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Providing Automation Testing Services to a world leading air transport IT and communication specialist, digitizing and automating its airport deployment strategy, integrating various platforms and applications into a single reusable deployment package.
Aspire’s input directly contributed to SITA’s Airport Management System business objectives: 1) Robust and efficient operational planning; 2) Proactively control real-time operations; 3) Continuously improve business results 4) Enable systems integration across many environments.

Challenges:

  • Part of SITA’s work program was to test and assure that airports are built based on a set of globally acceptable and specific standards.
  • Downtime impacted SITA’s reputation for operational excellence.
  • Testing sites (airports) manually to assure that all servers and workstations are configured as required is a time-consuming process and requires 100% accuracy.
  • Operating in a complex, and integrated environment with several network topologies required a steep learning curve.
  • Availability of real sites for testing.
  • Dynamic requirements: large number of changes made after code completion.
  • Observed a large variety of special use cases and third-party integrations required extended research times.

Solutions:

Due to the closed operating environment, Aspire initiated a pilot project to evaluate the technical output and provide the estimation strategy.

Following the pilot, Aspire continued supporting the client by creating an automation project to validate selected processes:

  • Devices and servers configurations
  • Installations (services, such as databases)
  • Group policies updates on domain controllers
  • Active directory tasks (create users, etc)
  • Windows OS services configuration
  • Create and maintain registry keys

Developed automated scripts which were executed on all Airport Devices and Severs and over LAN and WAN.

Results:

Sample of tested Countries.

Aspire reduced the total airport setup verification process time from 4 days to less than 6 hours per airport, enabling multiple airports to be setup simultaneously, with smaller teams and shortened completion times.

Aspire reduced the “human error factor” by 10- 15%, resulting more accurate results.

Aspire implemented Instant Reporting via email confirmation, resulting in less downtime for Test Engineers, better reporting accuracy for Implementation Engineers and improved visibility for Management Team.