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Flight Deck Solutions: Innovative IT solutions for a paperless cockpit

Successful airlines strive for efficiency on every level. The innovative Flight Deck Solutions from Lufthansa Systems use the latest technologies and help reduce costs.

Fast Figures

More than 35,000 pilots can already benefit from Lufthansa Systems’ navigation charts on the flight deck.

Highlights

  • Always up to date thanks to integrated and highly automated update processes
  • Significantly lower printing costs thanks to electronic applications
  • High degree of user-friendliness through clear and simple displays
  • Shared data pool for FMS data and navigation charts
  • Flexible: fleet- and hardware-independent

Lufthansa Systems offers airlines an extensive range of integrated solutions for safe and cost-efficient flight operations. Its Flight Deck Solutions cover all operational aspects of a flight from a navigational point of view. Pilots, licensed dispatchers and IT experts work closely together to develop and implement these solutions.

Navigation solutions are the core of this product range. More than 180 airlines around the world use Lido/FMS. This data service for the flight management systems of modern passenger aircraft provides all of the information needed for a safe and efficient flight. It is based on the Lido navigation database which contains worldwide aeronautical data, including navigation aids, as well as approach and departure procedures for individual airports. With information on more than 20,000 airports, 90,000 airway segments and 165,000 waypoints, the database meets the highest standards of currency, precision and data integrity.

In accordance with the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Lido/FMS customers receive an update every 28 days so that their flight management systems are always up to date. For these updates, Lufthansa Systems currently generates around 350 different database extracts to meet the requirements of each customer’s aircraft types, cockpit systems, route network and company-specific flight procedures.

From high-quality data to high-quality charts

The aeronautical database is also the basis of Lufthansa Systems' comprehensive range of navigation charts. Lido/RouteManual is available both in paper and digital form. The paper-based charts are very easy to use, and this user-friendliness is carried over to the applications for displaying the charts electronically – Lido/eRouteManual for traditional EFBs on Windows platforms and the Lido/Flight Deck Mobility Suite Apps Lido/iRouteManual, and Lido/Enroute for the Apple iPad. The coloured charts show true-to-scale topographical information, such as the height of mountains and course of rivers, and are oriented to magnetic north. The duration and distance of different approach and departure procedures are always precisely specified, altitude restrictions associated with the terrain are clearly depicted, and directions are always displayed in the same way regardless of the magnetic variation. This supports pilots in the cockpit and ensures greater safety.

With the electronic Lido/eRouteManual, Lido/iRouteManual and Lido/Enroute solutions, pilots can zoom in or out to change the depth of information on the charts and can highlight their selected approach or departure procedures. The eRouteManual includes airport taxiway charts, approach and take-off charts, and a seamless worldwide dynamic generated route chart.

Identical standards have been used for both the conventional and electronic charts so it is easier for airlines to migrate to a paperless cockpit and save the time and expense of manually updating all sets of charts every month.

Lido/FlightBag from Lufthansa Systems is an integrated solution for paperless flight which supports all operational processes in the cockpit. Lido/FlightBag is hardware-independent, can be used on any type of aircraft and supports all EFB classes. Charts as well as manuals, instructions and flight-specific documents can all be displayed and searched electronically.

Twenty-five percent of all aircraft worldwide are currently flying with little or no paper in the cockpit. Thanks to the advanced Flight Deck Solutions from Lufthansa Systems, this number will continue to grow in the coming years – for the benefit of efficiency, pilots and the environment.

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