Focus on New EFB Solutions for Tablets

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  • 2015 EFB Forum: Lufthansa Systems presents new Lido/mPilot iPad app

Kelsterbach | June 3, 2015– Lufthansa Systems today announced that it will present its new Lido/mPilot app as well as the latest features of its Lido/eRouteManual navigation solution and Lido/AMM airport moving map at this year’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum, which takes place in Denver from June 2-4, 2015.

Lido/mPilot is an iPad-based, all-in-one navigation solution from Lufthansa Systems. It includes terminal maps, a dynamically generated, seamless enroute chart and a system for managing and distributing documents. The modular app also offers a variety of additional features that improve flight deck workflow efficiency. In Denver, Lufthansa Systems and UTC Aerospace Systems will present an iOS-based prototype which integrates UTC Aerospace Systems’ new Tablet Interface Module TIM™ hardware into the Lido/mPilot application. This integration makes it possible to connect iPads via Bluetooth (or cable) so that pilots can quickly and easily exchange documents and information.

“The trend shows that airlines are increasingly using tablets in an EFB environment. Here in Denver we are presenting the corresponding applications and features – both for iPads and for Windows-based tablets,” said Igor Dimnik, Head of Product Management Flight Deck Solutions. “As connectivity in the cockpit will play an ever greater role in the future, exchanging information and integrating the relevant data – such as weather information – will happen even faster.”

The Windows-based Lido/eRouteManual navigation solution, which was originally developed for permanently installed devices, has also been optimized for tablet use by the airline IT specialist. Microsoft and Lufthansa Systems are closely cooperating in this context. The two companies are strategically aligned in regards to the further development of the Lido/eRouteManual charting application and its usability on Windows tablets. One focal point here is the future integration of the Windows 10 platform capabilities. Lido/eRouteManual provides electronic navigation charts for takeoff and landing procedures as well as airport and route charts that contain all relevant route information.

In addition to the product presentations at the Lufthansa Systems stand (number 7), experts from Lufthansa Systems will give a talk on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, about a new feature for displaying previously flown routes on navigation charts. This should give pilots a decision-making basis for optimal flight preparation.

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

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