Lufthansa Passage Flies with Electronic Flight Bag from Lufthansa Systems


– Latest technology simplifies cockpit processes and lowers costs

Kelsterbach, Germany | December 11, 2012– Lufthansa Systems today announced that Lufthansa Passage pilots will be using a more advanced version of its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) in the cockpit in the future. This solution from Lufthansa Systems will give the pilots continual access to updated electronic navigation charts, technical log books and operating manuals. The EFB reduces the amount of paper on board and saves weight while also cutting printing and logistics costs and protecting the environment. The nearly paperless cockpit is therefore an important step towards efficient, environmentally conscious flight operations.

Lufthansa will continue to use the EFB as a so-called Class 2 solution. “The decision for the further development of the EFB with Lufthansa Systems is a great sign of confidence and a credit to our development work in the field of Flight Deck Solutions,” said Claus Rohde, SVP Key Account Management Lufthansa Passage at Lufthansa Systems. “Together, we will provide Lufthansa pilots with an innovative tool which enables them to access up-to-date information even more quickly and flexibly.”

In addition to the electronic navigation charts of the Lido/eRouteManual, the EFB for Lufthansa encompasses an electronic briefing packet known as the Electronic Flight Folder that contains all data required for flight operations, as well as a document management system. This complex software also handles connections between applications on board and on the ground, automatic updates and data synchronization. It optimizes the information process in the cockpit, easing the crew’s work load and improving flight safety. Furthermore, the solution reduces logistics and other costs and helps conserve the environment by eliminating the need to print and regularly distribute the paper charts.

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