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Air Berlin using Lufthansa Systems electronic navigation charts

12th February 2009 - 11:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Following a three-month implementation phase, the airlines in the Air Berlin Group are now flying with Lufthansa Systems' Lido eRouteManual electronic navigation charts. The five-year contract also covers the use of the FMS database from the supplier.

The route charts 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 seamless worldwide route chart. The Air Berlin Group is using the Lido eRouteManual as a Class 1 solution on notebooks.

“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,” explained Tim Haferl, head of flight operations at Air Berlin.

Lufthansa Systems says that one benefit of the 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. eRouteManual also optimises cockpit processes, as crews can determine the level of detail presented by the charts. Depending on the chosen zoom step, information can be shown either in detail or reduced to key aspects. As a result, pilots always have all the necessary route information at their fingertips.

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