Flight & Navigation

Lido Flight 4D at the forefront of taming the NOTAM wave (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, 11:27
Each day, around 35,000 NOTAMs are active in the worldwide aeronautical information system. In 2020, it was more than 1.7 million altogether. How is Lido supporting ICAO with their Global Campaign on NOTAM improvement (NOTAM2021)? Our Aeronautical Data Service Owner - Agnieszka Ostrowska - explains…

NOTAM processing for the Lido Flight Planning Solutions (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021, 12:50
What are NOTAMs? How are they processed for the Lido Flight Planning Solutions? What NOTAMs must be clarified, and how is this done? Our Aeronautical Data Service Owner - Agnieszka Ostrowska - explains…

Customer perspective: Usability Testing

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020, 11:05
Product development and user research from the participant point of view: Interview with Maurice Nelissen, Project Manager Flight Operations at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

All Dressed in Black

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020, 14:07
From blue to black: the Lido eRoute Manual now matches the Lido color scheme also implemented in the Lido mBriefing and Lido mPilot.

25 years and ready to solve new challenges!

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020, 7:25
The new decade started quite promising for Lufthansa Systems as we kicked off 2020 with our 25th anniversary. Unfortunately, within a few weeks the world has turned upside down and we are learning now how to deal with a completely new reality. Read about the experiences and challenges our colleague Andreas Medlhammer is currently facing.

Technology explained: Containers

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:50
What do eggs, milk, and toilet paper have in common? They're not just some of the currently most sought after products at the supermarket! Read on to find out more from our Chief Architecture owner at Lido Flight 4D - Christoph Krüger.  

Lido Flight 4D Crew Briefing: New AND Improved

Monday, Apr 27, 2020, 14:52
How can something be an improvement if it's brand new and previously never existed? I know, "new and improved" is one of the most over-used marketing slogans of all time. But bear with me, and find out why the Lido Flight 4D Crew Briefing really is new AND improved!    

Improvements to the briefing process: Dark mode and more.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, 10:02
Lido mBriefing version 2: dark mode, "read" indicator, operational flight plan (OFP) dashboard and more!

Santa Claus' Crew Management

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 12:32
Even Santa Claus needs to plan his reindeer crew to make sure that all Christmas gifts reach their destination. Fortunately, he can rely on NetLine/Crew.

Lido FMS Basic Training

Monday, Aug 26, 2019, 8:45
Are you a Lido FMS customer? Do you work in ops, as a dispatcher, in maintenance, or another role which requires work with databases? Do you require basic FMS technical and working knowledge? Then we have just the thing for you!

Lido SurfaceData obstacle database: Growth, future developments and more

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 14:01
The Lido/SurfaceData team maintains an EASA-certified obstacle database containing predominantly manmade structures that are considered safety critical for aviation. The Airspaces and Obstacles Team in Gdańsk, Poland, codes, maintains and updates the obstacles according to publications by national authorities. Read on to find out about the growth of our database in the year 2018 and why the growth rate differs highly per region, and about future developments.

How to support pilots in making better tactical decisions

Friday, Apr 26, 2019, 10:36
Weather affects the aviation industry more so than almost any other transport industry. And as significant weather events increase in frequency and severity, pilots will require more support in making timely tactical decisions. Read on to find out how Lido can support your airline and pilots to overcome this challenge now and in the future.

Save Time and Effort with the Lido eRouteManual

Friday, Jan 25, 2019, 6:28
With the release of Lido/eRouteManual 4.9, we are providing new features which will save time and ease pilots' workflow. The latest release of our Windows-based application includes four new features: runway pre-selection in the Lido/AMM, configuration options for company polygons, support of new position data providers, and Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET) texts displayed directly within the attribute lookup. 

Lido mPilot 4.3 - Peer Sharing Now Available!

Monday, Dec 03, 2018, 9:44
Read the blog below to find out what's new in the Lido/mPilot 4.3! Most notably, we have added the Peer Sharing Function for the Flight Folder. This function allows pilots to share the content of their Flight Folder, including the last-viewed chart and the last-viewed document.

News from the 17th EFB Users Forum in London/Heathrow

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018, 10:47
From the 13th to 15th of November, over 300 aviation professionals headed to London Heathrow for the EFB Users Forum. Among the delegates was our Product Owner for Lido/eRouteManual, Andreas Medlhammer. Read on for his summary and key insights from the event.

