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Brazilian Market Leader Joins Portside

Welcoming the newest addition to the Portside family - Icon Aviation

We are delighted to announce that Icon Aviation, the largest business aircraft operator in Brazil, will be joining Portside as a new collaboration partner for special product features as they expand into new aviation segments.

Icon Aviation was formed in 2016 from the union of two key players in the Brazilian business aviation market, Global Aviation and CB Air. With the main objective - to offer quality service, exclusivity, and, above all, safety to all its customers the company provides the highest standard solutions for executive aviation, from aircraft charter, management, sale and purchase, to hangar and ground support services.

Present in three states of Brazil, Icon Aviation operates 11 hangars in the main executive aviation hubs of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and Belo Horizonte.

With more than 30 short, medium and long-range, fixed-wing aircraft and a variety of helicopters, the company offers its customers one of the most diversified and modern fleets in South America, able to seamlessly connect people and companies to their destinations.

“We are thrilled to be supporting this Brazilian market leader and expanding our relationships in the region. With close collaboration between the Icon and Portside teams, we expect to deliver a unique product experience to Icon Aviation and their customers”, noted Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside, Inc.

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Feb 09, 2021

New Partnership between Portside and VAT IT

This week we are excited to announce our new partnership with VAT IT.

Any operator that flies into or within Canada, Europe and other areas may have thousands of dollars that can be reclaimed from taxes paid on items like fuel and hotels.

Pro Tip: some countries allow you to reclaim taxes up to 2 years post flight (i.e pre COVID reclaim)

Together with VAT IT, Portside has created an integrated process that will make the reclaim process faster and easier than ever. We work behind the scenes to deliver your max tax reclaim so that you can focus on the mission at hand.

Learn more about the process and your potential reclaim here

How could your operation utilize that money?

- Invest in your flight department’s professional development

- Upgrade your departments technology hardware

- Attend more conference in the post vaccine world

About VAT IT

VAT IT Website

VAT IT is a leader in the global tax reclaim space, with over 20 years of experience. They specialize in coordinating the tax reclaim process with the economic authorities in over 117 countries worldwide.

What you can do with Portside:

- White labeled Aircraft Owner Portal - updated calendars, access to expenses and statements, budgets and more

- Automated Monthly Statements - does each owner have a different report requirement? No problem! Save up to 5 hours per aircraft per month.

- Customized and automated reporting - on demand report building to supplement your existing reporting needs

- Department Intelligence - create customized metrics and dashboards that allow each department situational awareness and proactive insights

News Premium Jet
Jan 25, 2021

Welcoming Premium Jet of Switzerland to Portside

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of Portside - Premium Jet.

Our team has recently completed a detailed cooperative deployment with Premium Jet as they modernize their aircraft owner experience and internal processes.

“Portside’s powerful aviation technology solutions dramatically improve the service we offer to our clients by increasing transparency, access to data and better management tools.” noted Marcel Wepfer , Managing Director, Premium Jet.

Every aircraft operator has unique challenges to their business objectives, and our mission at Portside is to remove as many of those challenges as possible with tailored technology.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to enhance our customers’ productivity and expand their capabilities. We are very excited to be supporting Premium Jet on their journey.” added Alek Vernitsky, CEO and Co Founder, Portside, Inc.

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About Premium Jet

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Premium Jet is an independent business jet operator with over 10 years of experience in providing the highest possible standards of service, discretion and confidentiality for its customers.  It's experienced in-house professionals, led by three managing partners, deliver a full spectrum of business aviation services, from aircraft management and charter to aircraft purchase and sales.

Aside from the commercially registered aircraft on Premium Jet’s AOC: Gulfstream G550, Bombardier Global Express & Bombardier Challenger 300, the company manages and operates a diverse fleet of privately and corporately used jets.

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About Portside

We are a modern, cloud based technology platform designed to integrate your scheduling, accounting, maintenance, expense management and inhouse custom systems into a single source of truth. We make technology that adapts to the operator instead of making the operator adapt to technology.

Some of our features:

Automated aircraft owner monthly statements | Aircraft Owner Portal | Enhanced custom reporting | Billing and Audits | Sales Optimizer | Custom department dashboards |

News Albinati
Jan 12, 2021

“Offering a truly unique aircraft owner experience” with Portside.

Also seen in Business Air News “Albinati and Portside Partnership Is One Year In” - link here

As we welcome the start of a bright new year, we are also very happy to be celebrating 1 year of partnership with Albinati, the largest Swiss-based operator of Bombardier Global aircraft.

Over the last year, our teams have worked closely together to deliver a series of solutions that support both the aircraft owner experience and internal operational efficiency.

Albinati aircraft owners now have a tailor-made experience through Owner Portal that gives them confidence through transparency with on demand access to operational flight information as well as expenditure and aircraft revenue.

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Internal operations teams also gain solutions designed for increased efficiency and situational awareness. Managers can access cross-departmental dashboards updated in real time under a single login, and we have fully automated processes such as monthly owner statement reporting.

“The quality of service and personal attention is the cornerstone of everything we do. For us, the true value lies in the ability to be a differentiator and have a competitive edge against other operators - this includes utilizing the best technology. And with Portside’s innovative solutions can we offer our clients a truly unique and modern aircraft owner experience through a comprehensive dashboard.” noted Stefano Albinati, CEO & President, Albinati Aeronautics.

We work every day to give operators of all sizes and mission types the solutions they need. From 2 aircraft management companies to 100+ aircraft charter companies, if you operate aircraft Portside has a solution for you. Let us share more about our tailored core product and our enterprise development projects.

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About Albinati Aeronautics

Albinati Aeronautics is the largest Swiss-based operator of Global 6000 aircraft. Founded in 2001, by Stefano Albinati, the company puts its clients at the core of their everyday operations. Today the company owns and manages a fleet of 20 business jets.

About Portside

We are a modern, cloud based technology platform designed to integrate your scheduling, accounting, maintenance, expense management and inhouse custom systems into a single source of truth.

From there the possibilities are endless:

Automated aircraft owner monthly statements | Branded aircraft owner portals | Enhanced custom reporting | Streamlined accounting processes | Department and communication efficiency | Custom interfaces