Etihad Airways has signed a deal with aviation
IT specialist Lufthansa Systems, which will see the airline use
the industry-leading flight planning solution Lido/Flight.
The contract with Lufthansa Systems, which also includes a
number of Lido/Flight add-ons and benefits, will see the Abu
Dhabi-based airline optimise its operations by significantly
reducing its fuel costs and emissions, whilst also benefiting from
more efficient flight planning processes.
Drawing on its own powerful database,
Lido/Flight uses a number of parameters to calculate the
optimal route for each flight, which can lead to cost
savings of up to 5%.
Richard Hill, Etihad Airways’ chief
operations officer, said, “As we continue
to grow our network, the Lido/Flight system will help us achieve
significant cost savings as well as enhance the airline’s
operational flexibility. This is a powerful solution which is
capable of much more than just providing route planning and
monitoring of flights. With valuable functions running in the
background, we will be able to operate our flights using the best
possible routings and with minimum emissions.”
contract with Lufthansa Systems includes a number of additional
add-ons to Lido/Flight, including Traffic Flow Restrictions (TFR),
Inflight Monitor (IFM) and FreeFlight.
fuel savings by factoring in the impact of temporarily restricted
airways, while the IFM system provides updates on airspace
restrictions, airport data and weather and automatically suggests
alternative routes to the dispatcher if necessary.
FreeFlight is an innovative system which allows airlines to
take advantage of the emerging new correspondent concept, which
improves capacity and efficiency in air traffic management.
Etihad already uses the NetLine/Plan
and NetLine/Sched solutions for planning and scheduling, as well
as managed WAN (Wide Area Network) services from Lufthansa
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