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May 07, 2019

Airline customers of Lido flight planning and navigation solutions meet in Rome | Lufthansa Systems presenting new functions within the Lido product family

Airline customers of Lido flight planning and navigation solutions meet in Rome | Lufthansa Systems presenting new functions within the Lido product family


 

Lufthansa Systems is welcoming representatives from 80 airlines from across the globe to the Lido User Group Conference in Rome from May 7 to 9. Over the coming days, the company’s airline IT experts will update around 310 attendees about the latest news and developments in its successful Lido portfolio.

This customer conference will focus on how airlines can further improve the efficiency of their flight operations. With almost 25 years of experience in complex airline processes, Lufthansa Systems is the market leader in many areas of aviation IT, including in flight planning with its Lido/Flight 4D solution. With its "Total Mission Optimization" (TMO) Lido product strategy, Lufthansa Systems is once again leading the way to a future of change. This strategy focuses on the close interplay between flight planning and navigation on the flight deck.

In addition to unveiling Lido Flight Planning Solutions for dispatchers and Lido Pilot Solutions for flight deck crew, the company also presents the latest news from Lido Data Solutions. The coordinated interaction between different areas enables these tried-and-tested Lido solutions to drive innovation for airlines.

“TMO allows us to look at each individual flight as an integrated mission, managed between dispatch and the flight deck,” explained Dr. Bernd Jurisch, Head of Flight & Navigation Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “We presented the TMO concept for the first time at the Lido User Group Conference 2018, where it received a highly positive reception from our customers. We are looking forward to presenting our initial findings and subsequent developments here. By progressively developing and integrating the planning and navigation processes, we are optimizing flight operations in terms of fuel consumption, flight times and operating efficiency. Dispatchers can calculate the most suitable routes and pilots can fly them in the most efficient way, all while communicating continually with each other. Dynamically updating mission-critical data also increases safety.”

In addition to unveiling the latest product developments and offering related workshops, the conference also features presentations from industry partners. Highlights include Lido and its partner GE Aviation providing insight into the opportunities presented by “Connected FMS”, while Teledyne will give an overview of “Aircraft Interface Devices (AIDs) and Connectivity.” Other partners will also showcase themselves at the Market Place, which provides a forum for partners, product experts and customer representatives from around 80 airlines to have in-depth interactions.

“Total Mission Optimization is not a product. It describes the merger of our Lido portfolio that we are delivering and developing together with the airlines by maintaining an intensive and critical dialog at events such as the Lido User Group Conference,” said Jurisch. “Our aim is to offer the highest levels of quality and user-friendliness. We do this by interconnecting our innovative solutions and continuously developing them in partnership with our customers.”


Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): The flight planning and navigation solutions from Lufthansa Systems provide seamless support for the entire flight process – Total Mission Optimization.

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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. More than 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. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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May 02, 2019

Digital weather display improves safety and efficiency | New feature in latest version of Lido/eRouteManual 5.0

Digital weather display improves safety and efficiency | New feature in latest version of Lido/eRouteManual 5.0

Lufthansa Systems today announced the integration of the new feature with the name “Weather” in its Lido/eRouteManual navigation solution. Weather phenomena can now be downloaded and displayed on enroute navigation maps without needing to install additional software. Text-based weather information is also available for every airport. With the introduction of the new Version 5.0 of Lido/eRouteManual, this weather data is just a few clicks away.

“Relevant meteorological information is in high demand among airlines, including our customers. Hardly anything has more negative effects on flight operations than the weather. Together with our customer Lufthansa, we developed the Weather feature to display current weather data on our maps,” explained Dr. Bernd Jurisch, Head of Flight & Navigation Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “The updated Version 5.0 of Lido/eRouteManual seamlessly integrates the new feature. The smart and reliable Weather feature enables pilots to access the necessary weather information more quickly and choose the best route based on the weather conditions.”

Lido/eRouteManual Weather from Lufthansa Systems includes weather information that the pilots receive digitally in text form during their briefing at the airport. The visualization of weather phenomena such as storm cells, cloud heights and turbulence optimally supports the preparations of the flight deck crew. This saves time, lowers the risk of delays and increases safety.

Airlines using the Lido/eRouteManual Weather feature receive live weather updates every five minutes. Displaying current weather data on the navigation maps improves the pilots’ situational awareness and helps them make tactical decisions during a flight. The ability to avoid turbulence also increases passenger comfort.

Lido/eRouteManual is the Windows-based digital version of the navigation maps and has already been deployed by more than 50 airlines worldwide. The application includes navigation maps for take-off and landing procedures as well as enroute charts that comprise all important route information like altitude data and airport features. These maps are generated directly from the Lido/FMS navigation database, which includes worldwide aeronautical information. Lido/eRouteManual supports all well-known Avionics interfaces as well as commercially available GPS receivers for displaying the current aircraft position on enroute and terminal maps. The app’s Lido/AMM module provides high-precision airport moving maps that facilitate navigation for pilots during taxi operations.

Icelandair has already successfully tested Lido/eRouteManual Weather in practice. “For flights in our transatlantic network and in charter operations worldwide, the ability to provide our pilots with live weather updates from Lido/eRouteManual equips them with a new tool to make better decisions in order to avoid bad weather. This saves fuel, reduces CO2 emissions, improves passenger comfort and reduces the risk of delays,” said Grétar Mar Óðinsson, EFB Administrator at Icelandair. “We are very pleased with Lido/eRouteManual from Lufthansa Systems overall. The new weather feature impressed us not least because it directly addresses the needs of Icelandair.”

