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Building Back Airports Post COVID-19: A Toolkit Approach

Introduction In recognition of the unprecedented challenges and risks which, virtually overnight, threatened our airport community, the team at Osprey, Northstar and Apus wanted to find a way to contribute to an industry that has for many years provided not just careers, but strong relationships and long-lasting friendships. Understandably the pace of change is different […]

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Osprey awarded new contract to conduct feasibility study on the installation of solar panels at an airfield

Osprey, a tpgroup company, has been awarded a new contract to conduct a feasibility study to identify the aviation implications of the installation of solar panels at an airfield in Wales.  The installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on airport sites helps to reduce their carbon footprint, but can also impact aviation safety at the […]

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Providing airports with safety assurance support for the introduction of Pilot-Controlled Lighting systems

Pilot-Controlled Lighting (PCL) systems are common at airports where unscheduled air operations occur outside Air Traffic Control (ATC) hours or, at airfields without ATC. All PCL systems operate in a similar manner. The pilot ‘keys’ a designated frequency when approaching the airfield, seven times within five seconds.  This activates the Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) system, […]

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Osprey assist airports in the delivery of Radar in the Tower capability

As airport operators seek to develop operational efficiencies, they do so with the understanding that they must not undermine safety. One such efficiency is the introduction of Radar in the Tower (RiTT) procedures, once considered off-limits but is now becoming common practice in the civil domain with at least nine airports now using this capability.  […]

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Osprey leads industry consortium to review draft secondary legislation of the Space Industry Act 2018

On 29 July 2020, Osprey (a tpgroup company), welcomed the UK Government’s launch of its public consultation on three draft sets of regulations to implement the Space Industry Act 2018 (SIA 2018). This is the legislative framework that will underpin the UK’s commercial spaceflight ambitions. A key aspect of the framework will be the regulations […]

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Snowdonia Aerospace Centre launches public consultation for Llanbedr Airfield

Snowdonia Aerospace has successfully launched a public Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) consultation on a proposed change to the airspace designation around Llanbedr Airfield. The consultation began on Monday 7th December 2020 and will run for 7 weeks, closing on Friday 22nd January 2021. The Snowdonia Aerospace Centre (SAC) is a UK centre of excellence for […]

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Osprey awarded HIAL safety management and assurance contract

Osprey CSL, a tpgroup company, has been awarded a new Safety Management and Assurance contract by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL). Helping to assure safer air travel for the 1.7m passengers across HIAL’s eleven airports, the contract forms part of the HIAL Consultancy Services Framework for Air Traffic Management (ATM), Air Traffic Engineering (ATE) […]

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Osprey achieves CAA Approved Procedure Design Organisation (APDO) status

Osprey is pleased to announce that it has been granted Approved Procedure Design Organisation (APDO) status by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), to design both conventional and satellite based Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP). Until now Osprey has been providing this service as an APDO under the name of gCAP, a company that was acquired […]

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Osprey welcomes Rachel Thomas

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Thomas to Osprey as a Principal Consultant in our Airports & Airspace Team. Rachel joins us from Heathrow Airport where she was the Senior Airspace Change Lead, providing strategic airspace expertise ensuring alignment across all airspace activities. As part of her role at Heathrow, Rachel was responsible for shaping […]

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Development Consent Order granted for Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) has been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport to reactivate Manston Airport as a dedicated air freight hub. The DCO is a formal process by which Government gives the green light to developments categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). For over 4 years Osprey […]

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