The AirportHUB Program was a SITA world-wide strategic initiative to deliver a “Shared Infrastructure” into Airports in support of SITA as well as airlines; deliver a cost savings to the airlines; grow SITA’s presence and relationship within the airports; and increase SITA’s profit margin through reduced operational costs and increased revenue opportunities.
The project’s objective was to consolidate WAN services to a pair of shared redundant WAN connections per airport delivered across Orange Business Services’ (Equant) MPLS-enabled WAN backbone. Services were delivered to each Airline back office through a newly designed and implemented tiered LAN.
AirportHUB developed into a critical communications service offering for SITA with both Airlines and Airports, providing transport for critical and non-critical systems and an interface to Common Use service providers (SITA, ARINC, ULTRA, RESA).
SITA engaged Inspired Networks on the AirportHUB Program in May 2004. The program started as a 10-site pilot project, and within 4-months the project scope increased to 50 sites. The final airport was delivered in October of 2012. The AirportHUB Program encompasses over 125 Tier-1 and Tier-2 airports spanning 6 continents.
Inspired Networks delivered all facets of this complex and multifaceted effort, including:
- Engagement management
- Commercial development and negotiation with the airports
- Technical liaison for SITA into the Airlines and Airports
- Due diligence
- Audit & analysis
- Vendor negotiations
- Technical design
- Transition to steady-state operations
- Project management
- Integration with Common Use service providers
- Operational support
- Customer (airline) activations.
- 8-year Project Duration
- 125+ Airports Delivered
- 6 Continents Served
- 150+ Airports Surveyed
- 120+ Airlines Served
- 2,100+ Airline Connections Migrated
- Survey and Documentation
- Stakeholder Interviews
- Due Diligence
- Client Interface
- Vendor Management
- Commercial Management
- Design Management
- Delivery Management
- Project Management
- Migrations of Services / Users