AST Corporation

Situation

GOAA utilizes over 40 airport information systems implemented across various departments and sub-departments. In addition to Oracle, these systems are implemented and supported by over 30 software vendors, such as SITA, IBM, COMNET, AirIT, IED, and Microsoft. Many of the systems are proprietary in nature and are integrated point-to-point, creating a clutter of interfaces, which ultimately creates major challenges for GOAA during any new software upgrade or implementation.

To address these challenges, GOAA sought to implement an enterprise integration platform that could provide efficient integration to all airport systems and, in the long-term, would help build a service-oriented airport. GOAA required the platform to automate airport business processes, facilitate the collection of airport operations information, and establish a foundation for monitoring progress.

AST brought extensive experience with Oracle solution implementations for international airports and large metropolitan transit authorities throughout the United States, as well as an intimate knowledge of GOAA’s systems from an earlier Oracle E-Business implementation.

AST is one of Oracle’s go-to partners for Fusion Middleware technologies in general and SOA integration services in particular. The success of the SOA solution created for Orlando International Airport offers validation that AST has the depth and skills to execute complex Oracle technology projects in very demanding, consumer facing applications.”

John Gray, GVP, Oracle Corporation

Solutions & Benefits

AST’s proposed integration solution – Airport Integrated Data Broker (AIDB) – is based on recommendations of the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), as well as the Airport Corporative Research Program (ACRP) Report 13, “Integrating Airport Information Systems.”

AST recommended a high-availability architecture using clusters of Oracle WebLogic servers hosting SOA, BAM, and OSB, and Oracle RDBMS using RAC and DataGuard. The clusters of servers were distributed across the two datacenters at GOAA. The AIDB implementation went live on time and within budget, ultimately earning AST an Oracle Excellence Award for Public Sector SOA solutions.

Using SOA Suite 11g, the AIDB implementation created an enterprise integration and business process automation platform, a standard for any future system integration implementation at GOAA.

Industry: Airports / Aviation

Solution Components:

  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g
  • Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Oracle Service Bus
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10g
  • Oracle RDBMS 11g, RAC & Data
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle ADF and JDeveloper

Why AST ?

AST’s AIDB implementation is helping GOAA cut costs, minimize expenses, and track and share information
among departments in a more productive way. This implementation is now a standard for any future system
integration implementation at GOAA.