Richard Walker joins Osprey Flight Solutions as Business Development Director

Thursday 26th October 2017

  • Osprey Flight Solutions
  • Richard Walker

Richard Walker has been appointed Business Development Director for Osprey Flight Solutions, a brand new company which is introducing a major step change in aviation security expertise.

Effective immediately, based out of Leeds, UK, Richard's day to day role will include building the sales pipeline, closing deals and increasing brand awareness of Osprey and its innovative technology, airport and airspace intelligence.

With over 25 years' international sales and marketing experience in the aviation industry, Richard started his aviation career with British Airways' franchise Maersk Air selling charters on Boeing 737s.   Since then, he has worked for OEMs including Bombardier, operators such as VistaJet and PrivatAir, and charter specialist and leasing company AXON Aviation.

Richard comes to Osprey Flight Solutions from a UK HondaJet dealership, where he built up a strong pipeline for the aircraft across his territory. He has also spent time in a business development role for UAS International Trip Support, responsible for growing the business in Northern Europe across all sectors of aviation, including commercial and cargo airlines, business aviation and military operators.

Bruce Norfolk, Chief Commercial Officer of Osprey Flight Solutions, commented, "We are thrilled to welcome Richard on board. With his diverse experience across business and commercial aviation as well as flight planning, we believe he will prove a great asset to the team."

"I'm excited to be part of an innovative start-up which is using cutting edge technology to offer the aviation industry an in-flight security and risk assessment solution that's different to anything being used in the market today," explained Richard. "I'm looking forward to leveraging the contacts I've acquired during my career so far to really take the company forward."

About Osprey Solutions:

Osprey Flight Solutions is headed by Andrew Nicholson, former Global Security Director and head of aviation security at MedAire. Andrew has been championing for a holistic risk assessment that covers all airspace, not just conflict zones, for several years. He has garnered an expert team of aviation, technical and risk management professionals from across the globe and brought together an advisory group of clients who are now beta testing the solution.

The proprietary airspace risk assessment methodology evaluates a combination of 20 aviation security, operational and safety criteria via qualitative and quantitative measures.

Osprey's database is continuously updated with information relating to 22 separate event categories which have the potential to negatively impact flight operations, including Missile Launch, Lasing Event, Weapons Cache and Trafficking, GPS interference, Airport Attacks and UAV Events.

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