23 October 2019 ,  —


Emerging Issues and Trends Analysis Supports Global Aviation Security Expertise

As a company committed to providing flight departments with aviation security intelligence and risk mitigation services, MedAire, an International SOS company, is now working with disruptive technology experts, Geospark Analytics.

MedAire will leverage Geospark Analytics artificial intelligence capabilities for monitoring and forecasting emerging events and trends to complement their aviation security expertise and global travel safety assistance services.


"Aviation security risks and threats evolve rapidly and manifest themselves in different forms. Recently, there has been a significant shift in the risks impacting the civil aviation industry across the world,” said John Cauthen, MedAire Security Director and NBAA Security Council Member. “Working with Geospark Analytics will augment our established insight streams into the, sometimes, unexpected and ‘unpredictable’ risks around the world, helping aircraft operators identify, prioritise and manage risks to their people, aircraft and operations.”

Geospark Analytics’ flagship product, Hyperion, continuously evaluates risk and activity in real-time and assigns a unique global-stability score with every calculation. Hyperion's AI engine analyses streaming content from across the globe, assigns stability scores, and makes forecasts across the globe in an easily consumable interface. It uses these global scores as a leading indicator for disruptions that may impact the safety and security of people, business, and assets, and this data will further the situational awareness of MedAire clients.

"We are excited to partner with MedAire to enhance their aviation security intelligence with our advanced algorithms and threat assessment technologies," said Omar Balkissoon, Founder and CEO of Geospark Analytics. "Hyperion’s industry leading AI-forecasting is a perfect complement to MedAire’s aviation security expertise. We are proud that our Hyperion platform will serve as a force multiplier in their efforts to keep travellers safe across the globe."

Notes to Editors

MedAire an International SOS company, provides aviation and maritime crewmembers and passengers with fully integrated medical and security solutions. With one phone call, MedAire offers 24/7 access to emergency care doctors and security specialists any time of day, from anywhere in the world. When members need further support after their journey ends, the broader International SOS network enhances MedAire’s services throughout delivery. MedAire’s crew medical training is developed and delivered by medical professionals to build confidence and first-hand experience, while its vast array of industry-compliant and custom medical equipment has been defined by its medical and regulatory professionals based on decades of statistics and ISO 9001 quality standards.

MedAire’s MedLink, a 24/7 Global Response Centre, handles thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical emergencies in the air and on the ground.


About Geospark Analytics:

Geopark Analytics,, was founded in July 2017 to inventory the world’s critical events and apply our machine learning models to aid the risk-based decision making of our clients. By identifying and forecasting emerging events on a global scale at machine speed, Hyperion mitigates risk, recognizes threats, and leverages opportunities. Hyperion enables humans to understand inhuman amounts of information. Insight needed to make informed decisions comes from the combination of sourced data from space, social media, and news reporting with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language generation. Geospark Analytics has received funding from Zero Gravity Capital and is currently backed by General Catalyst. The company is based in Herndon, Virginia.