The Lido/RouteManual has been developed from the ground up to be optimized for use in modern airline operations. Aeronautical information specifically for general aviation and military operations is omitted intentionally from the Lido/RouteManual. The omission of superfluous information makes finding relevant operation information more efficient, allowing the pilot to focus on the most important task of flying the aircraft.

For safe navigation particularly in a challenging or unfamiliar environment, the use of color coding throughout the charts enhances usability in both paper and electronic format. All Lido terminal charts are orientated to magnetic north, drawn to scale and use the same color coding throughout the different chart types.

All charts are designed and created from Lufthansa Systems` comprehensive worldwide aeronautical database that also feeds other Lufthansa System`s products, such as FMS navigation data and flight planning data.

Focus on situational awareness and improved flight safety:

  • Pictograms instead of textual description
  • Quick identification of chart types
  • Standard information placed consistently on every chart
  • Color coding enables easy identification of information
  • Charts are to scale
  • Tailored charts, customized charts and print ready charts support your airlines individual requirements

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General Part   Terminal Charts   Network Part   En route Part
Rules and Regulations
Legends and Tables
Special Airline Information
  Regional Supplementary Info Route Facility Charts
  Country Rules & Regulations RFC Supplement
AOI Airport Operational Information Plotting Charts
AFC Airport Facility Chart Planning Charts
AGC Airport Ground Chart COM Charts
APC Airport Parking Chart Special Use Airspace list
LVC Low Visibility Chart For further information - click on the charts
EOSID Engine Out Standard Instrument Departure Chart  
SID Standard Instrument Departure  
SIDPT SID Procedure Text  
STAR Standard Arrival Route / Arrival Chart  
IAC Instrument Approach Charts  
  VAC Visual Approach Chart  
  MRC Minimum Radar Vectoring Chart  
  FAM Special Qualification Chart/Familiarization Chart  
  TEMPO Temporary Chart  
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All Lido/RouteManual charts are also available via Internet access. All available information as well as charts can be printed remotely. The FIV gives you access to relevant flight data from any PC or laptop with Internet access and is the ideal tool for flight preparation, as well as replacing the office manual. Various information including SID/STAR, approach and airport charts are available and easily accessible. The FIV enables you to obtain information quickly and efficiently about your destination, enroute or alternate airport. In addition, you can search for minima, runway length,lighting, AD hours, and other information.


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Why is a "Briefing Strip" not included on Lido charts?
Lido instrument approach charts were designed from the ground up to present only the required information needed for commercial operations. The most relevant information is presented in high contrast at the point of need. Color coding of specific critical information makes finding the relevant data an intuitive task. Instead of presenting a string of data to be recited during an approach briefing, information follows a consistent flow in the order in which it will be used.

Why is SID procedure text separated from the plan view?
  • To optimize the space used for displaying the plan view in a way in which the pilot receives the best representation of the terrain surrounding the airport.
  • To allow pilots to have a comfortable handling of the plan view in combination with the text when organizing their clipboard.
  • To support the use of the Airport Facility Chart for departure planning / briefing.

Why is the approach path in non-precision approaches shown with a "Constant Descent Angle"?
Lido RouteManual has been designed for use in commercial operations, flying a constant descent angle has been proven through several studies to be the safest and most comfortable way of performing an approach. By using the same technique as the FMCS does for calculating the descent path, Lido charts allow the pilot to perform and cross check a CDA approach.

Why are Lido terminal charts oriented to the magnetic North?
The decision of having Lido charts oriented to the magnetic North was taken under request from our customers as to boost professional pilots� situational awareness, avoid the mental conversion needed for flying with geographic-oriented charts in a �magnetic-driven� cockpit and, in general, to allow a realistic relation between the charted depiction and the terrain surrounding the flight path.

Where does the final approach segment begin on the IAC charts?
For Precision approaches the FAP determines the point where the intermediate approach altitude intersects the glide slope and marks the beginning of the precision approach segment.