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Meridiana-Eurofly to optimise flight operations with IT from Lufthansa Systems

26th March 2009 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Meridiana Group has selected a comprehensive package of aeronautical IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems.

The second largest Italian airline group will use Lido RouteManual navigation charts, the Lido FMS navigational database and the Lido OC flight planning solution for Meridiana and Eurofly.

Since all selected IT solutions are based on the same aeronautical database, the Meridiana Group will benefit from a high degree of integration and more efficient flight operations processes. Both companies signed a five-year contract to this effect which also includes hosting services for Lido OC.

“Our decision was supported by the fact, that Eurofly has been optimising its flight operations with the IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems since 2005 and is very satisfied with the systems and services.” explained Dino Zuin, CIO of Meridiana Group.

“We are proud that the high quality of our products and services convinced also Meridiana to opt for the integrated use of the Lido solutions. With this decision from the Meridiana Group, Lufthansa Systems becomes the leading provider for airline operations solutions in the Italian market.

Alitalia, Air One, WindJet, Volare and Mistral Air have been optimising their flight operations with our IT solutions for many years,” said Stefan Auerbach, senior vice-president sales EMEA/Central at Lufthansa Systems.

Lido OC uses a large number of parameters to automatically calculate optimal flight routes. By optimising flight planning, Lido OC reduces fuel consumption and delivers significant cost savings. Lufthansa Systems will host the system in its own data center and ensure safe and reliable data transfer to Meridiana’s and Eurofly’s headquarters in Olbia and Milan.

Lido RouteManual navigation charts include graphical representations of take-off and landing procedures as well as true-to-scale geographic information such as terrain features and rivers.

All relevant information is colour-coded, enabling pilots to see them at a glance. The navigation charts are generated directly from the Lido navigation database, which contains amongst others worldwide aeronautical information and topographical data.

The Lido navigation database is also the basis for Lufthansa Systems’ FMS data which include all important route information including altitude and airport data for optimising routes and supporting autopilots on board modern aircraft. They are updated and organised monthly and can be customised to specific routes and for use in any type of aircraft.

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