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"People sometimes think technology just automatically gets better every year, but it actually doesn't. It only gets better if smart people work like crazy to make it better." — Elon Musk

AVISU’s mission is to support our customers innovation by identifying, developing and delivering solutions to the air traffic challenges of today, and preparing for future concepts and developments across the airport industry.

AVISU effectively establishes an integrated and confidential partnership with our customers to ensure the business mission and objectives are met at every stage of the improvement lifecycle. Through well-established clear and transparent communication channels and guaranteed on-time delivery, AVISU provide a robust and cost-effective service where safety is always the primary focus.

AVISU achieves all mission objectives through a balanced understanding and experience of the financial pressures and increasing competition found in the aviation industry, and meet the challenge to achieve safety, operational and environmental efficiency gains through innovative thinking.

Our team

Stephen O'Flynn

Stephen O'Flynn

Stephen has over 20 years experience in the aviation industry including posts as an operational Air Traffic Controller and Operational Manager. Prior to that he enjoyed a business background in banking.

Stephen has lead many international expert teams covering major global programs and projects from European Aviation Safety Authority certification to EUROCONTROL/ICAO Generic Surveillance standards for both surface (e.g. Aerodrome Control Services using A-SMGCS) and airborne (e.g. AREA and Approach) applications.

He also provides expert global advice and strategy for airborne Free Route operations in core Europe as well as airport airside operational efficiency and safety, including training on ATC operational topics. He holds a degree in Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in International Law, an Aviation Diploma and a Practitioner Certificate in Prince2 project management.

Robert Tod

Robert Tod

Between 1973-2001 Robert was an operational controller working for the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in the UK. Between 2001-2011 he was employed by Serco, latterly as Director Air Traffic Services at Dubai International Airport. From 2011-2013 he worked with IATA as Regional Director Safety Operations and Infrastructure. As an Air Traffic Controller Robert had validated ATC licenses in Area/Area Radar Control, Aerodrome Control and Approach/Approach Radar.

He worked at the London Air Traffic Control Center at West Drayton, the Scottish Air Traffic Control Center at Prestwick, Aberdeen Airport and Dubai International Airport. With over 45 years' experience, Robert specialises in Air Traffic Management, providing expertise in the following, but not limited to:

  • Regulatory Compliance to International standards and Regulations
  • Airport Infrastructure with an emphasis on Air Traffic Management
  • Future ATM concepts
  • Safety Management
Bengt Collin

Bengt Collin

Bengt has over 40 years' experience in the Air Traffic Management Industry. This includes over 29 years as Operational Tower and Approach ATCO at Stockholm Arlanda Airport as well as four years as Operational Tower Manager.

Bengt worked at EUROCONTROL Headquarters for 10 years in the Airport and Safety Unit where he was a key leader in the A-SMGCS and Runway Safety development from the very beginning of those activities.

Bengt has continued to support EUROCONTROL as well as global ATM suppliers and service providers in recent years in the update of A-SMGCS requirements and procedures. As part of this he has surveyed many internationally leading airports for operational performance and safety improvements.

Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker has over 37 years ATC experience with Transport Canada and Nav Canada. He has worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the High Enroute sector at Gander Area Control Centre, along with Low Enroute including Terminal, as an Oceanic Controller over the North Atlantic, and has been an Operational Supervisor.

Dean became a Manager within Nav Canada in 2011 and has represented Canada on the ICAO Technical Interoperability Group. He has been a NAMEUR representative for Gander, was support for the ICAO Separation and Airspace Safety Panel during the approval process of Space Based ADS-B separations, and has extensive experience collaborating with UK NATS.

Dean retired from Nav Canada as a Manager ATC Operational Requirements (MATCOR), which included Manager of Operational System Requirements for the oceanic system used by Nav Canada and UK NATS (GAATS+). He received a Chairman’s Award from Nav Canada in 2018 for Team Performance and was the Project Manager that oversaw the implementation of Space Based ADS-B for Gander Area Control Centre in March 2019.

Some of our key clients and collaborators:

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Aviation House, Beauly
Inverness-shire, IV4 7AN
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 146 387 2892

E-mail: contact@avisu.co.uk

At AVISU we are constantly looking for both employees and associated partners to support the ever increasing demands on our expertise. We require people that are self motivated and operationally experienced and the willingness to travel worldwide and occasionally work for extended periods overseas.