Lufthansa Systems today announced that Air Transat has opted for its Lido/mPilot mobile navigation solution and will also use the precise navigation data from the Lido/FMS database. The two companies have signed a seven-year contract for these solutions.
“Using the Lido/mPilot navigation app is an important step for us in moving toward a paperless cockpit. The app’s functions and intuitive operation excited us,” said Sylvain Aubin, Vice-President of Flight operations at Air Transat. “We place great value in innovative IT solutions and are looking for a provider who can offer comprehensive support. Lufthansa Systems won us over with their quality and service.”
Lido/mPilot is a mobile navigation solution which supports pilots before, during and after a flight. Around 60 airlines have already opted for Lido/mPilot since the app was launched in early 2015. The modular app combines functions like airport maps, a dynamically generated enroute chart, and a document management and distribution system that enables pilots to access documents and messages both at home and on the move. A status overview with intuitive icons guarantees a clear flow of information. Pilots receive important updates via push notifications.
The relevant navigation data in Lido/mPilot are based on the Lufthansa Systems Lido/FMS database, which will also be available to the airline on board for its flight management systems. The high-quality data are individually tailored to an airline’s aircraft types, cockpit systems and route network – thus ensuring the best autopilot support. The database contains all important route information such as altitude data, airways and airport data. The navigation data, which are based on global aeronautical information, are updated every 28 days according to the AIRAC cycle. More than 200 airlines around the world rely on the certified navigation data from Lido/FMS.
“We won over the customer with the quality of our Lido/FMS data and, above all, the intuitive operation of the Lido/mPilot app and our outstanding customer service,” said Michael Schmidtborn, Vice President Sales & Services North America at Lufthansa Systems. “We are delighted to have Air Transat as a new customer in North America. This agreement also highlights the growing importance of mobile solutions in the airline industry.”
Caption (copyright Lufthansa Systems): The Lido/mPilot iPad app supports pilots before, during and after a flight.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. Over 300 airlines worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs more than 2,500 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in June 2015.
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