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Mar 04, 2020

Lido Surface Data NEXTView receives EASA Service Provider Type 1 Certificate, becoming the first certified aviation terrain product on the market

Lido Surface Data NEXTView receives EASA Service Provider Type 1 Certificate, becoming the first certified aviation terrain product on the market

Lufthansa Systems and Intermap Technologies announced that Lido Surface Data NEXTView has received the Service Provider Type 1 Certificate from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Lido Surface Data NEXTView is the world’s first high-resolution, global terrain dataset specifically designed for the aviation industry. It provides the highest quality of data with continual updates and incorporates Lido’s aerodrome database, significantly increasing the accuracy around aerodromes. The solution is currently the only certified digital surface model on the market that fulfills all relevant industry standards.

Lido Surface Data NEXTView was developed in collaboration with Intermap Technologies, an industry leader in geospatial intelligence solutions with long-standing expertise in the field of digital elevation models. “We are extremely proud to be the first to receive an EASA certificate for our newly developed terrain product,” said Michael Sauter, Senior Product Owner for Aeronautical Data at Lufthansa Systems. “Lido Surface Data NEXTView is further enriching our aeronautical data portfolio and provides a fundamental database for the increasingly digitally driven future of mobility.”

With the newly certified terrain product, Lufthansa Systems is enabling the aviation industry to further enhance solutions such as:

  • synthetic vision systems (SVS) as well as combined vision systems (CVS), which provide pilots with greater situational awareness; and
  • terrain awareness and ground proximity warning systems (TAWS, EGPWS), which allow aircraft and helicopters to maintain a safe distance from the ground.

Furthermore, the solution serves the wider aviation market by enabling the development of innovative applications for:

  • flight planning, procedure design and performance calculations; and
  • drone operations and drone planning, increasing the efficiency of flight operations.

“This announcement is a milestone for Intermap Technologies’ data business,” said Patrick Blott, Chairman and CEO of Intermap Technologies. “With the certification of Lido Surface Data NEXTView, we are now able to work with our partners at Lufthansa Systems to consistently and globally deliver high-resolution information that aviators and airlines need to improve the customer experience, navigation and safety. Commercial airlines, UAV companies and governments all over the world can rely on their subscriptions to the Lido Surface Data NEXTView data to power critical automated systems and make flying even safer and more efficient.”


Caption (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Lufthansa Systems becomes the first EASA-certified service provider for Lido Surface Data NEXTView

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About Intermap Technologies
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap is a global leader in geospatial intelligence solutions. The Company’s proprietary NEXTMap® database and value-added geospatial data management, processing, analytics, fusion and orthorectification software and solutions are utilized across a range of industries that rely on accurate, high-resolution elevation data, including aviation, engineering, environmental planning, government markets, hydrology, insurance, land management, law enforcement and patrol, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities. Intermap’s commercial applications include location-based intelligence, risk assessment, geographic information systems, global positioning systems and 3D visualization. For more information, please visit www.intermap.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 350 customers 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. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 and, in addition to its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, it has offices in 16 countries.

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Feb 06, 2020

Group agreement signed with Lufthansa Systems for innovative operations management within the Lufthansa Group

Group agreement signed with Lufthansa Systems for innovative operations management within the Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it won the contract to implement its NetLine/Ops ++ operations management system as a strategic IT partner to the Lufthansa Group. The airline IT specialist came out on top against the competition in a multi-stage bidding process. Now that the multi-year agreement has been signed for the use of NetLine/Ops ++, the migration will soon begin to the operations control platform developed by Lufthansa Systems. To start with, six Lufthansa Group airlines – Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine, Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss – will benefit from extensive functionalities and harmonized processes that reduce costs and ultimately improve the passenger experience.

"I was especially delighted that Lufthansa Systems' product impressed us in the bidding process as the leading solution in the market not only in terms of its functionality but also because of its cost-efficiency," said Bardo Werum, the Lufthansa Group’s Head of IT Domain Hub Airlines Operations & Passenger Service Systems. “What is more, using a product solution allows for rapid roll-out and avoids the risks that potentially come with a development project."

One major advantage of NetLine/Ops ++ is a platform architecture that enables integrated management through multiple Operations Control Centers (OCC) within the Lufthansa Group. “With NetLine/Ops ++ from Lufthansa Systems we can respond to irregularities across the Group and create the conditions necessary for quickly and flexibly restoring passenger connections in the event of cancellations,” said Wolfgang Diefenbach, Head of Operations Planning & Steering of the Lufthansa Group airlines. “The implementation of NetLine/Ops ++ will thus help us become one of the world’s most reliable airline groups.”

