Lufthansa Systems announced that Volga-Dnepr Group has signed an agreement extending the use of its Lido Flight 4D flight planning solution and the comprehensive Lido Sky Data product in ARINC 424 format, for five years. One of the leading groups of cargo carriers for scheduled and charter operations, including for unique oversized and super heavy cargoes, will continue to use the reliable and accurate flight planning solution to achieve maximum operational efficiency, safety, and stability.
“We are happy to continuously support our airline customers with our cutting-edge products and services – especially as cargo flights are continuously on a high level around the world,” said Marco Cesa Senior Vice President Regional Management Europe, Middle East & Africa Lufthansa Systems. “This contract extension and additional business highlights the ongoing trust our customers place in us as a leading provider of aviation IT solutions, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with Volga-Dnepr.”
Igor Aksenov, General Director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, highlights: “We have been partnering with Lufthansa Systems for more than 15 years and throughout these years we have built solid business relationships based on trust, high-quality service and support. We could always count on flight documents provided by Lido Flight 4D for a number of freighter types within our diversified fleet”.
Over 25% of aircraft worldwide operate with Lido Flight 4D, one of the most efficient and reliable flight planning solutions available. The solution supports dispatchers in evaluating the optimal route while taking current flight-related data into account. It enables airlines to optimize their flying time, costs, and fuel consumption, resulting in up to 5% fuel savings. The integration of the solution into Lufthansa Systems’ cloud delivery platform Global Aviation Cloud meets airlines’ needs and security standards.
Lido Sky Data includes worldwide standardized navigation information, such as airports, heliports, runways, waypoints, navaids, airspaces, airways and flight procedures. The data is in line with ARINC 424 and various other industry standards, such as the RTCA DO-200 and DO-201. It is updated according to the Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control (AIRAC) 28-day cycle.
Volga-Dnepr Group is one of the leading groups of air cargo carriers with more than three-decade history. It consists of three independent airlines - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and ATRAN airlines - with supporting businesses in leasing, insurance, MRO, trucking, and training areas. VDG provides efficient logistics solutions to the market by using its unique fleet of the ramp and non-ram aircraft and operating charters (onboard An-124, Il-76 for oversized and super-heavy cargoes, onboard Boeing 747F, Boeing 777F and Boeing 737F for general and special cargoes, including temperature-sensitive, dangerous goods, oversize and heavy, live animals, e-commerce); scheduled flights for all types of cargo in accordance with the existing network onboard B747F, Boeing 777F and B737F; and providing customized logistics solutions for oversize and heavy cargo, embracing all stages of the transportation process – consulting, design & manufacture of special loading frames, packaging advice, and support, organization of multi-modal services, obtaining of airport permits and approvals, ground handling arrangements. The Group is constantly evolving its services to meet the growing demand for dedicated deliveries of healthcare, high-tech, aerospace, e-commerce, automotive, and other industries with a special focus on customized solutions. The Group and its companies have been acknowledged with industry awards for its high level of quality performance and growth, both at national and international levels.