Turbulence Aware (Emirates photo)
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Emirates joins IATA’s Turbulence Aware Platform. First airline to integrate flight data for real time accuracy with Lido mPilot from Lufthansa Systems

Emirates has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Turbulence Aware Platform. It is also the first airline to integrate the IATA platform within the latest version of Lido mPilot, the mobile navigation solution from Lufthansa Systems.

Turbulence Aware (Emirates photo)
Turbulence Aware Emirates photo

These platforms offer a wealth of data with new technologies that make up-to-the-minute and highly accurate turbulence information and forecasts to equip pilots with the means to plot the best paths around affected areas for enhanced safety, efficient navigation and optimisation of flight paths.

The airline has equipped over 140 aircraft with the IATA Turbulence Aware Platform onboard software to automatically share turbulence reports with all airlines contributing data to the platform.

“Actively participating in IATA’s Turbulence Aware platform and equipping our pilots with a complement of the latest industry technologies such as the mobile navigation solution Lido mPilot from Lufthansa Systems are part of our commitment to ensure operational safety, efficiency, and customer comfort on every flight. We’re also proud to contribute data around turbulence through our Middle East network and extensive links across Africa, Asia, Australia, and other regions. It will help build sophisticated industry knowledge to effectively manage turbulence and evolving weather patterns with even more precision. This is only the beginning, and we are progressing with plans to integrate more cutting-edge technologies to elevate the flying experience even further, so our customers can enjoy smoother journeys.”

Captain Hassan Alhammadi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Flight Operations Emirates Airline

IATA’s Turbulence Aware is a global, real-time detailed and objective information resource for pilots and aviation professionals to manage and mitigate the impact of turbulence on operations. Turbulence is the main cause of passenger and crew injuries and leads to higher fuel usage. The platform pools anonymized turbulence data from thousands of flights operated around the world. The information generated from this data enables pilots and dispatchers to choose optimal flight paths, avoiding turbulence and flying at peak levels and altitudes to maximize fuel efficiency, ultimately reducing carbon emissions. Till date, Turbulence Aware ensured a safer flight for over 700 million passengers, a number that will continue to rise as new airlines join the program.

Lido mPilot is an all-in-one mobile navigational charting application from Lufthansa Systems and has been configured based on Emirates’ specific operational requirements. Lido mPilot provides pilots with easy access to terminal charts, a dynamically generated enroute map, and an Airport Moving Map (AMM).  Its data-driven, interactive maps, and the latest weather features relevant to each flight being operated ensure enhanced situational awareness and the most pertinent information for pilots.

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