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Aviation software specialist AvilT celebrates 10 years in business

Global aviation software specialist, AvilT Ltd is celebrating 10 years in business this week and is marking this important milestone with the opening of a new office at Pitreavie Business Park in Dunfermline.

The company was founded by David Brown in 2004, following nearly 25 years in the provision of specialised development and IT consultancy services in a range of sectors and now employs 26 staff across operational bases in Scotland, Australia and the US.


AviIT launched its eMan solution for the management of technical manuals associated with aircraft maintenance and service activities in 2006 and major clients now include Monarch, Virgin Atlantic, Air Berlin Technik and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Air Services).

In 2008, AvilT entered into a joint venture with UK media business, Phantom Media for the creation of portable inflight entertainment products called Bluebox Avionics. The venture has seen huge success and its products are currently used by almost 20 airlines including British Airways, Thai Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and Aeromexico. Earlier this year, Bluebox Avionics secured the highly sought-after prize for ‘Best Handheld Inflight Entertainment System’, awarded to their content delivery solution for the iPad.

David Brown, Chief Executive Officer of AviIT is delighted to be celebrating this anniversary. "It’s been a fantastic journey so far and I would never have guessed 10 years ago that AviIT would grow into a profitable business with a truly global footprint. We are so focused on delivering for our clients that we take little time to reflect on what we have achieved. In some ways, we are one of Scotland’s best kept secrets!”

Brown acknowledges that it’s not always been a smooth ride. “We’ve had our share of challenges along the way but the support of our staff and shareholders has been fantastic. Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International in particular have been helpful in supporting our international development activities. We also have a good relationship with Fife Council who have provided both guidance and financial support.”

“It’s been a very exciting first 10 years and I’m sure the next 10 will be equally so,” concludes Brown.

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