This evening, we will focus on two experience stories from testing in the field. How to test broadband internet on a plane and how to use test automation when testing air traffic controllers workstations. We have three amazing speakers who will share how they managed their testing activities and how they dealt with working on hands-on systems with important hardware components while not being able to meet face-to-face due to Corona measures.

#Event Schedule
19:30 - 19:35 – Welcome
19:35 – 20:15 – Testing broadband in the sky
20:15 - 20:55 – Integration testing of flight plans
20:55 - 21:00 – Bye-bye

Testing broadband in the sky
🎤 Speakers: David Maynard & Gavin Steven

From the initial idea of getting broadband services on planes we discuss the design concept, challenges experienced throughout the project through to the outcome, and future expectations. The approach taken in test planning allowed for geographically dispersed teams and safety during the covid pandemic.
As it's a complex system we needed to consider the science behind getting broadband on the plane, including the effects of RF doppler and many other conditions. Despite all the challenges this was very successful both for us and the client, therefore we would like to share the story on this very interesting project.
Key takeaways
Working with complex systems requires a complex testing approach
Evolution of test rigs – from COTS to DUT allows a known good starting point
Working in an environment with Covid, geographically dispersed teams meant that planning for zero-touch test environment was vital
Client satisfaction and trust in the project team
#About: David Maynard
David Maynard is a group lead at Cambridge Consultants, which is part of Capgemini invent, located in the UK. He has more than 15 years in both embedded and software testing. Throughout his career, he has worked on pharmaceutical databases and a wide variety of wireless technologies including Zigbee, WiFi and DECT. He is a regular podcast host as part of the Testing Peers. David believes that people should add to a company culture rather than fit into it and that a team should work together to be greater than the sum of their parts.
#About Gavin Steven
Gavin Stevens is a Principal Test Engineer at Cambridge Consultants, which is part of Capgemini Invent in the UK.
He has more than 24 years’ experience in software testing. Throughout his career he has worked across both fixed and mobile network domains, testing a wide variety of protocols from SIP, H323, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G to LTE. He is an advocate of automation testing and believes it is a vital part of any testing process. His key values are “honesty, trust and team work”.

Integration testing of flight plans
🎤 Speaker: Chantal Arkema

Currently, LVNL (Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland) is developing their new Air Traffic Management (ATM) system iCAS. iCAS , it will replace the current system, Amsterdam Advanced ATC, to be able to comply with the latest European regulations.
One of the many functions of iCAS will be to process and distribute information regarding inbound, outbound, and crossing flights, which is contained in so called flight plans. I will present how we test these flight plan messages so that they will be correctly sent to other ATM systems around the globe.
#About: Chantal Arkema
Chantal Arkema works at Capgemini as a test engineer. Before starting in IT, I finished flight school, so I have a background in aviation. As such, I am very happy to be able to combine IT and aviation working for LVNL.

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