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We understand the unique challenges associated with the missions performed by vertical lift operators and the complexities of your technology needs.

Our team works with operators in every segment of vertical lift to adapt and create solutions tailored to their specific business and mission needs. By integrating your existing data into a single source of truth, we connect every aspect of your operation and build layers of value for you and your customers.

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Portside Platform empowers decision makers and teams across all departments, helping them work smarter, streamline business collaboration, and make insight-based decisions with confidence.

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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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News Portside Acquires Stellar's FOS Hosting
May 16, 2023

Portside expands offering for aircraft operators with acquisition of Stellar’s FOS Hosting business

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Portside, Inc. ( has expanded its portfolio of business aviation software and service offerings by acquiring the FOS hosting business line from Stellar Labs, Inc. Charter and corporate aircraft operators using Collins Aerospace Flight Operations System (FOS) can now use Portside as their third-party FOS hosting provider. Portside will be building upon Stellar’s history of providing high-end, secure and reliable FOS hosting solutions along with white-glove service targeted towards complex flight operations worldwide.

“We are confident our hosting customers will enjoy the same reliability, security and service with Portside as they have for many years with Stellar. Stellar will now focus solely on its best-in-class charter pricing, quoting and lead management solutions that work with any flight management system,” said Vicki Nakata, CEO of Stellar.

“We look forward to meeting the needs of our new customers and exceeding their expectations. Over 700 operators and over 50% of the Fortune 500 flight departments trust Portside with their software needs, and we are looking forward to welcoming Stellar hosting customers to Portside.” said Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside.

Portside’s innovative software platform enables flight departments to leverage a range of products that streamline their operations. Some of Portside solutions include:

● Business Aviation Budgeting & Planning Dashboard

● Business Aviation Reporting & Analytics Platform

● Portside Owner Portal for online information sharing and communication between management companies and aircraft owners

● Portside Optimizer for efficient crew and aircraft positioning, reduction of empty legs, and revenue optimization by fractional and charter operators

● Portside ExpensePulse for automating customer billing and internal expense management, resulting in faster and more efficient month-end closing, customer billing and cash collection processes

● Portside Services for crew hotel and car bookings that are fully integrated into operators’ flight scheduling and accounting software

● BART and PFM flight operations systems that serve as a system of record for hundreds of corporate and charter operators

For more information about Portside, visit

About Stellar

Stellar is reimagining and revolutionizing business aviation by developing advanced technologies and innovative commercial solutions for operators, brokers and their customers. With a technology platform built from the ground up, Stellar drives transformative operational improvements in the business aviation sector, radically improving efficiency, profitability, and customer experience. Find out more at

About Portside

Portside is a modern, cloud-based operating system for the global business aviation industry: a set of integrated software solutions addressing major industry pain points. The Portside platform supports over 700 business aircraft operators in over 30 countries. Some of their customers include Airshare, Jet Aviation, Priester and Wheels Up. Portside is headquartered in San Francisco with team members across the US, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Portside, visit

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News BART and Universal's Feasibility-IQ Integration
May 16, 2023

Universal Integrates Feasibility-IQ® Mission Planning App Inside Portside’s BART Scheduling System

Houston (May 11, 2023) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced the integration of its leading mission planning and intelligence app, Feasibility-IQ, with the BART scheduling software system, a product of Portside, Inc. This integration provides BART users with easy access to real-time planning intelligence for their business aviation trips.

“We’re excited to work with Portside to seamlessly integrate our mission planning expertise with the BART scheduling system,” said Guido Groeschel, Executive Vice President, Digital Product Management, Universal. “This integration provides BART users quick access to the same trip feasibility intelligence used by Universal’s international mission planning experts, directly through BART’s user interface.”

As a result of the integration, BART users are able to transmit their trip details to Feasibility-IQ at the push of a button within the BART system, reducing manual inputs and streamlining the trip research and planning process. Users can instantly review detailed requirements for their missions and access advanced trip support intelligence.

Feasibility-IQ equips flight departments with comprehensive, vetted information on customs procedures, logistics, crew and passenger entry requirements, facilities, peak periods, location trends, and more for thousands of airports worldwide. It significantly improves the efficiency of flight departments by saving hours of research time per trip leg and equipping operators with intelligence previously only available through Universal Trip Support.

“Offering a broad range of integrations has always been a cornerstone of the BART product suite, and this important integration adds to the many tools and capabilities already included in the BART platform. said Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside. “We are excited to work with Universal to make feasibility assessments easier for our customers.”

BART users can learn more about this Feasibility-IQ and activating this integration by visiting, or by speaking to their BART or Universal representatives.


About Portside

Portside is a modern, cloud-based operating system for the global business aviation industry: a set of integrated software solutions addressing major industry pain points. The Portside platform supports over 700 business aircraft operators in over 30 countries. The BART product suite provides intuitive web-based scheduling and operations software for charter & corporate flight departments. Portside is headquartered in San Francisco with team members across the US, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Portside, visit

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

You’re counted on to make every trip a success, but you don’t have to do it alone. Reduce your operating risk and stress by accessing a global community of resources dedicated to helping you prepare for unforeseen events, navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment, and manage your stakeholders’ expectations. Keep your organization moving and ensure mission success with complete and customized trip management services – coordinated through your dedicated trip support team, or online and on your Apple® iPad® and iPhone® via uvGO. For more information, contact worldwide sales at +1 (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300 (North America) or +1 (713) 944-1622 ext. 3300 (Worldwide).

News Integrated Hub for Aviation Technology
Apr 12, 2023

A Centralized, Integrated Hub for Aviation Technology

More than a platform - what really makes Portside the aviation technology powerhouse?

Portside is the integrated hub for aviation technology powering intelligence, communication, workflows, and automation. It means a faster, clearer, and smarter way to manage your daily aircraft operation.

Automated, seamless data management (exchange)

Aircraft operation data management begins with the aggregation of data from multiple sources. Portside's Platform allows aircraft operators to extract every last bit of value from their current data by connecting to your existing systems with automated workflows. Having received actionable data in real-time enables our customers to make informed decision-making. Portside products allow aviation flight departments to collect, analyze, and present data in a way that makes it easier to understand and identify patterns. With out of the box visualizations, graphs, and charts, decision-makers can analyze trends and make informed decisions based on the insights derived from the data.

Next-generation client portal

Give your clients a single point of entry into their aircraft and flight information. Portside provides the next generation of client portals, a more secure and intuitive way to manage all necessary owner engagements. Our aircraft Owner Portal is customized to each individual owner or stakeholder and can show their schedule, finance, and/or maintenance data all in one place. Based on their permissions, aircraft owners can also review pertinent metrics, stats and detailed reports. This also facilitates better client satisfaction as it can enable real-time communication and document sharing, making it easier to share and gather input from all stakeholders.

Holistic value through integrations and partnerships

We have built our platform to be as flexible as possible to provide the highest utility to our customers. Not only do we integrate with the majority of systems used in business aviation today, but we also integrate with in-house systems built by our customers. We have the capabilities to customize our platform aligned to your requirements to ensure that our products evolve according to your company's needs and objectives.

We are constantly innovating and making progress every day to expand our reach and provide more value for our customers.

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Portside is an aviation technology company that supports over 700 operators with more than 10,000 aircraft in 30+ countries. Our integrated platform connects with the most commonly used aviation software, including in-house systems, which allows us to deliver a variety of cost-effective solutions tailored to your business needs. We also partner with aviation companies to support their digital transformations and enterprise requirements.