Lufthansa Systems today announced that the new Laotian airline Lao Central Airlines has opted to use the Lido/FMS database and the Lido/RouteManual navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems. The two companies have signed a five-year contract for these solutions. Lao Central Airlines began flight operations at the end of April.
Lido/FMS gives the airline access to high-quality, up-to-date data tailored to its particular aircraft type, cockpit systems and route network. The FMS database is used directly by the Flight Management Computer Guidance System (FMCGS), which handles the complex task of controlling the autopilot in the cockpit.
In addition to Lido/FMS, Lao Central Airlines will be using the Lido/RouteManual navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems. These clearly structured and easy-to-read charts give pilots all of the important information they need at a glance. The navigation charts are generated directly from the Lido navigation database, a central source of worldwide aeronautical and topographical data. The charts display true-to-scale geographic information such as terrain features and rivers. They also include airport taxiway charts, approach and take-off charts, and a seamless worldwide route chart.
“We look forward to a successful relationship with Lufthansa Systems,” said Savanhphone Phongsavanh, CEO at Lao Central Airlines. “We were impressed by the quality of the FMS data and the first-class, user-friendly navigation charts. Our pilots are perfectly equipped with these two products, and both our airline and, ultimately, our passengers will benefit from efficient processes.”
“Lao Central Airlines is a new customer with great growth potential. Our cooperation with the airline also represents our first step into a new market which will expand our position in the Asia/Pacific region,” said Olivier Krüger, SVP Regional Management Asia/Pacific at Lufthansa Systems. “Lido/FMS and Lido/RouteManual are two tried and tested products that will play a key role in the flight operations of Lao Central Airlines and contribute to the airline’s long-term success.”
Lao Central Airlines is based in Vientiane. With a fleet of two Boeing 737 aircraft, the airline links the Laotian capital with the cities of Pakse and Luang Prabang as well as Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Siam Reap (Cambodia).
Source: Lufthansa Systems AG
Date: Jun 5, 2012