Osprey at World ATM 2018

We’re at the World ATM Congress this week. Here are just a few examples of recent developments that we’ll be discussing in Madrid with the ATM industry.

Acquisition of gCAP

In December 2017, Osprey announced the acquisition of gCAP, a highly respected provider of Instrument Flight Procedure Design (IFPD) services to UK and International aviation clients.

As a result, we now have a large UK CAA Approved IFPD team, based in the UK, with the end-to-end capability to deliver on all aspects of technical airspace change work.

Our highly qualified team of Approved Procedure Designers (APDs) provide a unique blend of experience consisting of individuals with civil and military air traffic control and operations expertise, surveying qualifications, civil and military aircrew proficiency and previous CAA regulatory experience (in both airspace policy and procedure design).


On 13th December 2017, the CAA launched CAP1616 – the new Airspace Change Process effective from January 2018 onwards.

Osprey has been engaged with CAP1616 from the outset and is working closely with the CAA to ensure full compliance in the early stages of implementation; including the introduction of gateways into the process, engagement on design principles, the options appraisal concept, enhanced stakeholder consultations & community engagement and increased transparency through the publication of consultation responses online.

The new process plays to Osprey’s core strengths as each airspace change requires a safety assessment to be undertaken at the options appraisal stages of the process.

Our Airports & Airspace Team are already well versed in the new CAP1616 process and are available to talk you through the main changes and how we can support you through the process.

Drone Safety Framework

Osprey is currently working extensively within the industry to evaluate the risks of managing drone operations, particularly in relation to emerging European drone regulations and how they diverge from conventional manned aviation. Through consultation with industry, operators and regulators, we have identified the need for a robust method of analysing, assessing and managing these risks. In response, and as a result of our extensive experience, we have developed Aether – a Drone Safety Framework.

Compliant with drone and industry regulations and standards, Aether enables organisations to understand the risks associated with drone operations, and facilitates the management of these risks to ensure safe operations in a range of environments and scenarios.

Please email karen.blackmore@ospreycsl.co.uk if you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of the Osprey team at World ATM.



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