Lido eRouteManual 4.8 – What’s New?

Monday, Nov 05, 2018, 13:49
Automatic Pre-Selection of Charts in Lido/eRouteManual 4.8 The release of Lido/eRouteManual 4.8 provides the users with another way to optimize the flight-preparation workflow. 

DDS 3.6 - Effective Device Data Reports

Monday, Oct 08, 2018, 9:24
The Data Distribution System’s (DDS) main responsibility is providing Lido/mPilot and Lido/eRouteManual with data and navigation charts. However, once the data is on the device, administrators need a way to keep track of the device's status. This is where the updated Device Report comes into play.

Lido WebPortal 1.4 - What's New?

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2018, 9:57
We are proud to announce that a new version of Lido WebPortal is now available. This release most notably includes the fleet tracker for Lido RouteManual, Lido AMM, Lido AMDB and Lido FMS.     What is the Fleet Tracker?

Lido eRouteManual 4.7 – What’s New?

Monday, Aug 27, 2018, 16:35
We are proud to announce the release of Lido/eRouteManual 4.7, only a few weeks after our recent release of Lido/eRouteManual 4.5. With this release, we have introduced three main improvements to our Windows-based application. Read on to find out more!

Lido eRouteManual 4.5 – What’s New?

Friday, Jul 27, 2018, 11:40
The release of Lido/eRouteManual marks the integration of the Mobile Updater into the Windows-based application and contains further improvements to enhance the user experience.

Lido mPilot 4.0 - What’s New

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018, 9:36
We are excited to announce the release of Lido/mPilot 4.0. With this release, we are introducing two new features to Lido/mPilot and extending the Airport Moving Map (Lido/AMM) support.

Lido SurfaceData Obstacles available in AIXM 5.1.1

Friday, Jun 15, 2018, 10:18
Award-winning Lido/SurfaceData obstacle database now available in AIXM 5.1.1 (feature type Vertical Structure)!

ARINC 424 Training Course in Zurich

Friday, Apr 20, 2018, 7:48
After offering additional Lido/FMS training to our customers, ten participants, representing seven different airlines from Europe and the Middle East, travelled to Zurich on the 10th and 11th of April to attended an ARINC 424 training course.
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Lido mPilot 3.3 - What’s New

Monday, Apr 09, 2018, 15:37
We are excited to announce the release of Lido/mPilot 3.3. With this release, we introduce two new features to the Lido/mPilot to ease pilots’ workflow and improve their situational awareness.  

Introducing Lido WebPortal

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018, 9:05
After giving our navigation applications a facelift, we decided that it was time to streamline our web applications with a single platform which featured a clean and simple UX.

All I Want for Christmas is a Drone

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017, 10:48
From phones to laptops, tablets, headphones and fitness trackers, tech gadgets have been at the top of Christmas wish lists for the past few years. One particular gadget broke into the mainstream market in 2015 and has been increasing in popularity ever since: the drone. In 2015 an estimated 400,000 drones were found underneath Christmas trees around the world and the number tripled to approximately 1.2 million in 2016. However, just because it has become easy to acquire a drone, doesn’t mean that people can fly a drone wherever they like…

EFB Users Forum in Singapore : Exciting news !

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 10:29
Nowadays, we all agree that carrying an EFB is more efficient and intuitive than carrying all the charts, manuals and aircraft documentation separately.   Now, the real challenge is how to benefit from the features offered by EFB that go beyond not carrying paper, as for example improving situational awareness with an Airport Moving Map or getting the latest turbulence report from the aircraft on the planned route 100 Nm ahead.   This leads to the following questions:

Part 2: Lido AMM Features and Functionalities

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 10:14
Taxiing in congested airports and under low visibility conditions is a complex task. Lido mPilot 3.0, integrated with Lido AMM, will support you during your operation, increasing your situational awareness and enabling safer taxi operations.   Missed the first Lido AMM blog? You can find Part 1 here.   Entry and highlighting capability of taxi destination:

Part 1: Lido AMM Now Seamlessly Integrated Into Lido mPilot 3.0

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 10:10
Lido mPilot 3.0 is the launch of our Airport Moving Map, Lido AMM, on iOS. This release is designed to improve pilots' situational awareness during taxi operations in all weather conditions so that their attention can be focused on what really matters: safe and efficient aircraft operations.   Already read the first blog about Lido AMM? You can find Part 2 here.  

