On Wednesday 31st of January, we had the pleasure of welcoming several Belgian military officials to celebrate 20 years of ILIAS at Belgian Defense. The current ILIAS success story was only possible thanks to the sustained joint effort of the Belgian Defense and ILIAS Solutions. During the event, we took the opportunity to reconfirm our mutual commitment to this journey.
Where it all began
In the early 1990’s, the Belgian Air Force had a requirement for significant improvements to aircraft availability and, at the same time, to reduce support costs and complement levels. ILIAS had been specifically designed for this purpose and came into operation at the Belgian Air Force in 1997. Since then, ILIAS has never stopped helping not only the Air Force but also the entire Belgian Defense organization to facilitate the serviceability and availability of their fleet.
Two decades of success
The relationship between our two organizations is unparalleled because of its nature and duration. Today over one million assets are managed in ILIAS and the system is used by more than eight thousand users across Belgian Defense on a daily basis.
During the event, lieutenant general Debaene recalled the strong historical ties between Belgian Defense and ILIAS, as well as the project’s genesis. Jean-Pierre Wildschut, managing director of ILIAS Solutions, highlighted the synergy between the ILIAS Solutions employees and Belgian Defense staff that gave birth to an incomparable platform.
To the next 20 years and beyond
While much has already been accomplished, we still have new and exiting challenges to undertake. Today, more than ever, we are proud to support Belgian Defense and the promise of a bright future motivates us to be even more successful for the next 20 years and beyond.