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May 23, 2016

Airline IT specialist sponsors industry event and unveils new additions to its portfolio

Airline IT specialist sponsors industry event and unveils new additions to its portfolio

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it will be presenting selected solutions from its Operations Solutions division at the EFB Users Forum in Munich this week. One highlight is the new Tracks module for the Lido/eRouteManual electronic navigation charts. Lufthansa Systems is not only an exhibitor this time, it is also the main sponsor of this important industry event, which will be attended by around 300 sector representatives from May 24 to 26.

Lido/eRouteManual provides electronic navigation charts for all phases of a flight. The new Tracks module visualizes historical trajectories for the next planned route in Lido/eRouteManual. This means that along with the currently planned route, the solution displays which routes were actually flown in the past for the chosen leg. Lufthansa Systems has worked with Honeywell Aviaso to integrate data exchange between the Lido/eRouteManual and Honeywell Aviaso Fuel Efficiency software products. The Honeywell Aviaso Fuel Efficiency software collects the historical trajectory data, analyzes it and compiles a data packet for the routes to be flown which can then be displayed as a separate layer in Lido/eRouteManual. This gives pilots advance notice if there were directs – i.e. shortcuts – for the planned route in the past so they can actively request these from air traffic control (ATC) if desired. This can shorten the flight route, which saves time, fuel and, ultimately, money.

“The trend is towards dynamic data, and pilots expect their EFB systems to provide a lot of information in real time. By integrating trajectory data in Lido/eRouteManual, we can help pilots make tactical decisions which will save money for airlines,” said Igor Dimnik, Director Products at Lufthansa Systems. “Another important trend is flight deck connectivity, or connections between the EFB and avionics systems or the EFB and ground systems. This will also be a popular subject of discussion at the EFB Users Forum.”

Each year, around 570 million passengers fly on planes using navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems. Airlines around the world use Lido/Navigation solutions. In addition to the Lido/eRouteManual, Lido/mPilot and Lido/AMM navigation solutions, Lufthansa Systems will present its NetLine/Crew crew management solution, the NetLine/Load weight and balance tool, the leading Lido/Flight flight planning solution and the mCabin crew app in Munich. Lufthansa Systems is thus presenting itself as the only independent airline IT provider with a portfolio covering the entire spectrum of operations solutions for fleets of all types and sizes. “We have numerous partnerships with leading providers of avionics systems, so we can always meet our customers’ individual needs independently and optimally,” Dimnik said.

The EFB Users Forum takes place twice a year and is one of the most important events in the EFB industry. At the Forum, providers and aircraft manufacturers demonstrate their latest developments and discuss the technical and operational trends surrounding the Electronic Flight Bag with airline representatives.

  • Link to the Event: EFB Users Forum & Expo
  • Captions (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): The new Tracks module visualizes historical trajectories for the next planned route in Lido/eRouteManual.

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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May 19, 2016
  • Connecting innovative navigation App with onboard data to facilitate better operational decisions
  • Connecting innovative navigation App with onboard data to facilitate better operational decisions
  • Solution makes maximum use of Aircraft Interface Device (AID) capable systems already installed

Teledyne Controls and Lufthansa Systems are collaborating to integrate the latter’s Lido/eRouteManual navigation application with Teledyne’s GroundLink® Comm+ system with AID functionality (GroundLink® AID+) to bring further information more usefully into the cockpit.

The project, driven by customer demand, allows ground charts, departure charts, en-route maps, arrival charts and airport facility charts to be quickly and easily integrated with the aircraft’s existing onboard data systems to enable the pilot to make better informed decisions to improve operational efficiency both on the ground and in the air.

Situational awareness, whether at an airport or inflight, is of course critical; being able to combine that information with other essential flight data brings a further level of control, according to Lufthansa Systems Director Products Lido/Navigation, Igor Dimnik: “As a stand-alone product, our Lido/eRouteManual navigation gives pilots all of the navigation information they need at a glance,” he explains.

