Flying High – Test Automation in the Boeing 777

Alexandre Bauduin


At the 27th EuroSTAR Conference in Prague, we were delighted to welcome Alexandre Bauduin to the stage. He presented his keynote ‘Flying High, Test Automation in the Boeing 777’

As a tester do you ever feel that you are confronted with automating tests of large, complex systems? Sometimes it might feel that there are more conditions that you could test in a lifetime.  Are auditors demanding compliance to a never-ending collection of regulations? Do stakeholders want slick dashboards tracking abstract key process indicators?

If the answer was yes, perhaps you might be interested in this recap…

Alexandre Bauduin shared his experience leading the complex system testing challenges of a real-time Boeing 777 Flight Simulator.

In this keynote he outlined how he overcame the many challenges faced by combining his skills in test design and his expertise as an airline pilot. This included the decision-making process used to focus testing and checking of the simulator, constrained by aviation authorities requesting a very detailed simulation with a blend of realistic scenarios and catastrophic failures.

Get the recap and learn strategies to organize and prioritize automation, develop regression checking suites for very large mission-critical software systems, and report the meaningful information to stakeholders.

We would love you to join us at the EuroSTAR Software Testing & QA Conference this year, for more information please see the EuroSTAR conference website.

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About Me!

Alexandre Bauduin is a 53 year old world traveler. He worked in consulting firms gaining experience in several fields (medical, manufacturing, aerospace, pay TV, data warehouse—to name a few) in different countries (Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, etc.) His career started in the space industry where he discovered his passion for aerospace, working on both military and civilian projects. He was sometimes steered away from aerospace but his passion pushed him to become an airline pilot, as a way to really understand how those instruments he programmed and integrated were operating in a cockpit. One of his last challenges was to organize flight simulator testing into a lean manufacturing environment. He works with milling machines, draftsmanship, accounting and finance, software development, electronic design and industrial robots, and it is always fun for him to use an oscilloscope, an ARINC bus analyzer, and step into assembly language or stall a Boeing 777!

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