German airline opts for further Lido products to optimize its flight operations
Lufthansa Systems today announced that it has expanded its successful cooperation with the Air Berlin Group. Following just a three-month implementation phase, the airlines in the Air Berlin Group are now flying with the Lido eRouteManual electronic navigation charts. The five-year contract also covers the use of the FMS database from Lufthansa Systems.
The route charts from Lufthansa Systems contain true-to-scale topographical information, such as the height of mountains and the course of rivers. This enables pilots to calculate exactly the time needed to complete certain flight sections and takeoff and landing procedures. The eRouteManual includes airport taxiway charts, approach and takeoff charts, and a seamless worldwide route chart. The Air Berlin Group is using the Lido eRouteManual as a Class 1 solution on notebooks.
"Our goal is to make flight operations throughout the Air Berlin Group more efficient, which is why we are gradually replacing our paper charts with the Lido eRouteManual in close coordination with the aviation authorities," explained Tim Haferl, Head of Flight Operations at Air Berlin.
One benefit of the Lido eRouteManual is that its charts can be updated more quickly and easily than paper charts, since updated charts no longer need to be printed out and distributed to each cockpit. The solution also optimizes cockpit processes. Cockpit crews can determine the level of detail presented by the charts. Depending on the chosen zoom step, information can be shown either in detail or reduced to key aspects. As a result, pilots always have all the necessary route information at their fingertips.
"We are proud that our long-time Lido OC customers in the Air Berlin Group have decided to use further products from our Lido FlightOps suite. This highlights the high quality of our navigation charts and the value we offer by seamlessly integrating our solutions. This is ensured by basing all our innovative products on the Lido navigation database," said Marc Szepan, Senior Vice President Airline Operations Solutions at Lufthansa Systems.