Augsburg Airways Cuts Operational Costs with Pacelab CI OPS
07 Aug 2012
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BERLIN, 7 August 2012 – Lufthansa Regional partner Augsburg Airways has equipped flight crews of its Embraer 195 aircraft with Pacelab CI OPS, the cost index tool by Berlin-based software provider PACE. Calculating the most economical altitude and speed in any given circumstances, Pacelab CI OPS enables pilots to take direct control of the cost efficiency of their flights. The software not only takes into account current weather conditions, ATC updates and connecting flights but also the unique airline-specific cost structure.
Pacelab CI OPS is deployed on electronic flight bags (EFBs), the mobile computers which are standard equipment of all Augsburg Airways pilots. To ensure a smooth and efficient introduction of the software, PACE closely consulted with IT company aircore_systems, whose framework AS-FlightBag provides the EFB’s operating system. In addition to the application en route, Augsburg Airways also uses Pacelab CI OPS to generate variable speed schedules for CI-optimized flight plans.
Commenting on the introduction of the tool, Frank Joosten, Vice President Flight Operations at Augsburg Airways, said: “Reducing fuel expenses and increasing operational efficiency are important goals. With Pacelab CI OPS, our flight crews can make an active contribution to achieving them.”
The Pacelab CI OPS software was developed in close cooperation with Augsburg’s partner airline Lufthansa CityLine; it is used by the majority of Lufthansa Regional members.
PACE Aerospace Engineering &Information Technology GmbH
Ms Anja Kittner
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About Augsburg Airways
German regional airline Augsburg Airways has been servicing short and medium-haul routes within Germany and in Europe on behalf of Lufthansa since 1996. With a modern fleet of Dash 8-Q400 and Embraer 190/195 aircraft, the airline connects about 40 destinations. Augsburg Airways employs a staff of more than 450 in flight operations, technical services and administration. Augsburg Airways’ main base is Munich International Airport; the company’s registered office is in Hallbergmoos, Bavaria.
More information is available online at http://www.augsburgair.de (German only).
aircore_systems, with offices in Marsberg (near Paderborn), Bremen and Munich, develops software solutions for Linux, MS Windows and iOS operating systems, which optimize the communication between cockpit and back office.
The EFB solution AS-FlightBag II serves as a framework which imbeds and manages all EFB components installed on board but also comes with four built-in modules which provide core EFB functionality such as library, flight crew briefing, journey log and tech log.
More information is available online at http://www.aircore-systems.com.
PACE, with office in Germany and the US, develops and distributes intelligent software solutions for aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines, MRO providers and leasing companies supporting the entire life-cycle of the aircraft, from marketing and design to customization and flight operations. Major areas of application are conceptual aircraft and aircraft systems design, cabin configuration, performance analysis and the management of fuel and operational efficiency in flight operations.
Customers include Airbus, Air Berlin, ASDL, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Emirates, Etihad, Eurocopter, Eurowings, GE Aviation, Irkut, Lufthansa CityLine, MDA, Rolls-Royce and Sukhoi.
More information is available online at http://www.pace.de.