Teledyne and Lufthansa Systems show the way in intelligent navigation on the ground and in the air.
El Segundo, CA - May 2016
- Connecting innovative navigation App with onboard data to facilitate better
- Solution makes maximum use of Aircraft Interface Device (AID) capable systems already installed
El Segundo, CA - May 2016 - Teledyne Controls and Lufthansa Systems are
collaborating on a project to integrate the latter's Lido/eRouteManual
navigation application with Teledyne's GroundLink® Comm+ system with AID functionality (GroundLink® AID+) to bring more
information more usefully into the cockpit.
The project, driven by customer demand, allows ground charts, departure charts,
en-route maps, arrival charts and airport facility charts to be quickly and
easily integrated with the aircraft's existing onboard data systems to enable
the pilot to make better informed decisions to improve operational efficiency
both on the ground and in the air.
Situational awareness, whether at an airport or inflight, is of course critical; being able
to combine that information with other essential flight data brings a further
level of control, according to Lufthansa Systems Director Products
Lido/Navigation, Igor Dimnik:
"As a stand-alone product, our Lido/eRouteManual navigation gives pilots all of
the navigation information they need at a glance," he explains.
"The real benefit, however, comes from connecting Lido/eRouteManual with other
data sources; the more connected we can make it, the more intelligent it
becomes, and this is now possible thanks to our work with Teledyne Controls."
Mr. Dimnik says that the integration process has been very easy: "Typically in such
collaborations there would be many cycles of product development and long
periods of testing," he continues. "In this case, however, from initial thought
to implementation was a matter of days. The integration was not only quick and
easy, it was also achieved at a mere fraction of the cost than might ordinarily
have been expected."
Murray Skelton, Director of Business Development at Teledyne Controls, says that
with more than 8,300 GroundLink® units already flying, it is an easy transition
for those with the technology already installed: "It not only protects their
legacy investment but it also enables them to make even more of it," he
explains. "It means that every future customer with the GroundLink® Comm+ system
installed can gain instant benefit.
About Teledyne Controls
Headquartered in Southern California, Teledyne Controls LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, analyze and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers. Additional information about Teledyne Controls can be found at http://www.teledynecontrols.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides sophisticated electronic subsystems and instrumentation, including aerospace and defense electronics, digital imaging products and software, monitoring instrumentation for marine and environmental applications, harsh environment interconnect products, and subsystems for satellite communications, as well as engineered systems for defense, space, environmental and nuclear applications. Our customers include industrial manufacturers and energy, infrastructure and natural resources companies, as well as government agencies, airlines and aerospace contractors. Teledyne Technologies' operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western and Northern Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at http://www.teledyne.com.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on
long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes
and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT
services for the global aviation industry. Over 300 airlines worldwide rely on
the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers
innovative IT products and services which provide added value for its customers
in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits.
Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has
offices in 16 other countries.