Navigation solution implemented for Ukrainian airline in just two weeks

Raunheim | August 1, 2018– Lufthansa Systems today announced that it has acquired Fan Air Ltd. as a new customer. The Ukrainian startup airline will use Lido/mPilot from Lufthansa Systems for the next five years. This navigation solution was implemented for the airline in the space of just two weeks after the contract was signed.

“A Ukrainian airline that we have a good relationship with is also using Lido/mPilot and recommended the product to us. We looked at the solution and were immediately impressed by the advantages it offers. Since the implementation, our pilots can access all the necessary navigation maps and documents on their iPads from anywhere, at any time,” said Yakovanko Oleksandr, Chief of Flight Safety Department at Fan Air Ltd.

Lido/mPilot is Lido/Navigation’s charting solution for the iPad. The application contains all important route information, such as altitude data, airways and airport data. The system can access relevant avionics data such as GPS information, speed and the aircraft’s target direction, thus enabling it to display position and orientation of the aircraft on the integrated Airport Moving Map (Lido/AMM).

The Lido charts are generated directly from the certified Lido/FMS navigation database and meet the highest standard of precision and quality. The charting standard was developed by navigation experts in collaboration with pilots, licensed dispatchers and IT specialists. The charts are to-scale and include terrain and topographical data. They also depict true-to-scale topographic information and contain standardized color coding. All these features help to increase pilots’ situation awareness.

“It normally takes around two months to implement Lido/mPilot. But due to special customer requirements, this had to go faster for Fan Air Ltd., so we implemented the solution in just two weeks,” said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems. “We are delighted that we can help this young airline digitally and efficiently control its navigation processes right from the start.”

Fan Air Ltd. was founded at the start of 2018 and is based at Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) in Ukraine. The airline operates scheduled flights from Kiev to Greece, as well as charter flights from the Ukraine to Turkey, Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria.

Satellite Graphics, 64% Increase in Video Quality, 200% More Storage

Flight Display Systems announced significant upgrades to our popular Flight Display Moving Map product, including a stunning new worldwide satellite image database and increased video quality. The Flight Display Moving Map remains priced at $6,890 (RS-232 version) and $8,594 (ARINC 429 version). Starting today, these upgrades are shipping with all new purchases of either model.
These free upgrades demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering the highest value to our customers,” said David Gray, President of Flight Display Systems.

Graphics from NASA’s “Blue Marble” satellite image database are included, giving the maps a rich, accurate true color representation of Earth and ocean depths. These high-quality images are stored on the new 8GB solid-state hard drive, which represents a 200% increase in storage space.
Video quality was further enhanced by upgrading to an XGA output (1024×768 pixels). The crisp graphics are a 64% improvement from the previous SVGA graphics (800×600 pixels). Flight Display Systems also enhanced the EMI and video filters to expand the hardware installation durability.
Three new in-flight information screens have also been added.

The World Clocks feature allows customers to select and display the local time from six cities around the world. The Dashboard Data Display lists pertinent flight information nearby a realistic aircraft icon. And a Relative City Locator screen shows nearby major cities relative to the aircraft location.

Call +1 (678) 867-6717 for ordering information. Existing FD200CPU-7 or FD200CPU-8 customers should contact their avionics dealer for information about upgrading to these new features.

Every day thousands of aircraft owners enjoy the great value and high quality of Flight Display Systems products. Established in 1999 and located in Alpharetta, Georgia, Flight Display Systems is the leader in developing retrofit cabin entertainment equipment. The company manufactures more than 50 aircraft entertainment products with FAA PMA approval. This includes affordable Moving Map displays, LCD monitors from 7- to 42-inches, wireless audio systems, DVD players, and flight view cameras.

Geneva, SWITZERLAND (May 11, 2009) – Rockwell Collins today announced the development of “Version 2” software for its Airshow® 4000 and Media Center three-dimensional (3D) moving map products. The new software will include more than 100 new features and enhancements that will bring an unprecedented amount of realism and capabilities to Rockwell Collins’ Airshow® 3D moving map product lines. “Version 2” maps on the Media Center will include additional details that take advantage of the product’s high-definition video output.

Key new highlights include:

  • A new global map package that provides major improvements in detail and coverage worldwide
  • Innovative new time and flight status displays
  • Realistic day and night views on all 3D maps
  • A new heads-up display designed to offer a pilot’s-eye view of the flight
  • A completely refreshed look-and-feel throughout all features

“With the latest enhancements to our Airshow system, we are bringing together an amazing suite of new and refreshed features that take advantage of powerful 3D graphics capabilities,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Information Management Systems for Rockwell Collins. “As pioneers in the delivery of 3D map solutions, we uniquely understand the issues and dynamics of providing both an innovative and reliable moving map experience for business aircraft. This enhancement leverages our 3D map expertise and insight into the distinct, customer-specific needs that make our Airshow system so popular.”

“Version 2” will become the new baseline software for Airshow 4000 and the Venue Media Center. Existing Airshow® 4000 customers will be able to upgrade to “Version 2” through a software update that requires no changes to hardware. More information about Rockwell Collins Airshow® 4000 Moving Map systems is available at:

The Media Center is an important feature of Rockwell Collins’ Venue high definition (HD) cabin management system. The device offers the latest entertainment and multimedia capabilities, seamlessly integrated and easily accessible. More information about Venue is available at:

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