Posted on: 30 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa Technik has developed a mobile version of its niceview 3D moving map which will allow passengers track their flight live on iOS or Android tablets and smartphones using in-flight Wi-Fi.
niceview Mobile, which can be offered as part of most in-flight entertainment systems, uses real satellite imagery which allows passengers to select from a variety of customisable perspectives including information on altitude, speed and travel time.
“Until now, this level of directly experiencing one's own flight was only available in the cabins of VIP aircraft in certain specially equipped seats,” averred Andreas Pfister, lead project manager for the original equipment innovation division at Lufthansa Technik. “Now passengers can take the fascination of flying into their own hands. Time after time, it is a very special feeling, even for us developers.”