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Aerogility is a finalist in the prestigious BCS 2009 UK IT Industry Awards

24 Oct 2009

Aerogility is delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalist in the BCS 2009 UK IT Industry Awards in the category ‘Technology Excellence – Product of the Year.’

The UK IT Industry Awards see a new venture between BCS and Computing, merging the BCS IT Industry Awards and the Computing Awards for Excellence to create one platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence.

The BSC IT Industry Awards is the most prestigious accolade in the UK IT industry. The Aerogility team is proud to receive this acknowledgement of our achievement in delivering Aerogility to the global aviation sector. We have worked hard to resolve the considerable technical challenges of combining multi-agent and e-commerce technologies to deliver a state-of-the-art business solution to the aviation aftermarket – a multi-billion pound industry at the forefront of the global economy.

Modern aircraft are expensive, complex and operate at the highest levels of safety. Aviation companies have to manage complicated maintenance schedules over the lifetime of the fleet. This includes everything from routine maintenance to challenging upgrade programs. Aerogility is a simulation system based on artificial intelligence technology. Fleet managers can use Aerogility to run a ‘virtual reality’ of their maintenance programs before they assign expensive resources to the job.

Steve Osborn, Aerogility Architect, said, “I have worked for over 20 years on making AI technologies a commercial reality and it means a lot to me to get this recognition. In an industry where innovation is an over-used word – Aerogility is a genuine breakthrough – a new class of software addressing a real business need.”

Gary Vickers, Aerogility Business Development Director, said, “We knew that having world-class technology didn’t automatically mean commercial success. We focused on a timely, demanding and relevant business problem – how do you keep civil and military aircraft fleets flying while reducing costs. We are acknowledged by some of the biggest manufacturing companies in the world as genuine innovators – I am absolutely delighted that our software engineers have been recognised for their achievement – they’ve earned it.”

David Clarke, BCS Chief Executive said, “I’m particularly pleased to see so many entries in these difficult economic conditions; it reinforces the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit. Our awards are central to our drive to create the IT profession and the finalists can be proud of their achievements.”

Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing comments, “The awards are a showcase for the very best in the UK IT industry and those who have been announced as finalists can be very proud of their outstanding achievement. The next stage of judging is going to be very difficult. The variety of entrants emphasises not only the value of IT today, but also the way that it touches so many areas of life.”