Malaysia Airlines Chooses Navigation Charts from Lufthansa Systems

Latest customer in Asia/Pacific to opt for the Lido FlightOps portfolio (Kelsterbach, September 2, 2009) -- Malaysia Airlines will begin flying with navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems at the end of August this year. Malaysia's national carrier recently signed a five-year agreement for the use of the Lido RouteManual. The airline will introduce the electronic version of the charts, Lido eRouteManual, at a later date. The airline will receive around one million charts in its first delivery. Dato' Captain Ahmad Zuraidi Dahalan, Senior General Manager Flight Operations at Malaysia Airlines, explained the reasons for the airline's decision, saying: "We were impressed by the clear structure and layout of the Lido RouteManual charts, which will make navigation easier for our pilots. Furthermore, migrating to the electronic version of the charts later on will enable us to move forward to a paperless cockpit." The Lido RouteManual includes precise charts for every phase of a flight, from push-back to landing. Pilots can quickly find their way around the charts thanks to the true-to-scale topographical data, which is especially helpful in key phases like take-off and landing. The Lido RouteManual makes it easier for airlines to subsequently migrate to the electronic Lido eRouteManual solution since the organization and structure of the paper charts are identical to those of the electronic charts. Norbert Muller, Senior Vice President Sales Asia/Pacific at Lufthansa Systems, said: "Malaysia Airlines is the latest leading carrier in the region to opt for our flight operations solutions, which shows that airlines consider Lufthansa Systems an innovative and reliable partner. We will continue to strengthen this fruitful relationship by enhancing our products and focusing on the customer."
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Source: Lufthansa Systems AG
Date: Sep 2, 2009