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Press Release: IATA opts for Lido Sky Data from Lufthansa Systems

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueLufthansa Systems announced that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has opted to include Lido Sky Data in the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) platform, including the Flight Data eXchange and Incident Data eXchange safety databases.

Lido Sky Data includes worldwide standardized navigation information for over 35,000 aerodromes worldwide, including airports, heliports, runways, waypoints, navaids, airways and flight procedures. The data is updated according to the AIRAC cycle and is in line with ARINC 424 and various other industry standards, such as the RTCA DO-200 and DO-201.

IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing more than 290 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. It supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

“We are excited to have chosen the Lido Sky Data Solution from Lufthansa Systems”, said Olena Vasylchenko, IATA’s Operations, Safety and Security Director Business Systems and Performance. “This selection is based on the depth and granularity of the aeronautical information that is available through the Lido solution. These data will form a core reference dataset for our aggregated data sharing programs, which are industry driven and geared towards safety and operational benefits of our members.”

Lufthansa Systems is very happy that such an important organization as IATA has chosen to include Lido Sky Data in its GADM platform. It represents another great use case of Lido Sky Data which is already widely used in a large amount of applications within the aviation industry”, said Michael Sauter, Senior Product Owner Lido Data Solutions at Lufthansa Systems.

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About IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 members from 120 nations in every part of the globe. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry. IATA was founded in Havana, Cuba, on 19 April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services – for the benefit of the world’s consumers. The international scheduled air transport industry is more than 100 times larger than it was in 1945. Few industries can match the dynamism of that growth, which would have been much less spectacular without the standards, practices and procedures developed within IATA.

About Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider determined to shape the future of digital aviation. It draws its unique strengths from its ability to combine profound industry know-how with forward-looking technological expertise and has lived by its slogan “We’re into IT” for more than 25 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the company offers its more than 350 customers an extensive range of successful IT products and services for the aviation industry, many of which are market leaders. Lufthansa Systems’ pioneering portfolio covers all of an airline’s business processes – in the flight deck, in the cabin and on the ground. As a tech company and airline IT provider, Lufthansa Systems is committed to identifying its own environmental footprint and improving that of its airline customers across the globe. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems employs around 2,400 people at its locations in 16 countries.

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