• The Indian Civil Aviation industry has ushered in a new era of advancement and is forecasted to become the third largest aviation market by 2020. Driving this progress are factors such as low-cost carriers (LCCs), modern airports, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in domestic airlines and the growing emphasis on regional connectivity. Noticing ample opportunities in an actively evolving space, multiple new players have commenced operations offering both domestic and international services. However, to keep pace with the current and future growth in passenger and cargo traffic, the aviation industry needs to adopt and leverage emerging information technology trends in a big way. Technological interventions such as IoT are enabling new levels of connectivity and intelligence across all functions in the airline industry. For instance, Delta Airlines is using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) luggage tracking technology to give real-time updates on baggage status. Airlines are also moving from condition-based maintenance to IoT enabled predictive maintenance, allowing for better sharing of both operational and maintenance data between airlines, aircraft operators and third-party MROs.  Furthermore, international and domestic service providers are looking to replicate the concept of Smart Cities and gradually build their capacities to transition into “Smart Airports” in the upcoming future. In order to achieve this, aviation organizations must incorporate these emerging technologies into their business and maintenance processes, which can only be achieved with an agile software infrastructure in place that can adapt to new business processes. With an objective to address the crucial need of CIOs to find the ideal Aviation MRO, Aviation services and solutions, CIOReview identifies “20 Most Promising Aviation Software Solution Providers in India”. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board we believe that these companies can understand the unique demands of the aviation market and streamline ways to significantly contribute to a business’ efficiency and productivity.