WestJet optimises flight operations with Lufthansa Systems navigation charts
Lufthansa Systems has announced that WestJet has successfully migrated to using Lido RouteManual navigation charts.
The Canadian airline serves 51 destinations in North America, the Caribbean and Mexico. With Lido RouteManual, WestJet’s pilots benefit from the high quality, clear colour coding and design of the true-to-scale charts.
With the introduction of the Lido RouteManual, WestJet has migrated from so-called pilot manuals to ship manuals. This makes work significantly easier for pilots since the manuals are kept in the aircraft and pilots no longer have to carry their own manuals.
The Lido RouteManual contains take-off and landing procedures, airport and en-route charts. These charts are generated directly from the Lido navigation database, which includes worldwide aeronautical information and topographical data.
Lufthansa Systems has for the first time integrated RNP (Required Navigation Performance) procedures into the navigation charts for WestJet. RNP is independent of ground-based navigation aids and utilises Global Positioning System satellites to allow aircraft to fly direct, precision approaches to airports.
This in turn shortens flight time and miles flown, reducing fuel burn and emissions. The airline is the first carrier in Canada to adopt this technology.
"I am proud that WestJet has opted for our Lido RouteManual. This sales success underscores our position in the North American market, which we have expanded continually during the last [few] years," said Klaus Bernhardt, Senior Vice President Sales Americas at Lufthansa Systems.