“The real benefit, however, comes from connecting our Lido/eRouteManual with other data sources; the more connected we can make it, the more intelligent it becomes, and this is now possible thanks to our work with Teledyne Controls.”

Mr. Dimnik says that the integration process has been very easy: “Typically in such collaborations there would be many cycles of product development and long periods of testing,” he continues. “In this case, however, from initial thought to implementation was a matter of days. The integration was not only quick and easy, it was also achieved at a mere fraction of the cost than might ordinarily have been expected.”

Murray Skelton, Director of Business Development at Teledyne Controls, says that with more than 8,300 GroundLink® units already flying, it is an easy transition for those with the technology already installed: “It not only protects their legacy investment but it also enables them to make even more of it,” he explains. “It means that every future customer with the GroundLink® Comm+ system installed can gain instant benefit.”

 

About Teledyne Controls
Headquartered in Southern California, Teledyne Controls LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, analyze and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers. Additional information about Teledyne Controls can be found at http://www.teledynecontrols.com.

About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides sophisticated electronic subsystems and instrumentation, including aerospace and defense electronics, digital imaging products and software, monitoring instrumentation for marine and environmental applications, harsh environment interconnect products, and subsystems for satellite communications, as well as engineered systems for defense, space, environmental and nuclear applications. Our customers include industrial manufacturers and energy, infrastructure and natural resources companies, as well as government agencies, airlines and aerospace contractors. Teledyne Technologies’ operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western and Northern Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at http://www.teledyne.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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May 17, 2016

Innovative NetLine/Ops ++ operations control platform and NetLine/Sched schedule management solution successfully implemented for all subsidiary airlines

Innovative NetLine/Ops ++ operations control platform and NetLine/Sched schedule management solution successfully implemented for all subsidiary airlines

Lufthansa Systems today announced that the four members of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines are managing their flight operations from Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the UK with the NetLine/Ops ++ operations control platform. They are also using the NetLine/Sched schedule management solution to optimize their schedules. Following the successful cutover at Thomas Cook UK last year, the remaining subsidiaries – Condor, Thomas Cook Belgium and Thomas Cook Scandinavia – migrated to the innovative operations solutions over the past months.

“The Thomas Cook Group Airlines consist of four airlines with different cultures and experiences as well as different processes which have been evolved historically. The successful implementation of the new platforms is a key milestone in terms of harmonizing our processes and acting like one Airline,” said Peter Hauptvogel, Director IT at Thomas Cook Group Airlines.

NetLine/Ops is now being used by almost 70 airlines around the world, 31 of which have already deployed NetLine/Ops ++. This new-generation solution offers Operations Control Center (OCC) staff full transparency around current flights and potential operational disruptions because airlines need to be able to manage schedule changes – both planned and unplanned – in a way that minimizes their effect on passengers.

The Thomas Cook Group is the first multinational airline group to manage four international OCCs using a single operations control platform. The operations control solution offers functions which facilitate information management and enable a higher degree of automation. As a result, the airline will be warned early in case of potential disruptions that might occur due to weather or longer maintenance periods. This allows operations controllers to take preventative action in order to avoid delays or even cancellations, thus improving the punctuality of flight operations. Delays cost airlines more than USD 26 billion worldwide. According to the latest OAG (Official Airline Guide) report, airlines that use NetLine/Ops or NetLine/Ops ++ are among the most punctual in the world.

The NetLine/Sched schedule management solution supports airline scheduling. Airlines must regularly adjust their schedules in response to competitors or updated sales and marketing plans. This places high demands on their scheduling system. It must be capable of fully supporting the development, management and implementation of alternative network strategies. NetLine/Sched gives airline employees access to high-quality optimization tools which enable them to take both operational and economic aspects into account in order to improve schedule quality. NetLine/Sched also helps evaluate “what-if” scenarios and automatically calculates their commercial efficiency. The schedule management solution is currently being used by nearly 60 airlines worldwide.

