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Aug 01, 2018

Navigation solution implemented for Ukrainian airline in just two weeks

Navigation solution implemented for Ukrainian airline in just two weeks

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it has acquired Fan Air Ltd. as a new customer. The Ukrainian startup airline will use Lido/mPilot from Lufthansa Systems for the next five years. This navigation solution was implemented for the airline in the space of just two weeks after the contract was signed.

“A Ukrainian airline that we have a good relationship with is also using Lido/mPilot and recommended the product to us. We looked at the solution and were immediately impressed by the advantages it offers. Since the implementation, our pilots can access all the necessary navigation maps and documents on their iPads from anywhere, at any time,” said Yakovanko Oleksandr, Chief of Flight Safety Department at Fan Air Ltd.

Lido/mPilot is Lido/Navigation’s charting solution for the iPad. The application contains all important route information, such as altitude data, airways and airport data. The system can access relevant avionics data such as GPS information, speed and the aircraft’s target direction, thus enabling it to display position and orientation of the aircraft on the integrated Airport Moving Map (Lido/AMM).

The Lido charts are generated directly from the certified Lido/FMS navigation database and meet the highest standard of precision and quality. The charting standard was developed by navigation experts in collaboration with pilots, licensed dispatchers and IT specialists. The charts are to-scale and include terrain and topographical data. They also depict true-to-scale topographic information and contain standardized color coding. All these features help to increase pilots’ situation awareness.

“It normally takes around two months to implement Lido/mPilot. But due to special customer requirements, this had to go faster for Fan Air Ltd., so we implemented the solution in just two weeks,” said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems. “We are delighted that we can help this young airline digitally and efficiently control its navigation processes right from the start.”

Fan Air Ltd. was founded at the start of 2018 and is based at Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) in Ukraine. The airline operates scheduled flights from Kiev to Greece, as well as charter flights from the Ukraine to Turkey, Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria.

 

Caption (copyright Lufthansa Systems): The Lido/mPilot iPad app supports pilots before, during and after a flight.

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About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. Over 350 airlines worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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Jun 27, 2018

Airline customers of the revenue accounting solution meet up in Hamburg

Airline customers of the revenue accounting solution meet up in Hamburg

Lufthansa Systems is hosting its 13th Sirax User Conference this week. The Sirax community is meeting in Hamburg from June 26 to 28. At the event, Lufthansa Systems presents new features for the Sirax product family such as the new X1 Tax Module for automatic tax calculation. Around 50 attendees, including representatives of 20 customer airlines of all sizes and business models, will use the conference to discuss current issues and trends, and define new ideas for upcoming releases.

“Efficient and accurate revenue accounting has to meet requirements that are complex and sometimes change dynamically. Tax regulations and country-specific aspects also need to be considered,” said Andreas Reimann, Head of Finance & Commercial Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “Our Sirax product family is ideally positioned to meet these requirements with the new X1 Tax Module, and it is continuously advanced, updated and enhanced together with our customers.”

The new X1 Tax Module, which is part of the Sirax revenue accounting solution, calculates all applicable taxes fully automatically based on travel data. The system checks tax regulations and other conditions (YQ/YR conditions) depending on the routing, issue terms and other details of a passenger’s trip and applies the appropriate taxes for the trip. Tax calculation is based on Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO) tax rules (X1/2) and thus includes all required charges, levies and fees (TTBS/RATD, YQ/YR and PFC). All daily updates provided by ATPCO are automatically fed into the tax module’s database.

The new functionality has been developed on customer request and is now available to all Sirax customers. Many product enhancements such as this new feature are initiated directly by the community, including new functionalities for automatically detecting scheduled changes, bug fixes related to the Fare Calculation Box, and workflow improvements.

Prior to the annual user conference, the community always comes together without Lufthansa Systems to collect suggestions for product enhancements and discuss which ideas deliver the greatest benefit to airlines. These ideas are then presented during the conference. “This approach is unique in the industry and highly appreciated by our customers,” said Reimann. “It enables us to adapt the Sirax revenue accounting solution even more precisely to client-specific requirements.”

In addition to new functionalities, Lufthansa Systems also presents the new Sirax product family portfolio at this year’s user conference. The product family includes revenue accounting products like Sirax/RA, Sirax/Credit and Sirax/Cockpit, services such as providing the new X1 Tax Module as a web service, and encryption systems (pEngine, sEngine). Lufthansa Systems also offers corresponding consulting services.

More information on the Sirax product family is available online at:
https://www.lhsystems.com/solutions/finance-solutions-products

This video contains impressions and customer statements from the most recent Sirax User Conference in 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRs-Rkmiyeo

Caption (copyright Lufthansa Systems): The Sirax product family supports airlines in revenue accounting.

