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Germanwings reduces fuel costs with IT from Lufthansa Systems

4th June 2009 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lufthansa Systems today announced that Germanwings recently signed a five-year agreement for the use of the market-leading Lido Operations Center (Lido OC) flight planning solution.

Lido OC from Lufthansa Systems uses a number of parameters to calculate the optimal route for each flight, which leads to fuel savings of up to five percent.

"Reducing operating costs is more important than ever in the current economic climate. Lido OC supports our operational flight planning and calculates optimal routes to significantly cut flying time, fuel consumption and flight costs,” explained Michael Knitter, Flight Operations Manager at Germanwings.

“Thanks to its high level of automation, the system also makes our dispatch processes more efficient.”

Lido OC is used to plan around 40 percent of all flights operated by European airlines. The system uses its own aeronautical database to calculate the best route for each flight.

It takes all relevant information into account, including weather data and current aeronautical restrictions. Lido OC additionally generates clear and reliable briefing documents for every flight. Germanwings will also use the Lido Briefing module so that its crews can access briefing materials over the Internet.

“We are very happy that Germanwings has decided to expand its close cooperation with us and take advantage of our flight planning expertise. Lido OC is a good example of our modern IT solutions which lead to direct cost reductions for airlines,” said Stefan Auerbach, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA at Lufthansa Systems.

Germanwings has been a Lufthansa Systems customer since 2002 and already uses a number of solutions from the IT provider. For example, the airline flies with the Lido RouteManual navigation charts and FMS data from Lufthansa Systems, and it also optimizes its crew management with NetLine/Crew and controls its flight operations with NetLine/Ops.

The integrated use of these IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems enables Germanwings to benefit from systems which are perfectly in tune with one another.

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