Enables pilots to calculate the exact time for takeoff and landing procedures
Lufthansa Systems, an IT services provider for the airline and aviation sector, has expanded its co-operation with the Air Berlin Group. Following a three-month implementation phase, the airlines in the Air Berlin Group are using 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 worldwide route chart. The Air Berlin Group is using the Lido eRouteManual as a Class 1 solution on notebooks.
The benefit of 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.
Tim Haferl, head of flight operations at Air Berlin, said: 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.