EastWest Aircraft was a client of NextGen Marketing Group, but the work we did for them was so specialized and involved that we decided to include it in our portfolio to display the custom PHP development aspect of our services. The existing inventory database for their old site was poorly constructed and in desperate need of refactoring. We took their extensive database of pre-owned aircraft and reworked the database to make it more effecient and standards compliant including a slick new front end interface and top showcase area for new aircraft models.

Site features:

  • Custom PHP catalog system with ability to manage complex inventory attributes.
  • Rotating feature area for display of new airplane types.
  • Access to inventory of pre-owned aircraft which is searchable and filterable by specific attributes.
  • Admin access includes filtering of inventory by in-stock or sold as well as many other criteria.
  • Built to encompass existing database of inventory information.
  • YouTube video feed integration for brand video search results.
  • RSS newsfeed integration for display of latest brand and industry news.
  • Informational pages for staff biographies, location information, and resource links.

Services provided:

  • Designed and developed PHP application for the management of airplane inventory, models, ownership information, sales history, engine details, and other specs.
  • Worked with client requirements to ensure optimized inventory update process for their workflow.
  • Integrated custom application with Joomla CMS login credentials to ensure site cohesion.
  • Refactored and migrated existing database of pre-owned stock.
  • Created new database tables for new aircraft styles based on Cessna website.

As of February 2014, the site is still live at www.eastwestaircraft.com.

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