Lufthansa Systems, Intermap Technologies receive EASA service provider type 1 certificate

Lufthansa Systems and Intermap Technologies have announced that Lido Surface Data NEXTView has received the Service Provider Type 1 Certificate from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), becoming the first certified aviation terrain product on the market, the company said.

Lido Surface Data NEXTView is a global terrain dataset specifically designed for the aviation industry. It provides the highest quality of data with continual updates and incorporates Lido´s aerodrome database, significantly increasing the accuracy around aerodromes. The solution is currently the only certified digital surface model on the market that fulfills all relevant industry standards.

With the newly certified terrain product, Lufthansa Systems is enabling the aviation industry to further enhance solutions such as:

-synthetic vision systems (SVS) as well as enhanced and combined vision systems (EVS, CVS), which provide pilots with greater situational awareness; and
-terrain awareness and ground proximity warning systems (TAWS, EGPWS), which allow aircraft and helicopters to maintain a safe distance from the ground.

Intermap Technologies is a global leader in geospatial intelligence solutions. The Company´s proprietary NEXTMap database and value-added geospatial data management, processing, analytics, fusion and orthorectification software and solutions are utilized across a range of industries that rely on accurate, high-resolution elevation data, including aviation, engineering, environmental planning, government markets, hydrology, insurance, land management, law enforcement and patrol, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities.

Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is an airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry.