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Press release
Jul 18, 2016
  •  Napster is the first streaming service in Germany to offer in-flight music
  •  Napster is the first streaming service in Germany to offer in-flight music
  •  The complete offerings include music and audio books for adults and children in Lufthansa’s in-flight entertainment system
  •  The partnership is set to begin in Summer 2016

Napster has taken over the skies as the first music streaming service in Germany! Streaming services are enjoying increasingly more popularity, whether at home, on the way to work, at the gym or on vacation at the beach. To enjoy the diverse range of music in the air, Napster and Lufthansa Systems have formed a strategic partnership. Lufthansa Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers in the Airline Industry and already equips a variety of airlines across the globe with its innovative BoardConnect platform, as well as the corresponding entertainment content. Through Lufthansa System’s BoardConnect, Napster will offer passengers selected playlists and audiobooks for adults and children, making traveling more enjoyable and entertaining. By this summer, Napster and Lufthansa Systems together want to equip the first airline with the service, Eurowings.

Aside from having access to the extensive selection of music and audio books from Napster, the greatest feature is that passengers will no longer have to use the built-in aircraft screens to access the media content, but will also be able to connect their own smartphones or tablets with BoardConnect via onboard WLAN. With this connection, users can enjoy a selection from the music-streaming pioneer. The Napster playlists, as well as audio books will be updated monthly and provide plenty of popular and up-to-date content for all ages.

Patric Niederländer, Vice President of Business Development Europe at Napster, said of the cooperation with Lufthansa Systems, “Napster has always stood for innovation. We are pleased to have developed, together with our partner Lufthansa Systems, an attractive proposition with which we move into another business segment. Our aim is to offer all music lovers the best and most multifaceted listening experience – whether on the ground or in the air.”

“Diverse onboard entertainment programs are increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for airlines,” says Olivier Krüger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “We are pleased to have found in Napster an important partner, who brings with it its music expertise and will in the future provide our BoardConnect platform with an exciting program.”

In addition to the selected music program on board, Napster will initially offer all Euro Wings passengers discounts after their flight. That means that all passengers who register during the flight can then enjoy three months of Napster for just one euro and discover new music through playlists, recommendations and advice. Favorite artists, albums or single tracks, as well as individually created playlists, can be stored and easily managed in the user archive. Favorite songs and albums can also be accessed by up to three devices, i.e. smartphones, tablets or computers with iOS, Android or Windows operating systems. The premium service also allows users to download individual songs, albums, or playlists to access offline, which requires no mobile data or Wi-Fi – the perfect solution for enjoying music on the move. The completely ad-free catalog of more than 40 million music tracks, as well as the more than 15,000 audio books of all genres for users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, leaves nothing to be desired.

 

About Napster
Napster is one of the world’s leading premium subscription digital music services. Owned and operated by U.S.-based Rhapsody International Inc., Napster combines the iconic history of one of the most recognizable digital music brands in the world with the vast experience and technological platform of Rhapsody International Inc. Napster offers one of the world’s most comprehensive online music collections and provides access to your music anywhere, via hundreds of devices. Napster and its respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. For more information, visit:
www.napster.com
www.facebook.com/Napster
@Napster


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Rhapsody International GmbH
Thorsten Schliesche
Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe
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60313 Frankfurt am Main
www.napster.de


About Rhapsody International
Rhapsody International is the parent company of leading streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster. Now available in more than 30 countries across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, Rhapsody and Napster give members ad-free access to more than 40 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody and Napster go where our members go. Our expert team of editors creates a curated music experience that makes it easy for members worldwide to gather and enjoy new original content including videos, playlists, reviews, and radio stations – anytime and anywhere. Follow @Napster on Twitter and keep up with the latest on Facebook.

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Jul 07, 2016

Lufthansa Systems’ airline customers jointly decide which new modules they want for the Sirax revenue accounting solution

Lufthansa Systems’ airline customers jointly decide which new modules they want for the Sirax revenue accounting solution

Lufthansa Systems is following a new product development strategy in revenue accounting: the customer community for its Sirax AirFinance Platform will decide the future direction of the solution. In mid-June, around 50 representatives of 18 customer airlines of all sizes and business models met to discuss issues and trends and define new ideas for upcoming releases.

“Our customers know best which revenue accounting functions they need to meet their complex, dynamically changing demands,” said Tobias Kujac, Director Product Management and Development Finance Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “This is why we decided to take greater advantage of their expertise and involve our customers more actively in the further development of our solution.”

The Sirax AirFinance Platform from Lufthansa Systems is the first integrated platform to optimize all of an airline’s finance processes. For the past 11 years, the Sirax Customer Community has been meeting during the annual Sirax User Conference to find out about product innovations and talk about current industry trends. The Community meets before the conference, gathers product enhancement suggestions and jointly discusses which ideas would be of most benefit to the airlines. Lufthansa Systems provides the Community with a budget that it can use as it sees fit.

“This approach is unique in the industry,” said Kujac. “It gives our customers a great opportunity to adapt the revenue accounting solution even more precisely to their needs.” Representatives of Lufthansa Systems do not attend these Community meetings, but afterwards they give feedback on the possibility of implementing the suggestions and the timetable.

The hot topics discussed at the last meeting in mid-June in Hamburg included the consolidation of existing platforms, information about the NDC implementation, plans for the new ÁTPCO Tax Feed, the number of releases per year and requested changes to the documentation. “New aspects and options were discussed intensively. We also agreed on product expansions covering greater automation, additional displays for special information and improved analysis functions,” Kujac reported. “All of our customers will benefit from these optimizations.”

The Product:

The Sirax revenue accounting solution speeds up accounting processes by automatically checking ticket sales against actual flight data. Integrated sub-processes also support the billing of interline flights between airlines. Based on this, the actual revenues are then calculated very precisely and quickly. Furthermore, customers can quickly gain a comprehensive overview of their financial situation, enabling them to rapidly respond to changing conditions. The system also delivers precise, current information for management and accounting staff at all times.


Caption (copyright Lufthansa Systems): Sirax Community’s relationship with the Sirax Team of Lufthansa Systems provides the opportunity for developing more collaborative, tailored accounting solutions. Ann Jaycox from Southwest Airlines, Chairperson of the Sirax Community, and Tobias Kujac, Director Product Management and Development Finance Solutions at Lufthansa Systems, at the 2016 Sirax User Conference.

 

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 300 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, 2016

Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued

Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued

In October of this year, the first Lufthansa short- and medium-haul aircraft will take off with broadband internet on board. Lufthansa’s entire A320 family fleet is expected to have the innovative technology installed by mid-2018. One key milestone has already been reached: Lufthansa Technik is the first MRO company in Europe to have received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA to install a Ka-band antenna on the A320 family, i.e. the A319, A320, and A321 models. The STC serves to verify that the modifications to the aircraft (hardware or software) conform to the design specifications stipulated by EASA. Said specifications ensure aircraft’s continued airworthiness.

The first aircraft was equipped with the technology in June. In the coming weeks, the onboard system will be tested for functionality and stability. Lufthansa passengers will likely be able to use the new internet service from October. Other airlines in the Lufthansa Group will follow at a later date.

The future service from Lufthansa and its technology partner Inmarsat is based on the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka-band) and offers seamless, reliable coverage on short- and medium-haul flights through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. Passengers will be able to access the internet using their own mobile devices via Wi-Fi. In addition to basic surfing and email, other more sophisticated applications will be possible, including video streaming. At a later date passengers will be able to use their cellphones for SMS and data transfer via their own mobile accounts.

With its many years of experience in the aircraft modification sector, Lufthansa Technik is responsible for installing all systems and components as well as for the works required to comply with aeronautical and statutory regulations. In Europe, this was the first successful installation involving the GX communications network and the Honeywell-designed Ka-band antenna. To install the system, electrical and structural modifications were required both inside and outside the aircraft cabin. All modifications were developed and approved by Lufthansa Technik’s licensed development unit. The installed components were integrated in the cabin infrastructure in such a way that they are virtually invisible for passengers and easy to operate by the cabin crew. The work can be completed in up to four days or during regular maintenance layovers.

