Flight & Navigation Blog
Takeoff and landing are two of the most crucial phases of a mission. To ensure that pilots can focus on the task at hand, whether it be taxiing at the airport or preparing for takeoff and landing, we have integrated several new features into our iOS-based charting application, the Lido/mPilot. Read on to find out more.
Aside from ensuring that they get to the airport on time and grabbing a coffee to go, pilots must complete many tasks when preparing for their flights. One of these crucial tasks is to set up the flight folder in their charting application, to ensure that all required charts are available with the single tap of a button - from the Airport Moving Map, to the Standard Instrument Departure Chart and Instrument Approach Chart. If the aircraft type and charts are specified in the ARINC 633 flight plan, the charts will be loaded automatically. But what happens when this is not the case? Read on to find out...
Digitalization is affecting the entire aviation industry. Airlines are increasingly investing in connectivity solutions and networked systems, both in the cockpit and on the ground. This enables carriers to boost the efficiency of their flight operations, since data – such as weather, air traffic-control information – will be updated in real time. As a result, airlines’ requirements for flight planning and navigation systems are changing. Everything is becoming more dynamic and data-driven.
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.