NetLine/Ops ++ makes it possible to evaluate data intelligently in order to predict potential operational restrictions on the day of operations. The solution proactively suggests countermeasures to minimize the effect on operations. Following the principle of “airline operations ahead of time”, forecasting systems are used to calculate potential disruptions, simulate various solutions and help operations controllers make fast, cost-efficient decisions.

“Lufthansa Group airlines have been successfully using many of our solutions for years. As a competent IT partner, we have become a key pillar in the Group’s digital strategy,” said Dr. Thomas Wittmann, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “In addition to the NetLine product family, the Lufthansa Group airlines are using flight scheduling and navigation solutions as well as the revenue accounting solution from Lufthansa Systems.”

NetLine/Ops ++ is currently the most comprehensive operations management tool on the market. The solution continues to be enhanced and refined based on the comprehensive monitoring of new trends and technologies in airline operations management and the incorporation of new user needs. As a result, NetLine/Ops ++ has evolved into a new-generation operations control system that adapts to the continually changing business requirements of airlines and enables the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cloud platforms.
 

Caption (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Representatives from Lufthansa Systems sign the Group agreement for the NetLine/Ops ++ (from left to right: Andreas Bußmer - Head of IT Procurement Lufthansa Group, Olivier Krueger – CEO Lufthansa Systems, Christina Becker - Head of Lufthansa Group Account Management at Lufthansa Systems, Dr. Roland Schütz - CIO Lufthansa Group, Dr. Thomas Wittmann – CEO Lufthansa Systems)

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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 customers 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. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 and, in addition to its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, now has offices in 16 countries.

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Jan 28, 2020

NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price now in use by the African airline

NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price now in use by the African airline

Lufthansa Systems today announced that the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is now using the NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price solutions. These products will optimize RwandAir’s complex flight scheduling and efficiently determine the best ticket prices based on the current market situation as well as supply and demand. RwandAir and its passengers will both benefit from these important control tools, which will simplify scheduling and support the airline’s expansion of its route network and available flights.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, Rwandair CEO, said: “Thanks to our adaption of Lufthansa Systems’ scheduling and pricing solutions, our customers will be able to find fares more easily and enjoy an easy–to-understand flight schedule. Working closely with Lufthansa Systems, we have been able to optimize our ticket pricing and flight schedules to ensure RwandAir continues its ambitious growth as it enters into exciting new markets.”

NetLine/Sched, the schedule management system from Lufthansa Systems, helps airlines to make quick and well-founded decisions when creating and optimizing their flight schedules while taking operational and economic aspects into account. This is important due to the extremely volatile competitive environment in the airline industry, which permanently affects an airline's flight schedule and makes short-term modifications necessary. NetLine/Sched perfectly supports this highly complex process. Among other things, the solution helps to evaluate different schedule scenarios from an economic perspective. Using NetLine/Sched, airlines can take measures quickly and effectively to optimize their schedules.

ProfitLine/Price is a comprehensive pricing system which considers the current competitive situation, price trends and underlying fare structures. It covers all core processes in both reactive and proactive pricing for published and market fares. In addition to enabling airlines to react swiftly to market changes, the system provides powerful analysis tools for developing effective pricing strategies. Its integrated pricing simulation model goes one step further by forecasting revenue changes based on fare modifications.

“We are delighted that RwandAir, an important customer in Africa, is now relying on our NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price solutions. I am certain that both products will make a significant contribution to the airline’s expansion plans,” said Marco Cesa, Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems.

Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price from Lufthansa Systems enable RwandAir to optimize its network and price planning.

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About RwandAir
From its hub in the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleets on the African continent. An IATA member airline, RwandAir is IOSA, ISAGO and EASA certified. With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330s, the airline currently reaches out to 29 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. In addition to its hub in Kigali, Rwandair has a second hub in Cotonou, from which it serves Dakar, Abidjan, Libreville, and Douala. Recently, in mid-2019, RwandAir started operations to Kinshasa, Guangzhou and Tel Aviv.

 

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 customers 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. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 and, in addition to its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, now has offices in 16 other countries.

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Jan 23, 2020

A paperless flight deck, wireless on-board entertainment or the increasing level of digitalization in operations – none of this would be conceivable today without Lufthansa Systems.

A paperless flight deck, wireless on-board entertainment or the increasing level of digitalization in operations – none of this would be conceivable today without Lufthansa Systems.

