No. 1 AIDU has been awarded the AGI Central Government category Award for Innovation and Best Practice. This national award recognises the achievements of AIDU’s Aeronautical Production System (APS), developed in conjunction with Laser-Scan. The AGI (Association of Geographic Information) Awards ceremony is an annual event. The awards are opened to all AGI members, and are designed to encourage best practice and pioneering technology within the GIS industry. APS system has reduced chart production time from 2 weeks to 8 minutes and it has also increased the confidence in handling the accuracy of data content from third party sources. Aircraft flying from the UK are using onboard avionics systems with data populated from the APS, making a direct contribution towards flight safety.