Published on : Thursday, August 28, 2014
The airline has opted for the paper Lido/RouteManual navigation charts after which they will migrate entirely to the electronic Lido/iRouteManual and Lido/Enroute iPad apps.
This means Iberia will in the near future be flying with a paperless cockpit, subject to approval by the Spanish regulatory authorities.
The state-of-the-art IT solution will enable Iberia to benefit from efficient route planning,
cost reductions and fuel savings. Lido/iRouteManual includes electronic navigation charts
for take-off and landing procedures as well as airport and route charts.
The charts are
based directly on the Lido navigation database and contain all important route information
including altitude and airport data. They display true-to-scale geographic information such
as terrain features and rivers. The navigation charts’ clear color-coding and elfexplanatory
symbols support visual thinking.
Layout, colors and symbols are identical in the charts’ paper and electronic versions,
making it easier for pilots to migrate to Lido/eRouteManual.
The Lido/Routemanaul and
Lido/iRouteManual app are highly user-friendly and intuitive to use and operate. In
addition, pilots can determine the desired level of detail on the charts themselves, so they
always have all relevant information at a glance.
The electronic navigation charts will also offer the airline faster updates and more flexible
The latest briefing charts can now be downloaded to the pilots’ iPads
instead of having to be printed out and distributed to each cockpit.
The paperless version is
also lighter, saves fuel and is more ecological.
Furthermore, Lido/Enroute enables Iberia to provide its pilots with a worldwide, fully dynamic and interactive enroute chart for all its flights on iPads.
Lido/Enroute allows easy look-up of all relevant information airline pilots need for safe flight operations, such as communication frequencies or route-specific alerts.
“More than 50% of all commercial flights within Europe are now operated with flight deck
solutions from Lufthansa Systems.
The iPad app is an important step in the direction of
paperless flight,” said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at
“We are delighted to count Iberia among our Lido/iRouteManual
Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier, is based in Madrid. With a fleet of 130 aircraft, including the
planes of its franchise partner Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, the airline serves more than 100 destinations worldwide and is the market leader for connections between Europe and Latin America.
Iberia is a member of the oneworld alliance and part of the International Airlines Group (IAG).