Portside’s Avianis FMS solution will serve as the centerpiece of a 10-year extension.
San Francisco, CA and New York, NY (Oct 17, 2023) -
SAN FRANCISCO -- Portside, a leading innovator in technology and software solutions for business and government aviation, today announced it has signed a 10-year agreement with Solairus Aviation to provide fleet management solutions through its newly acquired Avianis platform.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates both the features, flexibility and value in our Avianis platform and the trust large-scale operators like Solairus have in Portside to power mission-critical infrastructure for their fleets and to help them improve their reach and service,” said Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside. “Over the course of our agreement with Solairus, we look forward to providing the technology, systems and expertise that help unlock efficiency at scale.”
Solairus is one of the largest private aviation provider in the United States according to Argus, and operates a fleet of more than 320 aircraft with service to all 50 states, with 20% of operations world-wide. The agreement will help support flight coordination, dispatch, maintenance, and charter sales team, including the recently announced expansion of its Altitude charter membership program.
“Portside brings more than industry-leading tools and technology to bear on the most common challenges facing aviation providers. They also bring a solution-focused team that delivers future-facing products that will grow alongside us as Solairus continues to expand and evolve,” said John King, President of Solairus. “The ability to seamlessly deploy a customizable and feature rich FMS solution across a large fleet opens up bandwidth for us to focus on our top priority – delivering a best-in-class experience for our customers and aircraft owners.”
In addition to the Avianis FMS, the companies will also collaborate to extend key parts of the Avianis platform to focus on quoting and data interoperability to help Solairus better support its vendor ecosystem and drive efficiency across its aircraft management and charter businesses. The companies will also collaborate on custom enhancements to the Avianis platform focused on security and resiliency.
“In powering more than 1,000 operators across the entire aviation spectrum, we’ve seen a clear need for flexible, bespoke solutions that address specific opportunities, and we look forward to working with Solairus on building an infrastructure that supports their business today and in the future,” Vernitsky said.
Portside is building a turn-key and scalable operating system to power a modern and innovative platform for global business and government aviation. Its suite of integrated products and services span the full-range of aviation needs and support more than 10,000 aircraft in more than 30 countries.
About Solairus Aviation
Solairus is a US private aviation services company whose core business is assisting aircraft owners with the safe, reliable, and efficient management and operation of their aircraft. Our services are customized to meet the client’s individual travel and financial requirements, and to support their flight operation with the highest standards of safety and personalized service, regardless of the location of the aircraft.
Solairus was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Solairus has over 100 base locations nationwide, employing more than 2,300 flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering over 320 aircraft. Solairus is an IS-BAO Stage Three certified company and an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-Rated and Wyvern Wingman certified charter operator. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting.
Portside, Inc. is a premier provider of modern software solutions for the business aviation industry. Portside’s cloud-based operating system for business and government aviation is designed to support all aspects of flight operations, including scheduling and recordkeeping (Avianis, BART and PFM product lines), fleet and crew optimization (Portside Optimizer), data sharing, reporting and analytics (Portside Owner Portal / Budget & Planning Dashboard), customer billing (ExpensePulse), crew recruiting (Staffing Marketplace), and crew and passenger travel accommodations (Portside Services). Portside supports over 1,000 operators of business jets, helicopters, medevac, industrial and government fleets, as well as fractional ownership programs, in over 30 countries. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.portside.aero.