ATLANTA, SEPTEMBER 2020 - The DVI Group, a leader in innovative aviation training content, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for work with Air Mobility Command. Key members of DVI’s aviation design team will spend the next 13 months working closely with Air Mobility Command’s KC-10 Formal Training Unit to design fully functional prototypes of their state-of-the-art aviation training modules.
“Our team is excited about starting the next phase of the SIBR process,” says DVI CEO, Matthew Lopes. “We’ve shown that we’re capable of creating a product technically advanced enough for the Armed Forces, and now a select number of Airmen from Air Mobility Command’s KC-10 Formal Training Unit will have the opportunity to help us introduce the full range DVI’s training system and technology to the Air Force.
“This prototyping phase will generate a new baseline for an ultramodern video training library that will fit perfectly into the Air Force’s training ecosystem. Upon completion and acceptance of Phase II, our mission is to begin building the most advanced video training library at scale for the KC-10 and other FTU’s across the Air Force enterprise.”
DVI’s unique patent-pending training system will transform thousands of pages of presentations and documentation into immersive learning experiences for Airmen. Since 2017, DVI’s system has been deployed to over 14,000 commercial pilots and proved to be a powerful tool for increasing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of pilot training.
Major Douglas P. Zschoche comments:
“Working with The DVI Group is an incredible opportunity for us to modernize aircrew training like never before. Through our partnership, we are bringing our student-facing training modules into the 21st century, nearly overnight. None of this would have been possible without AFWERX and the SBIR process, which enables teams like ours to find efficient, private sector solutions for otherwise insurmountable problems facing today’s Air Force.”
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 its client’s business ranging from human resources and learning to marketing and communications. DVI has developed a patent-pending video training system specifically designed for training today’s aviators. The company’s clients have included 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.