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About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. Over 350 airlines worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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Jun 12, 2018

Airline will use Lido/Flight 4D, NetLine/Ops ++ and Revenue Integrity

Airline will use Lido/Flight 4D, NetLine/Ops ++ and Revenue Integrity

Lufthansa Systems today announced that Air Malta will be optimizing its processes using IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems, thus saving the airline time and money. It will soon start planning flights with Lido/Flight 4D, monitoring flight operations with NetLine/Ops ++ and managing its flight firming with Revenue Integrity.

“We are in a growth phase and are headed towards a profitable future. We’ve set ourselves very ambitious goals. The IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems will help us achieve them. With these solutions, we can further optimize our route planning, improve our flight operations management and handle reservations more quickly. This will save us time and money,” said Alan Talbot CIO at Air Malta.

The Lido/Flight 4D flight planning solution calculates the most suitable route for each Air Malta flight based on all relevant flight data, such as weather conditions and the current airspace situation, including any restrictions. The solution enables airlines to optimize their flying time, costs and fuel consumption when planning routes. NetLine/Ops ++ monitors current flight operations. Air Malta can use this solution to avoid disruptions and significantly lower the costs incurred by delays. With its management-by-exception approach, NetLine/Ops ++ eliminates diversions caused by minor problems. The operations controller can focus on critical flights which demand a fast reaction. Revenue Integrity will support Air Malta in its primary revenue management goal: maximizing earnings. The solution improves the quality of reservation data and optimizes inventory control and demand forecasts. This lowers the compensation payments incurred through overbooking and losses on account of seat spoilage. Experts estimate that airlines can increase their revenue by around one euro per segment booked and thus improve their financial result by an average of two to three percent.

“Air Malta was won over by the high quality of our products as well as the potential savings and flexibility offered by our solutions. For example, we connected Revenue Integrity to a third-party reservation system for Air Malta,” said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems.

Air Malta is the flag carrier of Malta, with headquarters in Luqa. It began operating in 1974 and has a fleet of ten aircraft. Air Malta serves destinations in Europe, North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.

Picture description (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Thanks to the management-by-exception approach of Lufthansa Systems´ NetLine/Ops ++ Air Malta´s operations controller can focus on critical flights which demand a fast reaction.

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About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. Over 350 airlines worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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Jun 05, 2018

Lido/Flight 4D, Lido/Navigation and Lido/Performance: New features, agile develop­ment and enhancement, and in-depth exchange at

Lido/Flight 4D, Lido/Navigation and Lido/Performance: New features, agile develop­ment and enhancement, and in-depth exchange at customer conference in Madrid.

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it will be hosting its first ever joint user conference for customers of Lido/Flight 4D and Lido/Navigation this year. The Lido User Conference will take place this week from June 5 to 7 in Madrid. Using the tagline #takeoffwithlido, the airline IT experts from Lufthansa Systems will present innovations from their successful Lido product lines for flight planning and navigation.

“Digitalization is affecting the entire aviation industry. Airlines are increasingly investing in connectivity solutions and networked systems both on the flight deck and on the ground. This enables carriers to boost the efficiency of flight operations since data such as weather, airspace and traffic control information will be updated in real time. As a result, airline requirements for flight planning and navigation systems are changing. Everything is becoming more dynamic and data-driven,” said Dr. Bernd Jurisch, Head of Flight & Navigation Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “This is why we have merged the previously independent Lido product lines. We have taken this decision to match our solutions perfectly to the collaboration between dispatchers and pilots. This ensures that flight operations overall become more efficient, thus enabling substantial savings to be generated. The approach pursued by Lido in this context is called ‘total mission optimization’ and expressly includes the Lido/Performance products.”

The Lido/Flight flight planning solution with its new generation Lido/Flight 4D has been marketed successfully for more than 20 years. Around 120 airlines are using the systems. Since 2015, Lufthansa Systems has worked intensively on developing Lido/Flight into the new Lido/Flight 4D generation to further increase the level of automation in flight planning and enable airlines to achieve even larger savings by benefiting from a new optimizer generation.

The Lido/Navigation success story is over 15 years old, with more than 100 airlines using the solution. In addition, Lufthansa Systems launched the Maps program to integrate various airport, takeoff/landing and enroute navigation maps. The goal is to produce a dynamic map solution. As the innovative Lido/Flight 4D, Lido/Navigation and Lido/Performance solutions continue to converge, Lufthansa Systems is taking its Lido product lines to the next level and creating new added value for airlines. Lido enables a seamless digital process for flight operations – from planning a flight to the aircraft’s parking position at the destination airport.

In addition to explaining the new strategy, this conference will offer breakout sessions on special topics, customer presentations on current projects and the opportunity for in-depth discussion. This will benefit around 270 product experts and customer representatives from about 70 airlines and partners attending the event.

Caption (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): The flight planning and navigation solutions from Lufthansa Systems provide seamless support for the entire flight process – a total mission optimization.
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More information on the Lido product suite is available online at
https://www.lhsystems.com/solutions-services/navigation-solutions

 

About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. Over 350 airlines worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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