Lufthansa Systems provides the required IT infrastructure onboard the aircraft. This includes network operations as well as the innovative FlyNet portal for passengers.

Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik have also established a long-term partnership with global satellite operator Inmarsat in order to offer a modern, multifunctional onboard IT platform with broadband internet access to the market. Both the Lufthansa Group as well as airlines around the world will benefit from this strong partnership through comprehensive services.

Lufthansa carried out the world’s first scheduled flight with broadband internet access on January 15, 2003. Despite its growing popularity among passengers, the technically reliable service had to be discontinued in 2006 because the Connexion by Boeing satellites ceased commercial operations. Since December 2010 Lufthansa has once again been the first airline to provide broadband internet access on intercontinental flights. Since June 2015 FlyNet has been available on all 107 long-haul aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet. Lufthansa operates the world’s largest internet-connected long-haul fleet.

 

Picture description (Copyright: Lufthansa Technik): Lufthansa Technik is responsible for installing all systems and components.

 

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Media Relations Lufthansa Group
Sandra Kraft
T +49 69 696 -58266 or -2999
http://www.lufthansagroup.com/presse/

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Jun 14, 2016

Fast-growing start-up and international airline IT provider to enable safer unmanned flight through accurate, dynamic, and global airspace data

Fast-growing start-up and international airline IT provider to enable safer unmanned flight through accurate, dynamic, and global airspace data

Santa Monica, California and Frankfurt, Germany – AirMap, the world’s leading provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, and leading international airline IT provider Lufthansa Systems announced today a partnership to provide accurate, dynamic, and global airspace information to drone operators.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lufthansa Systems to our network of data sources,” said AirMap CEO Ben Marcus, an airline transport rated pilot and flight instructor. “This partnership allows us to further enhance situational awareness for drones and their operators, helping to build a safer shared airspace.”

“We are excited about this collaboration with AirMap. The market for drones is growing worldwide. With the Digital Notice and Awareness System™ (D-NAS), AirMap not only enables drone operators to integrate airspace data needed for safe flights, but also helps airports and air traffic authorities know where drones are flying. We are delivering the airspace and airport data relevant for commercial operations from our extensive database to increase safety around airports,” said Igor Dimnik, Director Products at Lufthansa Systems.

AirMap recently announced the D-NAS to allow operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide airports and other airspace stakeholders with real-time digital information about the location of their flights. In collaboration with the American Association of Airport Executives, over 100 U.S. airports are piloting D-NAS for increased UAS awareness.

AirMap’s services provide recreational and commercial drone operators with real-time low-altitude airspace regulations and advisories, temporary flight restrictions, situational awareness, and more. These services are integrated into the drones and apps sold by leading drone companies, including DJI and 3DRobotics. The AirMap Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy for any drone manufacturer or application developer to include airspace information and services in their products.

“We are focused on building the tools for unmanned aircraft to safely integrate into the airspace system,” said Greg McNeal, co-founder of AirMap. “Lufthansa Systems is a partner in delivering best-in-class airspace information to the drone ecosystem through AirMap’s innovative technology.”

Please find more information on D-NAS in our video: https://vimeo.com/165588903

 

ABOUT AIRMAP
AirMap is the world’s leading provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. Developed by experts in drone technology, aviation, and policy, AirMap’s cutting-edge technology transforms airspace below 500 feet to create an interconnected drone ecosystem. AirMap provides accurate, reliable, and trustworthy low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry: inventors of drones & drone technology, drone operators, and airspace stakeholders.  AirMap has a rapidly expanding global network of hundreds of partners and thousands of app users.

For more information, visit: http://www.airmap.com.

Media Contact:
Jillian Switzer
media@airmap.com

 

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 300 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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