Ural Airlines signs up for Lufthansa Systems IT solutions

Russian carrier, Ural Airlines, has signed a long-term contract with Lufthansa Systems for several IT solutions.

Ural Airlines has opted for NetLine products for schedule management (NetLine/Sched), crew management (NetLine/Crew) and flight operations control (NetLine/Ops++). The carrier will also plan its flight operations with the Lido/Flight 4D flight planning solution.

“Although this is our first cooperation with Lufthansa Systems, we already have a long and good relationship with Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Consulting. We therefore have great confidence in the Lufthansa Group and we look forward to our new IT project,” said Sergei Skuratov, general director at Ural Airlines. “We believe that we can further optimize our flight operations with these NetLine and Lido products.”

The NetLine products are fully integrated, allowing close synchronization between scheduling and crew planning, as well as flight operations and crew tracking. Lufthansa Technik said that using the NetLine products will enable Ural Airlines to schedule flights more precisely, deploy crews more efficiently and respond quicker to irregularities and so improve on-time performance and lower costs.

Lido/Flight 4D calculates the most suitable route for each flight based on all flight-related data, weather conditions and the current airspace situation including any restrictions, enabling the airline to optimise route planning in terms of flying time, costs and fuel consumption.

“We are very happy to welcome Ural Airlines as our new customer. After implementing the new IT solutions, Ural Airlines will benefit from greater efficiency and lower costs,” said Genaro Zarazua, VP sales EMEA. “With the different solutions in use, they will also benefit from the integration between Lido/Flight 4D and the NetLine suite so that everyone involved in flight operations has the same information at hand.”

Ural Airlines operates 43 aircraft in the Airbus families (23 A320, 13 A321 and 7 A319) and has a network of flights with more than 250 destinations.

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