• Airline IT specialist sponsors industry event and unveils new additions to its portfolio

Raunheim, Germany | May 23, 2016– Lufthansa Systems today announced that it will be presenting selected solutions from its Operations Solutions division at the EFB Users Forum in Munich this week. One highlight is the new Tracks module for the Lido/eRouteManual electronic navigation charts. Lufthansa Systems is not only an exhibitor this time, it is also the main sponsor of this important industry event, which will be attended by around 300 sector representatives from May 24 to 26.

Lido/eRouteManual provides electronic navigation charts for all phases of a flight. The new Tracks module visualizes historical trajectories for the next planned route in Lido/eRouteManual. This means that along with the currently planned route, the solution displays which routes were actually flown in the past for the chosen leg. Lufthansa Systems has worked with Honeywell Aviaso to integrate data exchange between the Lido/eRouteManual and Honeywell Aviaso Fuel Efficiency software products. The Honeywell Aviaso Fuel Efficiency software collects the historical trajectory data, analyzes it and compiles a data packet for the routes to be flown which can then be displayed as a separate layer in Lido/eRouteManual. This gives pilots advance notice if there were directs – i.e. shortcuts – for the planned route in the past so they can actively request these from air traffic control (ATC) if desired. This can shorten the flight route, which saves time, fuel and, ultimately, money.

“The trend is towards dynamic data, and pilots expect their EFB systems to provide a lot of information in real time. By integrating trajectory data in Lido/eRouteManual, we can help pilots make tactical decisions which will save money for airlines,” said Igor Dimnik, Director Products at Lufthansa Systems. “Another important trend is flight deck connectivity, or connections between the EFB and avionics systems or the EFB and ground systems. This will also be a popular subject of discussion at the EFB Users Forum.”

Each year, around 570 million passengers fly on planes using navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems. Airlines around the world use Lido/Navigation solutions. In addition to the Lido/eRouteManual, Lido/mPilot and Lido/AMM navigation solutions, Lufthansa Systems will present its NetLine/Crew crew management solution, the NetLine/Load weight and balance tool, the leading Lido/Flight flight planning solution and the mCabin crew app in Munich. Lufthansa Systems is thus presenting itself as the only independent airline IT provider with a portfolio covering the entire spectrum of operations solutions for fleets of all types and sizes. “We have numerous partnerships with leading providers of avionics systems, so we can always meet our customers’ individual needs independently and optimally,” Dimnik said.

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