“The Thomas Cook Group Airlines are already using several products from Lufthansa Systems. We are therefore especially pleased to provide them with NetLine/Ops ++ and NetLine/Sched, the ideal solutions for managing their flight operations and schedules," said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems. “Thanks to constructive teamwork, we were able to complete the cutover at Condor, Thomas Cook Belgium and Thomas Cook Scandinavia within just seven weeks.”


Picture description (copyright: Lufthansa Systems): NetLine/Sched supports airline scheduling
 

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.

About Thomas Cook Group Airlines
The Thomas Cook Group Airlines consist of four sun and beach focused leisure airlines: Thomas Cook Airlines UK , Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Condor Flugdienst. The airlines carry 17.2m passengers per year, generating revenues of £2.7bn. The combined fleet consists of 91 aircraft. The invest of 100 million GBP of the Thomas Cook Group in the cabin refurbishment of all aircraft and the new Airbus A321 was the biggest invest in the airlines and the guest’s comfort in the company’s history. By mid-2016, the Thomas Cook Group Airlines will have integrated 25 brand new A321. State-of-the-art engine technology and enhanced aerodynamics cut kerosene consumption thus reducing emissions and improving sound protection.


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Ansgar Lübbehusen
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E-Mail: publicrelations@LHsystems.com
http://www.LHsystems.com

Thomas Cook Group Airlines
Johannes Winter
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0) 6107 939-7804
E-Mail: kommunikation@condor.com

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May 03, 2016

Airport mapping database Lido/AMDB meets criteria of Letter of Acceptance Type 1 and Type 2 from EASA and can be used at A350 and A380 as of now

Airport mapping database Lido/AMDB meets criteria of Letter of Acceptance Type 1 and Type 2 from EASA and can be used at A350 and A380 as of now

Lufthansa Systems today announced that is has received the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) Type 2 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Lido/AMDB airport mapping database. This LoA certifies navigation data for delivery to end users. Lufthansa Systems supported the EASA significantly in developing the complex test procedure and is the first provider of airport mapping data to be certified by EASA.

The airport mapping database supports pilots during all taxiing procedures that could pose a challenge depending on the airport size and weather conditions. In order to ensure the safety of the passengers and crew, the Lido/AMDB data needs to be absolutely reliable.

In 2014, Lufthansa Systems received the LoA Type 1, which confirms that its processes for producing airport layout data comply with the conditions and quality standards required by EASA. In certain types of aircraft, such as the Airbus A350 and A380, these data are more closely tied to the plane’s avionics systems and must therefore meet the special test requirements of the LoA Type 2 from EASA.

In the A350, for example, the Lido/AMDB data is used in calculations made by the Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS). The ROPS on the A350 is an additional function of the Brake To Vacate system (BTV), which calculates the necessary braking distance during the approach with the help of Lido/AMDB data. If there are deviations, the system supports pilots by alerting them if the available landing distance has been determined to be too short.

“We are delighted that our Lido/AMDB database meets the high certification standards of EASA so we can now cover the entire data supply chain,” said Frank Wigold, Director Quality Management at Lufthansa Systems.

Lufthansa Systems is the first provider of airport mapping data to be certified by EASA. Unlike the certificates held by other organizations, the LoA Type 2 requires that the data be checked prior to each delivery – which is 13 times a year. This unique test procedure was developed by Lufthansa Systems and assessed by EASA.

The LoA Type 2 certifies data compatibility for the ANF A350 XWB, OANS A380, Single Aisle and Long Range platforms. You can find more information about the Letter of Acceptance from EASA here: www.easa.europa.eu/navigation-database-suppliers-letters-acceptance#group-easa-related-content
 

Caption (Copyright: Lufthansa Systems): Our Lido/AMDB database is generated using geo-referenced satellite images.


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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