Microsoft teams with SITA to build Windows 10 app for airport staff

Free Wi-Fi is nice but...
Free Wi-Fi is nice but...

SITA, the corporation that provides information technology and services to the air transport industry, has partnered with Microsoft to create a Windows 10 universal app for ground operations at airports. The app, SITA AirsideApp, works with phones, tablets, and even the Microsoft Band.

From SITA (via SuperSite for Windows):

Microsoft and SITA jointly developed AirsideApp to replace the current paper-based and slow manual processes by integrating the multiple airline, airport and ground handler systems used during ground operations.  The app collects and shares information in real time and presents an easy-to-use interface on Windows 10 mobile devices and tablets for ground agents. In addition, notifications and status updates can be provided on the Microsoft Band allowing for hands-free updates on the go.

The app is already in use at airports throughout the Middle East and Asia. In addition to ground operations, the app can also be used as a point-of-sale terminal, allowing gate agents to sell services to passengers, such as lounge access, seat upgrades, and more.

Joseph Keller
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  • Awesome to see many going paperless with the Surface. To make it truly effective, I added a portable scanner to my Surface Pro + OneNote toolset (the Avision MiWand), for ALL those situations where someone is still living in the past giving physical handouts instead of PDFs... Posted from my Surface Pro 2
  • Every time I see the abbreviation SITA, my brain instantly expands it to "Stay In The Air", even though I know it stands for Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • More delays. Loading.
  • I like it :)
  • Amazing to see how one app (UWP so literally one app) can make a huge difference directly and for us passengers indirectly.
  • We are in the private aviation industry (jet terminals and chartering) and have developed(ing) our own corporate W10 universal app(s) for things like aircraft fleet status and flight tracking, managing aircraft ground services, and customer reservations.  Windows 10 has far more going on in the enterprise world than the individual consumer of a Lumia 640 might know. WC articles and comment sections often reveal a much narrower vision than what we see from our desks. Windows 10 is revolutionary in many aspects. A real game changer in the back office and IT world. I'd even say it has returned a big dose of fun and excitment in our part of the workplace.   
  • unfortunaly most of things are mesured by commercial (public) success... Let's hope win10 comes there in time to boost the sales of new phones in 2017. My money is ready
  • Now that is some excellent news to hear about. Technology at it's finest, leading the way to better work environments. P.S I hope that they get their notifications on time. JK :D
     
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