Our Work

Queenstown Airport

Services tracking and charging solution

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations, so it is no surprise that the airport is one of the countries busiest airports, seeing thousands of people pass through its doors each day, and catering to both private and commercial flights, from domestic and international locations.

The airport already had an application built using Access and Visual Basic that helped them analyse data about landings, take-offs, and aircraft parking.

However they wanted to take that application and turn it into a more user friendly, and less error prone solution: FileMaker was the logical platform to provide both a rapid transition and to allow for future features and reports to be added easily.

What We Did

This was a unique project in that we were to completely replicate the behaviour of the existing system in FileMaker, and in many areas improve on it.

Working closely with the initial developer at Queenstown Airport, we spent time onsite to discover exactly how the current solution worked, and what the new one had to achieve.

A completely new FileMaker-based application was produced within weeks, and over the following months the app was further refined, with new features added that were never before possible.

The solution developed into one that accomplished the tasks of the original application in about a quarter of the time.


Because of the close relationship between client and developer while building the solution, Digital Fusion now has an intimate knowledge of the solution and is able to provide instant and expert support for any tweaks or changes that may be required.

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“Working closely together we have made substantial productivity gains in the generation of billing information for the use of our airfield and car parking facilities.

Processes that had required several days for analysis and compilation, are now turned around in a few hours thanks to our custom billing applications designed and written by the team at Digital Fusion.” 

— Simon Barr, General Manager Commercial