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2311, 2016

Ports of Jersey Project

As part of an ongoing framework agreement, Cyrrus is delighted to be supporting Ports of Jersey with the introduction of its new Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar for airport operations at Les Platons, located on the Island’s North Coast. Cyrrus is providing technical consultancy to define a rigorous Flight Trial Specification that will test the full capability of the radar and analyse its performance before final acceptance from the supplier. The task will provide Ports of Jersey with a thorough understanding of surveillance capability of the new Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar and provide a level of confidence in the system’s performance.

Cyrrus has undertaken a number of flight trial definition ad management projects for both primary and secondary radars in the last few years. Tasks have included the definition and production of Flight Trial Specifications, the coordination of the flight trial serials with both ground and air crew, the recoding of surveillance data directly from the radar and detailed analysis of that data, confirming performance in accordance with regulatory and operational requirements. The analysis culminates in the production of a comprehensive Flight Trial Report that clearly articulates any performance issues or deviation from the requirements.

This independent view provided by Cyrrus, ensures the procured system is fit for purpose prior to final acceptance and entry into service. Routine performance checks ensure the surveillance system remains fit for purpose throughout its life.

Please contact us to see how Cyrrus can help with any technical requirements you may have.

1411, 2016

Cyrrus Quality Accreditation

Cyrrus is delighted to announce that the company’s ISO 9001:2008 accreditation has been renewed for a further year. A detailed inspection of our Quality Management System (QMS) by external assessors found that our QMS fully met the standards required.

Cyrrus works in a highly regulated environment, which requires our procedures and processes to be both robust and able to provide clear evidence of compliance with industry standards. As our business has grown over the past year, our continuous improvement process has ensured that the company’s QMS consistently met new challenges.

In 2017, Cyrrus will complete its transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. This new standard will involve a more detailed assessment of our compliance, moving on from the ‘audit’ procedures currently used by ISO.

To complete its preparations for the new ISO standard, Cyrrus has ensured that its QMS will be an integral part of the company’s business processes: The Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle will be applied to all of our business procedures and the QMS itself. In addition, we are investing in staff training and workshops to ensure that the company and its suppliers work together to meet the new standard and deliver the benefits to our customers.

811, 2016

Welcoming John Van Hoogstraten to Cyrrus

We would like to introduce John Van Hoogstraten, who will be joining the Cyrrus team as Head of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Operations. John has a wealth of aviation experience having served as both an aerodrome and en-route Air Traffic Control Officer in South Africa. After relocating to the Middle East, John served in a senior management role as SATCO for the General Civil Aviation Authority. John also worked for numerous aviation service providers in the Middle East, which included significant experience of Safety, Quality, Compliance and Business Continuity Management.

John will oversee the ATM division at Cyrrus and is keen to bring his experience to bear in his new role, providing specialist consultancy to Cyrrus clients, as well as helping with the expansion of the ATM team.

211, 2016

Grace completes the East Coast Challenge Charity Walk

Recently, Grace Kaley, Cyrrus Receptionist and Administrator, completed an East Coast Challenge walk on behalf of Cancer Research UK and the Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital. Held over a five day period, Grace covered 10 kilometres at nine different locations around the region and in the process raised over £600. The money raised will be split equally between the two charities. Well done Grace.

1210, 2016

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore – Technical Safeguarding

In June 2016, Cyrrus staff presented the findings of a study completed on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), that detailed the impact on the Instrument Landing Systems of both current and future planned developments at Changi and Seletar Airports.  The presentation reviewed a detailed written report into the considerations and potential impact around the developments based on a significant amount of modelling and assessment.  Issue of the report, and the associated presentation, was the culmination of three months’ work by the Cyrrus airport safeguarding team, using their tried and tested process.  The assessment considered a substantial amount of data, modelled using industry standard software, that assists in future airport development and the airport master plan. Cyrrus is proud to assist CAAS in their mission to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success.

710, 2016

Cyrrus Administrator named as finalist in Yorkshire PA Awards 2016

Grace Kaley, Cyrrus receptionist and administrator, was recently nominated for an award in the Yorkshire PA Awards Ceremony 2016. As a proactive member of a local networking group for administrative professionals in the Yorkshire region, Grace attended the awards dinner held at Leeds United Football Club. Nominees in the Members’ Member category are considered to be those that have made a positive contribution to the group and provided sound advice and assistance to fellow members. Congratulations on this recognition Grace.