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Emirates Integrates New Turbulence Monitoring Solution

The airline is leveraging IATA's Turbulence Aware Platform and Lido mPilot for enhanced flight efficiency.

An Emirates 777-300ER in Dusseldorf (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Emirates has announced its participation in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Turbulence Aware Platform. This move positions Emirates as the first airline to integrate the platform with Lido mPilot, a mobile navigation solution from Lufthansa Systems.

By combining the vast turbulence data pool of the IATA platform with Lido mPilot’s advanced navigation functionalities, pilots will gain access to accurate, up-to-the-minute turbulence information. This empowers them to plot optimal flight paths, minimizing turbulence exposure and enhancing overall flight efficiency.

Strengthening Safety Standards

The airline says its dedication to safety extends beyond mere participation. It has equipped over 140 aircraft with the necessary software to contribute valuable turbulence data to the platform automatically. This data will be anonymized and integrated with existing data, further enriching the platform’s resources. Additionally, all new Emirates aircraft, including the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 family, will be prepped to contribute data, bolstering the platform’s global reach.

“Actively participating in IATA’s Turbulence Aware Platform and equipping our pilots with the latest technologies like Lido mPilot underscores our unwavering commitment to safety, efficiency, and passenger comfort,” stated Captain Hassan Alhammadi, Divisional Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at Emirates, in a press release. “Furthermore, contributing data to the platform strengthens industry knowledge, allowing for the development of even more effective turbulence management strategies.”

Collaboration for Industry-Wide Benefits

Industry leaders are applauding this innovative partnership. “Obtaining accurate and real-time turbulence data is crucial for mitigating its adverse effects on air travel,” said Frederic Leger, Senior Vice President of Commercial Products and Services at IATA. “The cooperation between IATA Turbulence Aware, Emirates, and Lufthansa Systems will significantly improve the quality and quantity of real-time data available, ultimately leading to smoother and safer air travel for all.”

Andreas Medlhammer, Product Owner of Pilot Charting Apps at Lufthansa Systems, further emphasized the benefits. “By integrating IATA Turbulence Aware data into Lido mPilot, Emirates grants pilots access to comprehensive real-time turbulence information. This empowers them to make informed decisions for optimal flight path selection and fuel efficiency, ultimately contributing to increased operational efficiency and passenger satisfaction.”

Adopting the new system comes on the heels of a recent incident where a passenger died following severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Tolga Karadeniz

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    Tolga is a dedicated aviation enthusiast with years of experience in the industry. From an early age, his fascination with aviation went beyond a mere passion for travel, evolving into a deliberate exploration of the complex mechanics and engineering behind aircraft. As a writer, he aims to share insights , providing readers with a view into the complex inner workings of the aviation industry.

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