NAT CMA

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The North Atlantic Central Monitoring Agency, abbreviated to NAT CMA, is one of thirteen monitoring agencies worldwide, first established in 1985 to provide flight data and safety assurances in relation to RVSM.

Our services were recommended to the CMA by National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the body responsible for air traffic control in UK airspace, whose web services we have been supporting for a number of years.

Visit the site at www.natcma.com to take a look for yourself.

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Requirements

  • The development of the first website for the NAT CMA organisation
  • Creation of both a publicly accessible and secure private site
  • Multi level access across 10 user groups
  • In depth user training in WordPress
  • Information led rather than design led

Services Provided

  • Development of custom workflow
  • Public and Private access control
  • Multi level private access across ten user groups
  • Design
  • User training
  • Ongoing user support

Project Background

We were approached by the CMA team towards the end of 2014 and asked to build their first site. We have been working for NATS for a number of years now and our services were recommended by them.

After a number of conversations we set to work developing their site. More details of which are below.

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Creation of a Public and Secure Site

For reasons of confidentiality and data protection, it was necessary for part of the site to only be accessible to registered personnel. We developed the site in two halves; the main site with general information open to members of the public; and a secure site, accessible only with login details.

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Multi Level Access

One of the features we developed was multi level access across the secure site. Ten user groups have been created, which allows for access to specific information by each group. This means that users only have access to material that is strictly necessary and appropriate to that user. The client anticipates that in time there will be 200 users added to access the secure information on the site.

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Information Led

This build was slightly different to sites we have worked on previously, which tend to be design focused. The brief for this build however, was for the site to be information led. The client required functionality for CSV files to be uploaded to the site and several request forms to be developed.  It was also decided that the navigation bar would be located vertically towards the left of the page, rather than horizontally across the top. This allows for more pages to be added to the navigation bar without restriction. As with all our builds, the site reflects our clean, uncluttered style.

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Post Launch

This was an interesting build for us, being both a niche subject matter and highly information led. Before the site was launched, two members of our team, Chris and Andrew, travelled to Prestwick, Scotland to hold on site client training and support. This helped the team to get to grips with managing their first site for themselves and allowed a smooth launch.

If you would like to view the site for yourself, you can do so here.

Mim McNeela

Mim McNeela

Mim joined our management team in January 2014, where she works on both internal and client projects here at interconnect/it. She is also part of the team coordinating our marketing, copywriting and keeping our site up to date. Outside work, Mim enjoys running, reading and completing a design course.