Posted on: 19 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa Systems’ Lido/eRouteManual navigation application has been integrated with Teledyne’s GroundLink Comm+ system with AID functionality (GroundLink AID+), allowing pilots to make better informed decisions.
The project allows ground charts, departure charts, en-route maps, arrival charts and airport facility charts to be integrated with the aircraft’s existing onboard data systems and aims to improve operational efficiency both on the ground and in the air.
Igor Dimnik, director of products Lido/Navigation, Lufthansa Systems, explained, “As a stand-alone product, our Lido/eRouteManual navigation gives pilots all of the navigation information they need at a glance. The real benefit, however, comes from connecting our Lido/eRouteManual with other data sources; the more connected we can make it, the more intelligent it becomes, and this is now possible
thanks to our work with Teledyne Controls.
“Typically in such collaborations there would be many cycles of product development and long periods of testing,” Dimnik continued. “In this case, however, from initial thought to implementation was a matter of days. The integration was not only quick and easy, it was also achieved at a mere fraction of the cost than might ordinarily have been expected.”
Murray Skelton, Teledyne Controls’ director of business development, added, “It not only protects their legacy investment but it also enables them to make even more of it. It means that every future customer with the GroundLink Comm+ system installed can gain instant benefit.”