Vistair is a leading provider of technology-based Safety, Efficiency and Compliance solutions to the airline industry.

Vistair’s solutions are driving the digitization of information and data provision to pilots and crew from flight operations manuals to safety reporting and quality measurement. The requirement for regular updates, compliant processes and the control of publication and viewing of critical documentation is driven by increasing regulatory requirements. In addition, the replacement of multiple paper-based manuals on the flight deck with digital devices drives reduced fuel consumption and improves the carbon footprint across the industry.

Headquartered near Bristol, and with operations in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Dubai, the Business has developed cutting-edge cloud-hosted solutions for global airlines, including British Airways, Delta, EasyJet, Air Asia and Emirates.

Synova has invested in order to support Vistair’s ambitious international growth plans in partnership with the Founders, Ian Herbert and David Hedley, CEO and CTO respectively.


  • 40+Airlines served
  • 250,000SafetyNet users
  • 95%Customer retention
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  • Investment Date:
    December 2015
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Founder & CEO – Vistair
“Having built a relationship over the past few years I am delighted to finally be partnering with Synova as our Business embarks on the next chapter of our international growth story. Synova’s experience of supporting and enabling some of Britain’s fastest growing businesses to replicate their local success in international markets makes them the ideal partner for me and my team.”


Vistair has developed an exceptional suite of software solutions for the airline industry, which significantly improve efficiency and compliance for their customers. Future growth ambitions for the Business are being driven by increased demand within the aviation industry for technology-based which increase the levels of safety and compliance and manage the regulatory burden.


Synova is supporting the Founders as they grow the Business through international expansion, while investing in the wider team and continuing to drive investment in the technology platform. Synova will also support growth through synergistic acquisitions.