Neart na Gaoithe Wind Farm enters the first phase of offshore construction
Scottish offshore wind farm Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) has recently entered the first phase of offshore construction just off the Fife coast. EDF Renewables UK acquired the project in May 2018. Irish energy company ESB took a 50% stake in the project in No …
Aerospace Battle Management
Aerospace Battle Management (ABM) is a key defence capability that orchestrates the aircraft and airspace, to keep the UK skies safe and protect the UK’s defence interests.
Applying Bowtie Analysis to Offshore Operations
Osprey recently used Bowtie analysis as part of a drive to understand the risks associated with operating a remote offshore helideck with aviation fuelling facilities in support of Offshore Renewable Energy O …
Osprey is pleased to announce that we were selected to provide support to the MOD for the development of the A400M ATLAS Safety Case.
AGL CAT 3 Resilience Study for a Major International Airport
Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) is an essential part of an airport’s Category 3 “Facility” and the service level requirements are set out in CAP 168. However, in comparison with complex equipment, such as Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), the level of safety assurance applied can be significantly different.
Airport Pre-Inspection Audit
A major regional airport were keen to maintain their high level of air traffic control service and demonstrate this ability during their regular audit by the CAA Safety Regulation Group (SRG) (now Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, SARG).
Osprey has been supporting Ascent Flight Training Ltd through the provision of Airworthiness assurance support with a number of its programmes.
Bandirran Wind Farm – Aviation Impact Assessment
Banks Renewables proposed the development of a six turbine wind farm, known as Bandirran Wind Farm, to be located near Balbeggie in Perth and Kinross District.
CAA UAS Programme Support
Osprey was recently appointed to support the UK CAA UAS Programme. The work we are delivering will feed directly into UK Government policy as well as influence European and International policy direction for RPAS.
Cross Runway Operations for a Major Regional Airport
Ahead of the start of essential maintenance on their main operating runway, which required it to be re-surfaced, a major regional airport asked Osprey to conduct an assessment of possible operations on their shorter secondary runway.
Development of a Safeguarding Package for a Major Licensed Airport
A major licensed airport approached Osprey to assist with developing a package to safeguard its operation in regards to potential obstructions and ensure safe continuation of flight operations within the Airport’s vicinity.
Gatwick Airport – Asset Evaluation and Resilience Study
Gatwick was in the process of changing their Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and identified a need for an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Asset Evaluation and Resilience Study including a life extension review of the airports current voice systems.
Independent Safety Auditor to SPCISR Delivery Team
Osprey has been contracted by a UK MOD ISTAR Delivery Team to provide an Independent Safety Auditor who performs a variety of safety roles within the team, supporting the Safety Manager, individual projects and senior management.
Inverness Airspace Change Proposal (ACP)
In 2013, following a successful tender exercise, Osprey was appointed by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited to develop an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) in accordance with the standard required by the CAA.
Jersey Airport – ATC Traffic Loading Assessment Under Contingency
In light of significant upgrades to the Jersey Airport Air Traffic Control facility, Airport management identified a need to assess the effectiveness of the contingency facility to handle traffic within their Area of Responsibility as Air Navigation Service Provider for the Channel Islands Control Zone.
Jersey Airport – Contingency Facility Planning
As controlling authority for the Channel Islands Control Zone, Jersey Airport needed to be sure they could operate effectively in the event of a failure within their main air traffic control facility.
London Southend Airport Development
In the 1940s/50s, London Southend Airport (LSA) had been the UK’s 2nd busiest airport, but the airport had declined steadily in the following years, largely due to a runway length that was too short for economic operation of medium capacity regional jet airliners.
Mitigation of Wind Farm Effects at London Southend Airport
To help find an acceptable interim mitigation for a proposed Wind Farm, London Southend Airport (LSA) approached Osprey as recognised leaders in Wind Turbine Mitigation methods. As part of their remit Osprey reviewed the potential capabilities of the l …
Newcastle International Airport – Surveillance System Replacement Programme
Newcastle International Airport were seeking to procure a new Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR). In addition, they were seeking to procure a new Radar Display System and a technical solution(s) that supported the Airport’s wind turbine mitigation strategy.
Newcastle International Airport – VCS Upgrade Safety Case
To satisfy the latest EUROCONTROL Single European Sky (SES) Regulation – Newcastle International Airport (NIA) were replacing the eight Receivers and eight transmitters that comprised their Air Ground Voice Communication Systems (VCS) capability to facilitate 8.33kHz channel spacing.