Introducing: DDS 3.1

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 9:45
At the heart of all Lido/Navigation products lies the Data Distribution System (DDS), providing our navigation solutions with charts and data. Keeping track of and managing data is a task filled with responsibility where no errors or delays are acceptable. The launch of DDS 3.1 introduces a major user interface rework and usability improvements, bringing the application up to date with the latest material design standards. We've also introduced a few new features to improve the experience for administrators, especially those of large fleets.

Lido attends Inmarsat World Conference 2017

Monday, Nov 20, 2017, 15:43
In November 2017 Lido/Navigation had the opportunity to attend Inmarsat World conference, here is my summary of the three days.

Improving Operational Efficiency: An Airline Case Study

Friday, Oct 27, 2017, 15:28
On the 10th and 11th of October, over 350 airline experts headed to the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok for the Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference – APAC. Among these experts were Lido/Navigation's Florian Fennen, Olivier Freiberger and Markus Schmidt. Read on to find out what Markus' key conference takeaways were…

Part 1: The 411 on Lido SkyData

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 9:17
Whether you're on the ground or in the sky, Lido has you covered. The team that brought you the award-winning Lido/SurfaceData obstacle database is thrilled to announce the launch of its complimentary product: Lido/SkyData.   Already read Part 1 of our Lido/SkyData blog series? Skip ahead to Part 2 here.

Inflight Connectivity: Strategy, Security, Success

Friday, Sep 22, 2017, 11:59
On the 13th and 14th of September, 250 airline experts, representing over 40 airlines, headed to the Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow for the Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference. Among the 250 experts were our very own Frédéric Loisy and Leigh Pember. Here is Leigh’s take on it…

Improving Tactical Inflight Decisions and Fuel Efficiency

Friday, Sep 22, 2017, 9:14
We are incredibly excited to be attending the Honeywell GoDirect Fuel Efficiency User Conference in Rome on the 28th and 29th of September. Now you might be wondering – what is the connection between Lido/Navigation and Honeywell GoDirect Fuel Efficiency? Our two companies partnered up to help airlines save fuel which reduces both their costs and environmental impact – it's a win-win situation!

Lido FMS Training, Zurich

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017, 10:20
After offering additional Lido/FMS training to our customers, six participants from four different airlines travelled from the UK, Bahrain and Malaysia to attend a Lido/FMS training on the 25th and 26th of July in our Zurich office.
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Part 2: Going Paperless? We have the Backup Solution you need!

Friday, Aug 11, 2017, 7:37
We recently announced the launch of the Lido/RouteManual Backup solution. If you missed out on reading our article about what it is and what it does you can find Part 1 here. Now that we have painted the picture of what it is, let’s take a look at some situations in which it helps you solve your everyday problems, and answer your regulator's questions.

Part1: Going Paperless? We have the Backup Solution you need!

Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017, 11:47
Are you operating with an outdated paper-based backup solution for your navigation charts? We have the modern backup solution you need. This is Part 1 of our series on navigation chart backup solutions. To skip ahead to Part 2 go here.

Lido FMS training for Philippine Airlines: A Success Story

Thursday, Aug 03, 2017, 14:05
A highly successful Lido/FMS training and workshop was conducted for the Philippine Airlines by Lufthansa Systems on the 6th and 7th of July at the Philippine Airlines Training Centre. This training equipped the airline's new staff members, engineers, and flight dispatchers with basic FMS technical and working knowledge.

Lido eRouteManual 4.3.1 – rounding off the edges!

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017, 13:09
Our latest version of Lido eRouteManual, version 4.3.1, marks our mid-year release on the Windows platform and was launched beginning of July 2017. We hope that customers will rapidly upgrade to this release in order to benefit from the latest improvements from the best-in-class electronic navigation chart product on the market. The upgrade is free of charge.

Convergence into Digitalization

Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017, 14:40
On the 14th and 15th of June, the Airline & Aerospace MRO & Operations IT Conference – EMEA 2017 took place in Amsterdam. Martin Kahlert from Lido/Navigation and Jelmer Bruijn from KLM partnered up to deliver a presentation about the evolution of KLM's flight decks…

How Data is Driving Safer Mobility

Monday, Jul 03, 2017, 13:58
Disruptive technologies have a huge impact on mobility and transportation systems: from road traffic and train tracks to air transportation. Data contributes to the safety of future transportation systems, such as autonomous or near-autonomous vehicles and self-flying cars.  