The weather information in Lido/eRouteManual is based on data provided by the US engineering firm Basic Commerce and Industries (BCI). The text-based weather information provided at airports and covering significant meteorological events comes from Lufthansa Systems’ own database for its Lido/Flight 4D route planning solution.

Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): The Lido/eRouteManual navigation solution from Lufthansa Systems has been expanded to include a new feature with the name “Weather”. The digital weather feature optimizes flight preparations and displays the current weather directly in the enroute chart.

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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. More than 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. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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Apr 17, 2019

Successful implementation of NetLine, Lido and SIRAX® applications on cloud platform | Improved service quality and level of innovation

Successful implementation of NetLine, Lido and SIRAX® applications on cloud platform | Improved service quality and level of innovation

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it has integrated its solutions for flight operations (NetLine), route planning and navigation (Lido) and finance management (SIRAX®) into a new cloud delivery platform following a successful project phase. The Global Aviation Cloud is a cloud service developed specifically to meet the needs and security standards of airlines. Lufthansa Systems has thus created a forward-looking infrastructure for its customers which deliver administrative, operational and technological benefits. The ultimate goal is to offer the entire Lufthansa Systems product portfolio as a cloud service in the near future.

“The strategic shift from monolithic legacy systems to cloud services is a major challenge in the aviation industry. Technologies such as AIX, which was the basis for the development of our Lido product, are not easy for cloud platforms to handle because they are closely tied to hardware. We therefore completely overhauled Lido’s software architecture so that we could expedite the creation of the cloud,” said Oliver Grimm, Head of IT Infrastructure Development, Technology & Information Security at Lufthansa Systems. “We successfully tested the various solutions from the cloud, and the first customers have already migrated. This has laid the foundation for the innovative and future-proof Global Aviation Cloud.”

Thanks to cloud solutions, it is often no longer necessary to run applications, systems and resources locally on a physical server (on-premise). Instead, they can be provided and used as needed in the form of software as a service (SaaS). “With the SaaS model we offer our customers full service from a single source so they can concentrate on their core business. As the service provider, Lufthansa Systems handles all of the IT administration, including maintenance and software updates,” said Grimm.

A complete cloud governance model was defined and set up as part of the Global Aviation Cloud. This also covers the creation of new teams and roles. The Operations Center in Budapest, for example, is responsible for infrastructure operations and was established alongside the pure application operations. The end-to-end managed service is therefore completely within the domain of Lufthansa Systems.

Lufthansa Systems primarily uses Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider. Special technical set-ups relating mainly to security aspects turn the public cloud into a virtual private data center. With a growing number of data centers in 54 regions around the world, Azure can provide services in close proximity to customer sites, which enables faster data transmission. The strategic partnership with the cloud provider additionally increases the flexibility, scalability and security of the applications.

By 2021, the more than 70 customers using Lido, NetLine and SIRAX® products should be able to access the solutions on-demand from the Global Aviation Cloud.

Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Lufthansa Systems will offer its NetLine, Lido and SIRAX® solutions as a cloud service.

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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. More than 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. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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Apr 16, 2019

Strengthening digital aviation: Lufthansa Systems trains young IT specialists | Apprenticeships to start in August 2019

Strengthening digital aviation: Lufthansa Systems trains young IT specialists | Apprenticeships to start in August 2019

Starting in August, Lufthansa Systems offers training programs with academic and practical training, called apprenticeship in Germany, to become an IT Specialist for System Integration or Application Development or an Information Technology Clerk (m/f/diverse). The IT subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt am Main, supports airlines worldwide in all their processes with digital solutions. Applications for network and route planning, booking and revenue management systems as well as navigation and entertainment solutions on board make aviation smarter, safer and more connected.

“Following our successful Aviation Heroes campaign with which we serched IT specialists in autumn 2018, we are now focusing on promoting young talents. In addition to dual study program, we offer apprenticeships for young IT enthusiasts who want to expand their skills and knowledge,” says Olivier Krüger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “With an apprenticeship at Lufthansa Systems the young talents enter directly into the exciting field of digital transformation in the aviation industry and have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping it.”

The apprenticeship for the IT Specialist for System Integration focuses on IT topics such as operating systems and their areas of application, programming logic and methods, and physics in the field of electronics. The main goal of the occupation as an IT Specialist for Application Development is to master the development of user-friendly software for companies and customers as well as the solution of IT support problems. Lufthansa Systems is also looking for IT enthusiasts who want to become Information Technology Clerks to analyze problems and tasks that need to be solved within a company through the use of information and telecommunications systems. The apprenticeships start on 1 August 2019 at Lufthansa Systems in Raunheim and will each last three years.

The theoretical part of the training takes place at the vocational school in Groß-Gerau. During the practical period the trainees gain additional insights into other IT-relevant areas of the Lufthansa Group.

Agile methods, flat hierarchies and flexible working hours characterize the working environment at Lufthansa Systems. The company´s headquarters in the Airport Garden in Raunheim, one of the Lufthansa Group´s most modern buildings, offers the ideal setting for implementing the modern work concept in an open atmosphere and for promoting communication and teamwork. A wide range of services for employees, internal innovation management and the benefits of the Lufthansa Group round off the package.

The application phase has already begun and runs until 31 May 2019. Prerequisite is a very good secondary school leaving certificate and good verbal skills in the German language (at least level B1). Applications can only be submitted online at www.Be-Lufthansa.com.

Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Lufthansa Systems offers IT apprenticeships for young IT talents.

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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. More than 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. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.

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