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Programming Case Study #2
Industry: Transportation - Commercial Airline
Background: A commercial airline provides a database of available
"open time" trips for its pilots.
The pilots can check the database at the airline's website. The pilots
contact the airline's crew scheduling to request a trip.
Problem: Pilots were frustrated because open trips come and go
quickly. The pilots (or their spouses) had to check the website often
if they wanted to adjust their schedules. They could spend hours looking
for a coveted trip, and still miss the opportunity.
Technology Used: Windows; Delphi; HTML; SQL; MDaemon. More
Benefits to the Airline:
Crew scheduling is happy because open trips are resolved more quickly. The
airline's site bandwidth is being used more efficiently because one connection
retrieves data for many pilots
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Text-messaging and/or e-mail notification service combined
with automated data collection
There are several parts to the solution:
a website where the pilots
set their criteria;
an automated data collection
engine that logs onto the airline's site on behalf of the pilots and
collects the data requested by the pilots;
a notification system
that emits messages to e-mail or text pager addresses specified by
Each pilot defines and updates his/her own criteria
for trips including trip dates, start and end times and other information.
The pilot also blocks out hours when he or she does not wish to receive
messages. Pilots still contact crew scheduling to request a trip.
Benefits to Pilots: Pilots don't need to spend
hours at a computer checking for desired trips. With text messaging, they
can receive notifications anywhere (within cell range) and any time.
Benefits to YOU: You could have your own custom
communications system that uses the latest wireless email technology to
keep your purchasing or sales departments in-sync.
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