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Case 2: Internet Jets Reservation System Database
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INTERNET JETS RESERVATION
SYSTEM DATABASE
CASE
Designing a Relational Database to Create Tables,
Forms, Queries, and Reports
PREVIEW
In this case, you will design a relational database for a private jet leasing service. After your database design
is completed and correct, you will create database tables and populate them with data. Then you will produce
one form with a subform that allows you to reserve jets; you will also produce five queries and one report.
The queries will address the following questions: Which members live in a specified state? What are the
reservations for mid-March? What is the most popular jet reserved? Who is the most popular pilot in terms of
customer requests? Your report, based on a query, will display the reservations requested by each member.
PREPARATION
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Before attempting this case, you should have some experience in database design and in using
Microsoft Access.
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Complete any part of Database Design Tutorial A that your instructor assigns.
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Complete any part of Access Tutorial B that your instructor assigns, or refer to the tutorial as
necessary.
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Refer to Tutorial F as necessary.
BACKGROUND
Internet Jets is a company that provides private airplane service to customers who have joined the
organization and pay a yearly fee. The growing company is interested in having you design and create a database for
its reservation system. Billing and payments will be executed in a different system that is already up and
running.
Before you begin, you need to know a few details about the business. Internet Jets operates by recruiting
members to actually own a small part of the company’s fleet of airplanes. For example, members pay a yearly
fee to own 1/16 th of an airplane, and are then able to fly for approximately 50 hours per year. The benefits of
this approach include predictable costs and a guaranteed jet for use whenever the need arises.
Your system should include information about the members of this cooperative company. Each member
will be assigned a unique identification number to avoid erroneous bookings. Other recorded information will
include the member’s name, address, cell phone number, and e-mail address, because all bookings are
reserved via the Internet.
Internet Jets owns three different categories of airplanes: models with light cabins, mid-sized cabins, and
large cabins. Figure 2-1 shows the capacity and range of each type of plane.
 
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