Fujitsu Siemens goes, up, up and away with Lufthansa

Fujitsu Siemens has secured a €6.5 million Euro deal with Lufthansa to supply 3500 notebooks to the airline's fleet. The notebooks will be used to accelerate several pre-flight checks.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  August 5, 2001

In the not to distant future, just about every Lufthansa flight that sets down in the Middle East will have a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook in the cockpit. The hardware vendor has secured a €6.5 million Euro deal to supply the airline with 3500 Lifebook notebooks in the coming months.

The machines will be used for efficient calculation of the propulsive force before take off and for provision of electronic library, flight preparation and training modules.

“After an extensive evaluation process, Fujitsu Siemens Computers offered us the most convincing product and global service concept,” said Rolf Mueller, project manager and aircraft captain of Lufthansa.

Currently pre-flight calculations are conducted by hand using bulky flight manuals and lists. The new system contains current information of all Lufthansa aircrafts, airports and weather conditions, available in every cockpit around the globe.

Computer based trainings and airport instruction lessons are also available on the system. Update terminals on the airport allow simply refreshing of the mobile database.

“Our vision is to enable the user to access their applications whenever they want, wherever they want, from the device of their choice,” said Rami Raulas, Vice President, Mobile Business of Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

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