ATLANTA, FEBRUARY 2020 – The U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program recently awarded The DVI Group with a Phase I contract. The contract allows DVI to focus on developing next generation aviation training content for the Air Force.
The contract facilitated by AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) allows The DVI Group to build upon the success of its next generation training content currently being used in the commercial airline industry.
Founder and CEO of The DVI Group, Matthew Lopes, comments:
“We are pleased that our technical training videos are considered robust enough to handle the needs of military airmen who fly some of the world’s most advanced aircraft. Successful completion of this research phase will ultimately transform thousands of pages of constantly evolving documentation, slide presentations, and flat diagrams of complex maneuvers and procedures into a high-quality and visually sophisticated training program designed with the pilot’s experience in mind and built for efficient scaling and development.”
Commercial pilots interviewed about using DVI’s current training material have been extremely complimentary about the content, stating, “These videos give a much better understanding of the maneuvers.” and “Some of the most exceptional tools I’ve ever seen.”
Motivated by the positive feedback and excited for the opportunity to innovate in such a specialized field, The DVI Group is committed to tailoring its commercial solution to the needs of today’s airmen serving in the armed forces. Phase I offers an excellent opportunity for the strategic communications agency to deliver to the Air Force customer an optimized, standardized and enhanced pilot training content library that is currently unmatched in the aviation industry.
The DVI Group will be in booth 107 at the World Aviation Training Summit. April 28-30, 2020 – Orlando, FL.
About The DVI Group
Founded in 2000, The DVI Group is a strategic video communications agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. Working from the ideology that the future of communications starts with video, The DVI Group’s video solutions touch every aspect of the client’s business ranging from human resources and learning to marketing and communications. DVI has produced award-winning video content, and digital marketing campaigns, for world-renowned brands like Delta Air Lines, Doosan Infracore North America, Hansgrohe, MBUSA, The Home Depot, and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities.
The core mission of AFWERX is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer and accelerating results. AFWERX has partnered with the AFRL, a scientific research organization operated by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, to streamline the SBIR process to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead.