Businesses coming together under a new company – Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd.
Dunfermline, UK | January 23, 2017– It is announced that AviIT Ltd. and Bluebox Avionics Ltd. have been combined under a new company – Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. – with AviIT leadership assuming full management and operational responsibility for the new company. The Bluebox brand, products and IP will be owned and represented by Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd.

“This new operational structure will help us meet our ambitious growth plans over the coming years, building upon Bluebox’s 10 years of IFE market success which we celebrated last year, and AviIT’s rich history of airline industry software innovation,” said Kevin Clark, who has been appointed CEO of the newly combined business. “I’m looking forward to leading this new stage of growth through innovation, sales and customer service – so here’s to celebrating a new year and a new decade, with a new corporate platform.”

“We have an increasing flow of product innovations that we are bringing to market and need to do so in a way that ensures customers benefit quickly,” said David Brown, founder of AviIT, who will lead the strategic development of the new company as Business Development Director. “Refocussing all of our product development under one organisational structure, helps us strengthen our core software development business, enhance our ability to differentiate our products, and allows us to engage more effectively in the kinds of partnerships that bring the best parties together to meet customer demand.”

“Bluebox already has long-standing relationships with all major content providers to deliver early window content on our systems and a range of high-quality IFE products that are easier to deploy and upgrade at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems,” added Clark. “This new corporate platform streamlines our ability to respond to market requirements much more rapidly than the previous Bluebox joint venture structure allowed, and provides greater flexibility in how we engage with partners in the creation and delivery of joint offerings.”

Dunfermline, Scotland | May 23, 2014– Aviation software specialist, AvilT Ltd is celebrating 10 years in business this month and is marking this important milestone with the opening of a new office at Dunfermline, Scotland.

The company was founded by David Brown in 2004, following nearly 15 years in the provision of specialised development and IT consultancy services in a range of sectors and AviIT 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 a UK media business for the creation of portable inflight entertainment products under the Bluebox Avionics brand. The venture has seen great success and Bluebox products are currently used by almost 20 airlines including British Airways, Thai Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and Aeromexico. Earlier this year, Bluebox Ai, the iPad-based IFE system, was awarded the highly sought-after prize for ‘Best Handheld Inflight Entertainment System’.

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.”

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