FlightApps has purchased all of the remaining assets of Aviation Integration (AI) and subsequently hired former AI partner David Purvis as its new Vice President of Professional Services. The deal includes rights to the Aviation Integration brand, logo, and web domains, among other related assets of the now dissolved AI in exchange for an undisclosed amount.
FlightApps officials also announced their intentions to maintain the AI line of business and provide continuing service to the client base that AI established. The hiring of AI co-founder Purvis to head their Professional Services division is evidence of their intent to provide enhanced software training and support solutions while also continuing the development and deployment of their information technology and application hosting solutions, all under the FlightApps banner, according to company officials
“I am excited to continue what AI had been doing so successfully over the past two plus years,” said Purvis. “FlightApps is a very well respected name, with some awesome product offerings that have some real genius behind them, and I just feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue my work with such a great organization.”
Established in late 2007, Aviation Integration had received endorsement from Computing Technologies for Aviation (CTA) to provide training for CTA’s Flight Operations System (FOS). Over the next two years the company provided services including software training, implementation, consulting, and custom report design to their clients until the announcement in early April of 2010 that the business would cease operations despite a healthy bottom line and zero debt loads, according to FlightApps officials.
Enter FlightApps, founded in 2008 to provide emerging and established flight departments with solutions designed to mitigate heavy IT burdens on small and mid size businesses. Also working with CTA and the FOS product, FlightApps was looking for an opportunity to expand its offerings when the announcement of AI’s closure came. “AI has a strong reputation in the industry and we are more than excited to continue building upon their existing line of services. Over the next decade, we see a newer generation of business aviation professionals increasing the demand for technology. Inherently, the demand for support, training, and process engineering will also increase significantly,” states James Spadaro, president of FlightApps.
FlightApps will be working to re-establish support and training relationships with existing AI clients with the intent of providing uninterrupted services to them in addition to continuous development of their network and hosting infrastructure alongside their existing lines of business, officials concluded.
San Francisco based FlightApps was founded by Spadaro and Sterling Brandt, both of whom are former TAG Aviation employees with experience in aviation and in IT management/consulting. Spadaro, a Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, and VMWare certified engineer, teamed with Brandt, a 15 year aviation and IT management veteran, to form FlightApps in 2008.
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