Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Cathay Pacific Upgrades Boeing 747-8 Fleet
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is upgrading the flight deck systems on its fleet of Boeing 747-8s with the Lufthansa Systems' Airport Mapping Database (AMDB).
According to Lufthansa Systems, the AMDB will provide the necessary airport data to run the Onboard Airport Navigation System (OANS) for the 747-8 fleet. Integrating the AMDB with an airport moving map application supports taxi operations for cockpit crews.
Oliver Kruger, senior vice president of regional management at Lufthansa Systems, calls Cathay Pacific a "pioneer" in the Asia Pacific region for its navigation systems enhancement.
"With Lufthansa Systems’ Lido/AMDB, we receive precise, up-to-date airport maps that are important to smooth flight operations. This increases the safety of flights while offering our pilots the benefits of an integrated system,” said Mark Hoey, general manager of operations at Cathay Pacific.