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Portside - No Long Term Contracts


Have you ever been locked into a long-term commitment with a service provider that wasn't a good fit for you? That is almost as bad and unpleasant as being stuck at the DMV on a Friday afternoon.

At Portside we want to make sure you are getting the product and support you deserve. That’s why we offer our customers a risk-free relationship and full flexibility to give 30-day notice at any time.

Here are three main reasons why we avoid long-term agreements:

1: Long-term contracts benefit one side

Most companies today insist on long-term contracts of 12, 24 even 36 months. These agreements are inflexible and represent a huge financial burden on a customer. At Portside we want to make sure our relationship is mutually beneficial, so we do things differently by giving you the control and freedom to walk away at the end of the month.

2: Flexibility matters

As an aviation company supporting aircraft operators, our clients have needs and requirements that can change on short notice. We believe adapting to meet those needs is crucial to becoming a reliable partner and service provider that our clients can trust. That’s why we decided to remove the risk of a long term contract.

3: Long-term contracts do not ensure consistent or quality service

We believe in our system and our customer service, and we are happy to prove it to you every month. Our clients appreciate the honesty and the flexibility they get and we value the trust they put in us.

To learn more about why we are so confident in our product and service, and to learn about the different solutions that we offer for aircraft operators the world over, please email us at:

sales@portside.co

P.S - We can always create a contract if you really, really want one

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News Fred Powell
May 11, 2022

Welcoming Fred Powell to the Portside Team as VP of Product

We have recently extended our leadership team appointing Fred Powell, an aviation industry technology veteran, as VP of Product. Fred’s arrival will help drive our continued growth as we look to expand our product suite to address critical pain points facing business and government aircraft operators. Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside, says, “Fred has over 20 years of experience in this industry and has contributed significantly to the innovation in business aviation. We look forward to working with Fred and leveraging his experience as we continue to better serve our global customer base.”

Portside has experienced triple digit growth since it was founded in 2017, and today, our platform serves hundreds of customers in over 30 countries with a secure suite of cloud-based products such as the Owner Portal, ExpensePulse, Optimizer and others. Some notable operators on the Portside platform include Jet Aviation, Airshare, Wing Aviation, Albinati, and Metrojet. Excited about this next chapter at Portside, Fred commented: “The Portside team is impressive and forward-thinking. I am excited to be working with a company whose customers are enthusiastic about what we have built and look forward to helping Portside further support its customer needs.” 

Fred's success in aviation technology was inspired by his father, Fred Powell Sr, who founded aviation software company Computing Technologies for Aviation (CTA) in 1981, and became the architect of Flight Operation System (FOS). After graduating from college, Fred joined the family business and rebuilt the DOS-based FOS system for Windows. At the time, flight schedules were written on whiteboards and airline operators were skeptical that a software program could be as customizable as a wipeable marker. 

The legendary Neil Armstrong served as Chairman and CEO for CTA, actively supporting the family business for over 15 years. Under Fred’s leadership, FOS became the dominant solution for corporate, charter, and OEM-operations serving over 500 customers and capturing 80% market share for charter operators. FOS evolved to enable industry-leading end-to-end paperless processes for customers, including native mobile technology for flight departments to enter log book information, duty times, and expenses.

CTA / FOS was sold to Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace) in 2011 and Fred worked on integrating FOS with other Collins acquisitions, including Air Routing and ARINC. Joining Stellar Labs in 2015 as VP of Customer and Product, Fred managed products that enabled customers to generate an automated quote, a long sought-after goal in the charter industry.

If you would like to reach out to congratulate Fred or learn more about what he is doing at Portside, you can reach him at fpowell@portside.co

About Portside

At Portside, we are developing a modern, cloud-based operating system for business and government aviation: a set of integrated solutions addressing major industry pain points. Our platform supports over 150 operators of business jets, helicopters, medical evacuation and government fleets, as well as fractional jet ownership programs in over 30 countries. We are headquartered in San Francisco with team members across the US, Europe and Asia. Learn more about Portside at www.portside.aero

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Oct 27, 2021

Partnering with Bluetail to streamline aircraft records

Portside is a platform that centralizes data from scheduling, finance and maintenance to be leveraged by the aircraft operator. Integrate all of the systems you use, create custom interfaces, automate workflows, build unique reports and analytics while providing permission-based digital portals to your owners/principals.

By partnering with Bluetail, we are offering aircraft operators a new opportunity to leverage specialized services and technology without adding to your admin or process.

Together, we are making efficiency around aircraft records easy and accessible to all operators


Some of the solutions for your operation:


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About Bluetail

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Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Bluetail was born to help aircraft owners, and their support teams, easily manage and store all of their aircraft documents, records and data - whether it’s for a single aircraft or an entire fleet. Today Bluetail’s nationwide aircraft records scanning center network has over 120 locations across the US and Canada. Its customers can now choose onboarding packages and additional services that best fit their needs, aircraft type and budget.


About Portside

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Portside is an aviation technology company building solutions for the business aviation community. We have made a product that leverages your exiting software, automates the most time consuming parts of an operation, maximizes your owner support and gives companies the tools to accelerate their capabilities. We currently support over 150 aircraft operators in 25 countries through our offices in San Francisco, Houston, London, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. Customers range from single aircraft owner-operators to charter companies with 100+ aircraft, from Fortune 500 companies to industrial and med-evac fleets.

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Sep 28, 2021

Rhiannon Silvashy joins Portside

We are excited to announce that aviation industry veteran and technology solutions expert, Rhiannon Silvashy, has joined Portside as Senior Sales Manager - Part 91 Division.

Rhiannon brings with her nearly a decade of experience as a professional in the business aviation industry where she drove innovation with an intense focus on providing communication, software and technology to flight departments, airlines and OEMs.

"We are excited to have Rhiannon join our commercial team because she brings with her a dedication to customer advocacy, an extensive history providing technology solutions in business aviation and a deep understanding of the complex nature of P91 aircraft operations. She is a well known and respected member of the aviation community and has a long history of contributing through her volunteer work. Her 10+ years of experience and knowledge combined with her reputation for always taking care of her customers make Rhiannon an outstanding addition to our growing team". Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside.

If you would like to reach out to congratulate Rhiannon or learn more about what she is doing at Portside, you can reach her at:

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About Portside
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Portside is an aviation technology company building solutions for the business aviation community. We have made a product that leverages your exiting software, automates the most time-consuming parts of an operation, maximizes your owner support, and gives companies the tools to accelerate their capabilities. We currently support over 150 aircraft operators in 25 countries through our offices in San Francisco, Houston, London, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. Customers range from single aircraft owner-operators to charter companies with 100+ aircraft, from Fortune 500 companies to industrial and med-evac fleets.

Connect with Portside
Portside product demo
General questions
sales@portside.co