Agile Spray Response (ASR) offers a cost-effective aerial spray capability to protect marine environments from oil-spill pollution.
ASR’s industry leading CONVERT400 system is a state-of-the-art, comprehensively tested, modular air cargo palletized aerial spray system with both EASA and FAA approvals. Currently flown in cargo-converted Boeing 737-400 aircraft, CONVERT400 can be installed to be mission capable in three hours. This flexibility allows the aircraft to be purposed in both roles: an optimal aerial dispersant spray asset and a revenue-earning air freight carrier.
Following rigorous testing, to ensure operational readiness and optimal spray capability, HM Government, through HM Coastguard, has ASR’s CONVERT400 system on-call for deployment 24-7-365.
The business is backed by the UK’s largest and most active growth capital investor, BGF. In the past nine years, BGF has invested over £2bn in UK based businesses, and is a champion of UK design, manufacturing and engineering.
ASR is working with Southampton-based SpillConsult a technical consultancy and training organisation, with global experience in emergency and oil spill response. SpillConsult’s multi-disciplinary team of consultants and associates has attended in excess of 200 major international incidents between them, including Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez.
Time is critical for oil-spill response. Key to this is having assets available and local to the incident. ASR’s CONVERT400 system provides customers a bespoke, in-country, aerial dispersant spray response.
ASR’s air cargo palletized capability enables CONVERT400 to be deployed in multiple aircraft, negating any spray service disruption through scheduled or unforeseen aircraft maintenance. The CONVERT400 system can be serviced offline and causes no disruption to normal cargo services.
You can learn more about the CONVERT400 system specifications here.
ASR offers a bespoke and comprehensive service:
- Manufacture of the industry-leading CONVERT400 spray system
- Partnership with in-country airlines to operate and maintain CONVERT400
- Initiation, training and set-up
- Customer-specific response planning
- Full integration to customer oil spill management policies and procedures
- On-going service management
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Richard Parkes CBE
Richard Parkes was from 1999-2019 Director of Her Majesty’s Coastguard, the organisation tasked with co-ordinating maritime search and rescue within the UK SAR region, which covers 1.25 million square nautical miles of sea and more than 10,500 nautical miles of coastline. Richard began his maritime career as a cadet with Cayzer Irvine Shipping and then went on to become a coastguard in Bermuda, where he was responsible for search and rescue, counter pollution and navigation safety for the territory.
Phil began his career in sports medicine in professional football. Receiving an MBA from Oxford University his career focus moved to transport and aviation. Having had various roles in strategy and business development, Phil has been the CEO of Agile Spray Response since its founding in early 2020.
Head of Product
A graduate of Brunel University London with 1st Class Hons in Mechanical Engineering, Sam began his career at McLaren Automotive. He has previous experience in the oil and gas industry working at Penspen. He joined ASR in 2020 focussing on product development.
Previously a news and feature journalist covering finance, aviation, defence, aerospace, automotive and business education John is a Media & Communication Consultant in those sectors. He is head of communication for ASR.