Portside acquires Professional Flight Management


Portside has acquired Professional Flight Management (PFM), a scheduling and dispatch software platform for corporate flight departments.

Together, Portside and PFM will continue development of aviation technology for the private, business and government sectors, advance software solutions available to the industry and accelerate the upgrade of software for the “increasingly mobile-first and cloud-based” business aviation ecosystem.

Alek Vernitsky, CEO of Portside said: “Portside’s competitive advantage is our ability to focus on the customer experience and deliver cutting-edge technologies. With PFM, we now gain a deeper understanding of the needs and expectations for the corporate flight departments which will accelerate our vision to support the broader private, business and government aviation industry.”

Operators are challenged with the ever-changing requirements of operation and this can impact their ability to scale effectively, said Portside. Whether it be staffing constraints, asset management, regulation, communication tools or mobile accessibility, there are many processes that are currently managed with excel sheets and phone calls that can easily be solved with the right technology.

Bill Figures, founder, PFM said: “Portside has a bold vision of building an end-to-end technology ecosystem for corporate flight departments and we have seen them continue to grow their product suite at a fast pace focused on serving the end user. We always prided ourselves in treating our customers as family and are confident that our customers will be in good hands and will get added value as we join Portside.”