Lufthansa Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The airline IT specialist is looking back proudly at the many milestones in its history of shaping the digitalization of the airline industry. In 1995, Lufthansa outsourced its IT department to its newly founded subsidiary, which has experienced a remarkable development in recent years. "We now employ around 2,400 people at our locations in 16 countries and, together with our start-up company zeroG, have established ourselves as one of the leading IT providers in the airline industry," said Olivier Krueger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “Today, we offer our more than 350 customers worldwide a comprehensive range of IT solutions, many of which are market-leading.”

A rich and eventful history
Although digitalization was still in its infancy and the internet was still uncharted territory in the year the company was founded, Lufthansa Systems lived by its slogan “We’re into IT” from the very beginning. Thanks to its many years of experience within the Lufthansa Group, the company was able to keep its finger on the pulse of Europe’s most successful airline and acquire extensive technical expertise. This gave rise to an impressive product portfolio that covers many of an airline’s processes on the flight deck, in the cabin and on the ground. Lufthansa’s pioneering role soon enabled Lufthansa Systems to establish modern and efficiency-enhancing IT solutions across the entire aviation industry. LOT Polish Airlines was the first customer that saw Lufthansa Systems break into the external airline market. With many other airlines following suit, Lufthansa Systems’ innovative solutions gradually became established on the worldwide market. Before long, the IT specialist was able to support customers of all sizes and business with its solutions.

A pioneering role in the market
Offering groundbreaking innovations such as FlyNet, the first flying hotspot, which first got off the ground with Lufthansa in 2003, or accounting tools such as SIRAX, which significantly enhanced the efficiency of revenue accounting, Lufthansa Systems became an industry pioneer at an early stage. The development of the paperless flight deck was another game changer, as paper maps were gradually replaced by digital programs and modern apps that display weather, airspace and traffic information in real time. Meanwhile, a new era of inflight entertainment began with the first wireless solution, BoardConnect, which enabled passengers to access onboard entertainment on their own devices for the first time.

Lufthansa Systems is also one of the market's leading providers in network planning, route optimization and flight navigation. The NetLine suite, for example, covers the entire process from network planning, flight planning and codeshares to crew management until the day of operations and provides the ideal basis for decision-making by connecting data in a smart way. Lido Flight 4D is a Lufthansa Systems solution that helps customers to optimize their flight routes and thus reduce flight times and fuel consumption. This in turn makes an important contribution to airlines’ environmental efficiency, as less fuel consumption means fewer carbon emissions. Airlines can also reduce their environmental footprint by eliminating all paper-based maps and documentation for navigation.

“Based on these developments and the experience it has gained along the way, Lufthansa Systems today is an important and reliable partner when it comes to digitalization and aviation expertise. Leveraging our strong portfolio of innovative initiatives, we will continue our tradition of shaping the future of digital aviation,” said Dr. Thomas Wittmann, CEO of Lufthansa Systems.

The Aviation Campus reflecting a strategic realignment
In 2015, the former Lufthansa Systems AG was realigned and the infrastructure part of the business was sold to IBM. By focusing on the airline sector and implementing an agile set-up, the company is in a position to quickly and profitably apply its IT expertise for the benefit of its customers. With this in mind, Lufthansa Systems established the Aviation Campus and thus created an environment enabling digital innovation that promotes the exchange of ideas and the exploitation of synergies. Current projects and developments include migrating products to a cloud-based platform and supporting airlines in harmonizing their IT systems in operations. Applying the Total Mission Optimization (TMO) approach, Lufthansa Systems is further optimizing its market-leading Lido solutions for dispatchers and flight deck crews. This achieves a strong integration of functionality and data, which enables the airline operation center and the flight crew to collaborate in an even more effective way.

The smart use of data is one of the key success factors in the future of aviation. Using artificial intelligence, Lufthansa Systems and the start-up company zeroG are jointly working on projects to avoid delays in ground processes and are investigating ways to make the work of ops controllers easier.

In recent years, Lufthansa Systems has thus evolved into an important integration partner and consultant both within and outside the Lufthansa Group. The aim of the company’s growing consulting unit is to optimize everyday flight operations processes and design them in a way that makes them more profitable.

CEOs Olivier Krueger and Dr. Thomas Wittmann are available for more in-depth interviews about the company's anniversary.

In its presentation, the company focuses on all developments in the field of airline IT.


Caption (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Lufthansa Systems celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.

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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 customers 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. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 and, in addition to its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, it has offices in 16 countries.

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