Lufthansa Targets Operational Efficiency With New EFB Tool
Carrier to Explore Cost Savings Potential of On-Board Flight Profile
Optimization With Software by Specialist Provider PACE
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- Lufthansa is the
launch customer for a new EFB tool which will help pilots actively
manage the operational efficiency of their flights. The software will
use live aircraft and weather data to determine in real time the most
cost-efficient flight trajectory for the remaining route to
destination. Making full use of the EFB's computational power and of
high-fidelity performance data, the software is set to achieve
significantly more accurate results than current on-board technology.
With the most cost-efficient, or ECON, trajectory as a reference, the
software is able to pinpoint the available cost savings potential for
every instant of the flight and display it to pilots in easy-to-read
charts, giving concise information about fuel burn, overall cost and
delay; the latter provides additional support for managing on-time
The Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is currently being developed by
Berlin-based software provider PACE, who specializes in operational
efficiency management solutions for airlines. In fact, the present
collaboration with Lufthansa follows the successful implementation of
a similar project with the carrier's regional subsidiary Lufthansa
A first prototype of the software is planned for late 2013;
initially, it will be deployed on Class 2 EFBs on the carrier's
intercontinental fleet for a large-scale evaluation, to become part
of the standard installation if the savings projected in a
preliminary study are realized.
"In Lufthansa, we have found the perfect launch customer for the
Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer," says Dr. Oliver Kranz, PACE
Managing Partner and head of the company's airline division.
"Lufthansa is a recognized innovation leader, and we are very
fortunate to be able to draw on their vast operational know-how in
the development of our software."
NOTE TO EDITORS
About PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology GmbH
PACE, with offices in Germany and the US, develops and distributes
intelligent software solutions for aircraft and engine manufacturers,
airlines, MRO providers and leasing companies supporting the entire
life-cycle of the aircraft, from marketing and design to
customization and flight operations.
Major areas of application are conceptual aircraft and aircraft
systems design, cabin configuration, performance analysis and the
management of fuel and operational efficiency in flight operations.
Customers include Airbus, Air Berlin, ASDL, Boeing, Bombardier,
COMAC, Embraer, Emirates, Etihad, Eurocopter, Eurowings, GE Aviation,
Irkut, Lufthansa CityLine, MDA, Rolls-Royce, Superjet International,
Sukhoi and Swiss International Air Lines.
More information about PACE is available online at www.pace.de.
Aerospace Engineering &
Information Technology GmbH
+ 49 30 293 62 412
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