LinuxPR: Unique Internet flight briefing service, using Linux, wins best E-business Start-up AwardNov 13, 2000, 19:19 (0 Talkback[s])
"AvBrief was awarded the best E-business Start-up Award as part of Computer Weekly's prestigious E-Business Excellence Awards, and achieves break even goals within 3 months."
"As the UK's first Internet service providing a 'one stop shop' for on-line flight briefing, AvBrief have succeeded in more than doubling their end of year one target within only six months of launching. As a result of this,and their superlative attention to customer service, AvBrief was awarded the best E-business Start-up Award at the Computer Weekly E-Business Excellence Awards, November 2000."
"Following careful research conducted by the AvBrief team in November 1998 a desire amongst aviators to have easy access to flight information, especially timely weather data, was discovered. Hitherto available via disparate sources on a pay-per-view basis, a need was perceived for a central on-line reference site providing flight-planning information. Such access to superior data on all aspects concerned with a safe and enjoyable flight would generate a positive force for better pilot decision-making, an enhanced professional attitude and superior airmanship, actively making a contribution to increased flight safety for all users of the skies."
"The software used to run the system has been written by the AvBrief team in C, Perl and PHP to run in conjunction with well established open source platforms such as the Apache web server and Postgre SQL Object-Relational BMS. For performance and resilience the servers run as a Red Hat Linux Cluster using the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) software."