2015-01-06 ABC paperless cockpit with IT from Lufthansa

Pilots to use digital navigation charts and briefing documents on iPads

Kelsterbach – AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has commenced using Lufthansa Systems' Lido/iRouteManual, Lido/Enroute and Lido/DocView IT solutions aimed at simplifying cockpit processes. The new IT solutions will ease the workload of ABC pilots by providing fast access to continually updated documents and data and reduce the airline's operational costs at the same time. The new technology will be saving ABC a significant amount per year. The airline plans to fully switch to the electronic cockpit by February 2015.

Lufthansa Systems-flight-deck-solutions Lido/iRouteManual and the associated apps are optimized for use on the Apple iPad. The navigation solution includes general maps, takeoff and landing charts, instrument flight rules (IFR) charts and depictions of airport runways. The crews can download the required charts to their iPads and use them for flight preparation whenever they want, in the briefing room, in a hotel or at home. The charts are generated directly from the Lido navigation database and are always up to date. With Lido/Enroute, ABC pilots can display the route on interactive charts on their iPad as well.

With the mobile Lido/DocView solution and web-based Lido/DVMS add-on, pilots have all the necessary documents and notifications from operations control at their fingertips. The user interface is accessed through an app and can be individually configured by the user.

About AirBridgeCargo Airlines

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is one of the world's fastest-growing air cargo carriers. It provides trans-regional services between the largest air cargo markets from Asia to Europe and the United States via its hub in Moscow. The airline operates modern fleet of 13 Boeing 747 freighters, including the six new generation 747-8F. The airline has established itself as a high-quality and reliable air cargo carrier with a team of international cargo specialists and individual approach to each customer.

About Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems provides consulting and IT services for selected industries and has a leading position in the global aviation industry. The wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group offers its customers the entire range of IT services, including consulting, development and implementation of industry solutions as well as operations. With its head office in Kelsterbach near Frankfurt, the company operates a global data center network. Lufthansa Systems has offices in Germany and 16 other countries and employs about 2,700 people. In business year 2013, Lufthansa Systems recorded revenues of EUR 640 million.

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