As part of the overarching aviation safety case for MARS Tanker, Osprey were requested at very short notice to provide independent safety assurance for the new to service Kelvin Hughes ATM radar. The task was agreed and completed within a week fully meeting Project expectations and timeline enabling the ATM case to progress to the regulatory acceptance phase on time.
MARS Tanker Project Manager, DE&S, MOD
The team at Osprey were outstanding in their approach to our project and throughout the timeline the team were fully supportive with their communication and interaction.
The output from the team proved to me that they deliver high quality pieces of work.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
The successful delivery of this significant ATC project would not have been possible were it not for the support of Osprey CSL and I’d like to thank them for their work. Working closely with our project team, they helped to take an aspiration and turn it into a viable project that could be delivered within time and on budget. We have worked with Osprey before and I’m pleased with their technical knowledge and willingness to further enhance the technical excellence already present within our airport in order to form the most effective delivery team possible.
Head of Air Traffic Control Services, Leeds Bradford Airport
Osprey’s expertise and specialist support have allowed Defence Equipment & Support to develop with confidence the equipment safety and airworthiness framework for the introduction of the A400M to service with the Royal Air Force. At a critical time in the aircraft’s life cycle, Osprey provided a principal consultant to cover the responsibilities of the Safety Manager and dedicated support to develop the Platform Safety Assessment.
The A400M PT has relied heavily on the professional commitment and specialist knowledge of Osprey consultants to develop and implement a credible Safety Management System and to mentor full-time members of staff joining the Project Team to positions where they are competent to hold a Letter of Airworthiness Authority. Consistently, Osprey has added significant value to the A400M Project and has a key part in the governance and assurance of A400M equipment safety and airworthiness.
A400M Safety Manager, DE&S, MOD
Many thanks to the Osprey team for developing and delivering the recent ATM Safety Awareness and ATM Safety Practitioners courses for Cobham. The feedback from my team has been extremely positive. Everyone enjoyed the training and felt that they could apply the learning across many of our current programmes. The extensive ATM & Safety experience and expertise of the Osprey course tutors was very apparent, which contributed to the overall success of the training.
Quality & Safety Manager, Cobham
At short notice Osprey picked up and delivered, to the CAA, an extremely well researched piece of UAS analysis with a number of recommendations that we can take forward into delivery. The work is high risk and will inform political decision making in the UK and set a precedent across the world. The work they have delivered to date has met the agreed scope and quality. They have delivered to the timeframe and within the cost agreed without the need to direct or oversee the detail, which was extremely important especially when one of the reasons for the commercial arrangement with Osprey was due to internal resource constraints. The review and report they have completed will feed directly into UK Government policy as well as influence European and International policy direction for RPAS.
Civil Aviation Authority
Osprey has been contracted by my department since March 2014 to develop, author and maintain the Platform Safety Assessment (PSA)/ Safety Case for the UK Fleet of 22 A400M aircraft. They have consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the A400M Type Certification Basis (TCB) as well as the various Defence Standards and Regulatory Publications that are appropriate to A400M. Their work has been completed to the highest standards and they have offered my team flexible and pragmatic solutions to some very complex problems. I would have no hesitation in recommending Osprey to any future organisation within the Air Safety and Airworthiness arena.
A400M Certification Team Leader, DE&S, MOD
Osprey’s detailed evaluation of Gatwick’s ATC assets highlighted their unique ability to deliver a complex requirement within a challenging timeline. Osprey demonstrated a high level of competence and experience that clearly demonstrated their understanding of the technical landscape and the strategic needs of our airport. Their professional and collaborative approach ensured they worked closely with all key stakeholders to deliver the intended outcomes of the study on time and on budget. We were particularly impressed by their ability to flex their resources to meet our priorities. I have no hesitation in recommending Osprey for future aviation projects of this nature.
To help find an acceptable interim mitigation for a proposed Wind Farm, LSA approached Osprey as recognised leaders in Wind Turbine Mitigation methods. As part of their remit Osprey reviewed the potential capabilities of the local radar as well as other mitigation technologies in relation to the anticipated turbine effects and our Operational Requirement. Based on their assessment of the available solutions, the local airspace environment and the demanding project timescales, the use of a Non Automatic Initiation Zone (NAIZ) was proposed.
Osprey subsequently developed the Radar Sensor Safety Case to include the NAIZ and supported LSA through the subsequent discussions with CAA SARG. As a result of these discussions the NAIZ was accepted into operational service prior to turbine operation.
The solution has subsequently worked well and has proven itself to be the right decision for the mitigation of the Wind Farm.
I would readily recommend Osprey to any ANSP seeking supportive and informed assistance in establishing mitigation of Wind Turbines on Approach Radars.
