Lufthansa Systems today announced that the Ukrainian start-up carrier Air Onix, which began flight operations at the end of April 2012, has been using navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems right from the start. The two companies have signed a five-year agreement for Lido/RouteManual and the electronic version for tablet PCs, Lido/iRouteManual. The airlines’ pilots using the navigation charts benefit from the charts’ clear structure and easy legibility and from the advantages offered by paperless navigation.
“Top-quality, user-friendly navigation charts are especially important to a young airline like Air Onix, which is why we have opted for Lido/RouteManual from Lufthansa Systems,” said Mr. Igor Mielnik, General Director of Air Onix. “Their clear structure and layout enable our pilots to see all relevant information at a glance. Lido/iRouteManual perfectly complements the paper-based navigation charts, so that we can easily migrate from paper charts to electronic charts on our tablet computers.”
The Lufthansa Systems navigation charts are generated directly from the company’s Lido navigation database, which is a central source for 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. Lufthansa Systems offers Lido/iRouteManual as an enhancement to Lido/RouteManual. The tablet charts are structured exactly like the paper charts but offer pilots additional options.
“We are very pleased that we were able to convince a new airline like Air Onix with one of our high-quality products. Our portfolio offers a wide range of IT solutions that cover all of an airline’s business processes, something which is particularly important to start-up carriers. We look forward to a successful partnership with Air Onix,” said Marco Cesa, SVP Regional Management Europe at Lufthansa Systems.
The IT company was recently recognized as an official provider of aeronautical products by the Ukrainian aviation authorities. With its fleet of three Boeing 737 aircraft, Air Onix connects Simferopol, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, with large regional centers in Ukraine and neighboring countries.