about your operations.
In addition to the standard data sets that are available, we have overlaid covid-19 cases for each country, drawn from W.H.O. reporting, John Hopkins University and CDC. We have visualised these cases in graphs for every single country showing the growth and rate of the infection, and showing what stage in the spread of the virus that country is experiencing. We have overlaid all covid-19 related NOTAMs, both those published by any country and those relating to any international airport. These datasets are all updated as near live time as possible, keeping you absolutely up to date. We are also working on getting all travel restrictions not covered by NOTAMs visualised.
Here is my plea
We will continue to add more capabilities over the coming days and weeks, but this work would be greatly enhanced if we, as an industry, can collaborate. So here is my plea. If there is something that would help you if it was analysed or visualised, please let us know and we will work tirelessly to get it into the platform, if it is possible. If you have datasets that would support the industry, please don't be precious about sharing them and we can get them out there for the benefit of everyone. When all this calms down, it is in all our interests to have a fully functioning global aviation system operating as fast as humanly possible.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 26th March 2020 | Issue #550