How Two Recent Trends in the Industry Enable Our New App for Crew Briefing

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017, 13:38
During the last weeks, our latest product took the second and most important step towards being developed. Lido mBriefing will be a native crew briefing app for tablets combining offline capability, updates via onboard connectivity and Navlog functionality for post-flight analysis. It had first been presented as a prototype to existing Lido Flight customers at the Lido User Group Forum in Frankfurt, Germany, in November 2016. After further market analysis and careful consideration of customer feedback, the Lufthansa Systems board has now approved the development of the application.

Lido mPilot 2.1 - Document Viewing and Multitasking

Friday, Feb 24, 2017, 10:34
The next release of Lido/mPilot focuses around documents and multitasking. It will be released to the AppStore on March 6th, 2017. For a complete description of the features you can benefit from in Lido/mPilot 2.1, please continue reading.

Lido eRouteManual 4.3 Design Overview

Friday, Dec 09, 2016, 16:48
The 4.3 release of Lido eRouteManual brings many changes to the visual look and feel and basic workflow of the application. This blog post will give you inside information on the design considerations of the release.

Lido eRouteManual 4.3 – same same, but different !

Thursday, Dec 08, 2016, 9:24
Another very exciting application release in the Lido Navigation portfolio is Lido eRouteManual version 4.3, which is mainly focused around improved usability. As much as possible, we modernized the application’s look and feel for it to truly have a foot in the new tablet world that pilots are so fond of.

RTCA Award

Friday, Oct 07, 2016, 11:23
As the Product Standards Manager for the Lido AMDB product I have been contributed to RTCA Special Committee SC-217 (Aeronautical Databases) to develop industry standards for Aerodrome Mapping Data in 2015. The finalization of the latest industry standard DO-272D (User Requirements for Aerodrome Mapping Information) has taken place in June 2015, Washington, DC. This version contains an enhanced concept for the ASRN (Aerodrome Surface Routing Network).

Education in ARINC 424 and navigation database coding

Thursday, Oct 06, 2016, 13:34
  Our ARINC 424 customer training sessions and navigation database coding practices provide  a special value that comes with unique understanding of the ARINC 424 standard. By gaining invaluable insight from our experts and getting in-depth knowledge, participants will be able to transform their new know-how to added value in their daily operations. Understanding of the whole data chain and process contributes to more efficient handling of operational challenges.  

Lido mPilot 2.0 – the one we’ve been waiting for!

Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016, 10:22
As the Product Manager for Lido mPilot, I am very excited about version 2.0 that hit the AppStore on Monday September 5th, 2016. It’s the release we’ve been waiting for, providing the baseline for future extensions which are currently full swing in development. I won’t say more just now but rest assured that Lido mPilot has a bright future ahead.

How to Align Text Information from 190 Different Countries

Monday, Apr 04, 2016, 8:28
I am an editor of the text information part of the Lido RouteManual. Additionally to the charting information, the Lido RouteManual contains a text part with rules and regulations to be observed by flight crews. They comprise extracts from ICAO Standards and Practices, EASA- and FAA Regulations as well as publications of some 190 countries. The topics range from ATC Procedures, Communications, Navigation, Aerodrome Information to Meteorology, just to name a few.

ARINC 424 NDB Meeting in Zurich

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016, 17:17
It’s been an honor for us at Lufthansa Systems in Zurich to host the yearly ARINC 424 NDB Meeting. We have been engaged in this working group for over a decade, improving and evolving the industry standard ARINC 424 together. The goal is to propose changes that will facilitate the pilots work and ensure a safe flight. The proposed changes at the meeting will make the standard even more fit for the future. Just to mention one example, the PBN Navigation Specification applicable for a given terminal procedure can now be encoded in ARINC 424.

What is state of the art technology when it comes to working with General Navigation Information and References?

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016, 16:12
Pilots need to look up supplementary navigational information in the General Part during all flight phases several times a flight. This process can be time consuming, especially when the respective documents are displayed in 3rd party readers. Pilots have to deal with different formats and user interfaces while administrators have to maintain two applications. Those readers are not necessarily designed for the airline industry where needs of users are different from those of consumer applications.