London Southend Airport
Vattenfall have used Osprey on several major projects. The team go above and beyond to provide an extremely high level of service. The friendly professional approach ensures good relationships and respect from stakeholders throughout the UK. We would gladly recommend Osprey.
It was great to work with an organisation having such a strong understanding of both the complexities of modern aviation and our own requirements.
Kent International Airport
I am pleased to endorse Osprey as highly competent and skilled aviation consultants to the renewables sector. Their technical expertise and experienced civil and ex-RAF controllers help to ensure that we identify and resolve or avoid aviation risks at an early stage in our projects. A focus on consensus building with aviation stakeholders also helps to secure cost-effective mitigation.
Partnership for Renewables
RWE Innogy UK npower renewables has worked with Osprey for a number of years receiving advice and consultancy services on radar and other navigation aid technologies, regulatory, safety and operational ATC matters. Osprey’s advice and services have always been of high quality, delivered to requirements on time and budget. Their knowledge of the industry and excellent rapport with key stakeholders has made them a valuable advisor to have on board.
RWE Innogy UK
Undertaking a comprehensive upgrade of all ANE equipment and airport infrastructure is a daunting task for any airport, let alone a growing regional such as London Southend Airport.
Throughout this 30-month project Osprey has been a strong and dependable partner who have shouldered a significant proportion of the regulatory burden, allowing the airport to concentrate on its day-to-day business.
Both phases of development were delivered successfully and on time which was certainly due to the quality and clarity of the Safety Cases and related support work provided by Osprey, this not only attracted praise from within the airport but was also acknowledged by the Regulator.
I would readily recommend Osprey to any ANSP in seeking supportive and informed assistance with future projects.
London Southend Airport
When the delivery of a modern safety management system/culture is hard to achieve Osprey CSL are my company of choice for assistance. With access to unrivalled experience and knowledge in Safety Documentation, Auditing, Windfarms, CAA liaison and Major Infrastructure Projects Osprey are able to deliver on time. Osprey understand the regulatory and resource challenges regional airports face, and can tailor their services accordingly.
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Osprey CSL provided THALES with highly responsive and informed Safety Case support during the delivery of the CAT 3 ILS at Manchester Airport. Their continued professional approach to the task was a key contributor to the successful delivery of the project.
Osprey have consistently provided expert advice and technical assessment during the development of major wind farm projects. Their attitude, professionalism and expertise is first class, which has enabled assessments and mitigation to be quickly identified and presented successfully to their Consultees.
E.ON Climate & Renewables
Osprey Consulting Services Ltd was engaged by the HIAL as Safety Consultants to assist in the preparation and presentation of various safety cases to the UK Safety Regulation Group in support of the Inverness Airport Radar Project.
The work stream which occurred over three years involved two phases:
Phase 1 was to buy in a suitable radar picture and to develop provision of radar services from Inverness.
Phase 2 was the purchase of a state of the art radar system from Thales. This system incorporating both primary and mode S secondary radar which was the first such system in the UK.
Their input to the whole process was pivotal to its success and it says much for the quality of the work completed that Phase 1 was achieved on time and using a”green field” scenario that was unusual in terms of achieving regulatory approval.
Phase 2 was delivered on budget and on time which would not have been achieved without the excellence of product delivered by Osprey Consulting Services Ltd. As a group we will have no hesitation in utilising them in future works should the occasion arise.
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) is an expanding regional business which requires efficient use of its resources to sustain current and future growth. LBIA demands quality, excellence, experience and value in its decision making processes and correspondingly has chosen Osprey for a number of specialised projects.
The Airport has benefitted from Osprey’s wealth of experience and independence in Air Traffic Services in the the procurement of a new Radar Display System. Initially Osprey developed a Surveillance System Business Case Report to support capital budgeting. Subsequent to Board Approval for the project, Osprey guided the procurement of the new Radar Display System through the OJEU process and developed the initial Safety Argument and the Implementation Plan.
It is critical for Leeds Bradford Airport to develop close harmonious working relationships with its partners in order to support the important business decisions and will continue to consider Osprey to assist in achieving its goals.
Leeds Bradford International Airport
I was very impressed with how thorough the documents were and also how accessible they were to the non-specialist.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
The Osprey staff engaged on this task have consistently produced the A400M Platform Safety Assessment deliverables, in line with our contract to a very high standard and in a timely fashion. This is particularly noticeable given the very fluid nature of the aircraft delivery programme from the production line, resulting in a very complex set of requirements and customer.
All of our requirements were dealt with efficiently, professionally and on time. Thank you to the Osprey Team.
Natural Power Consultants Ltd have utilised the aviation expertise offered by Osprey on a number of wind farm sites located across Scotland. On each occasion we have been impressed with the level of service provided, their attention to detail and their backup support in dealing with very often extremely complex aviation issues.