Eurowings has migrated to Lufthansa Systems’ cloud delivery platform Global Aviation Cloud as it continues to drive the digitalisation of its flight operations.

A longstanding Lido Flight 4D customer, Eurowings becomes the first airline within the Lufthansa Group to use the new technology, which will enable it to optimise routes in a more flexible and reliable way.

“We are very pleased with the enormous increase in processing speed the migration has brought. At the same time, operations have always remained stable and reliable,” said Timo Rapp, Head of Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC) at Eurowings. “Even in these extremely difficult times due to the current pandemic, pushing this migration with high priority was worth the effort.”

In addition to the Lido product suite for flight planning and navigation, Lufthansa Systems has integrated its solutions for ground operations (NetLine), in-flight entertainment (BoardConnect) and finance management (SIRAX) into the Global Aviation Cloud. More than 16 products and applications from Lufthansa Systems are cloud-ready and over 50 customer environments have already been set up.

“The Global Aviation Cloud increases the flexibility, scalability and security of our applications,” said Dr. Thomas Wittmann, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “We work hand in glove with our customers from implementation to management, ensuring that we are continuously innovating and paving the way for a more digital and smarter future of airline operations.”

There are more than 7,500 commercial aircraft worldwide operating with Lido Flight 4D. After the preparations for the Global Aviation Cloud were concluded by the end of 2019, five Lido Flight 4D customers upgraded to the cloud service. Despite the challenging situation caused by the pandemic, Lufthansa Systems plans to implement the majority of service transitions by the end of the year.

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