FlightView Named 2008 MITX Technology Award Finalist
FlightView, provider of the industry's most accurate and actionable real-time flight information, has been named a finalist in the 5th annual 2008 MITX Technology Awards.
As airline delays continue to make national headlines, FlightView closes the information gap for travelers, airline and airport operations teams and companies that provide up-to-the-minute insight into flight status. FlightView's accurate, real-time information about where a specific flight is in its itinerary means airport crews are in compliance with workday regulations, limo drivers can pick up other fares when a client is delayed, and customer service representatives at airlines can focus on booking new reservations instead of fielding calls about when a flight will arrive.
"We use technology to help our clients in many different industries service their customers and employees in many different ways," said Michael Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "We're honored that our efforts are being recognized as a real solution that solves real business challenges."
The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) is recognizing innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements.
"In its fifth year, the MITX Technology Awards have attracted some of the most distinguished technological innovations that the region has to offer," said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. "It is this tremendous interest that enables our organization to accomplish its mission of uniting the brightest minds in the digital marketing, media and technology community and honoring their outstanding achievement."
FlightView will be honored along with other finalists during an awards ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
Established in 1996, MITX--the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange is the leading industry organization focused on the web, bringing together the digital technology, marketing and media community to engage in what is next for the web and how it will impact the marketing and business worlds. Reaching more than 6,000 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. With more than 60 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, funding and other likeminded peers in the industry. MITX is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information please go to www.mitx.org.
FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView's information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView's software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world's largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has more than 20 years of experience in building and supporting mission critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.
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