1980s - Getting the party started...
Bytron was founded in 1984 by the late Richard Harris, a long-haul pilot, and his wife Irene. Our first software, a strip printing program, caught the attention of NATS - the UK Air Traffic Service provider. This application was upgraded to a fully-fledged Flight Data Management System (FDMS) in 1989, and became the first computer based system in the world to successfully promulgate, transmit and receive AFTN messages.
In 1989, Bytron installed the world's first route specific, integrated MET/NOTAM self-briefing unit at Humberside Airport.
From humble beginnings as a small team of aviation software developers, industry professionals and pilots, we set out as bytron, with the aim of providing effective, innovative and flexible aviation solutions.
(Pictured below) Hardware from the early days, the end result of our first venture into aviation software - the first of many.