Making its premiere at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will introduce an interactive system that lets passengers track their own flight live on their tablet or smartphone. The 3D moving map uses real satellite imagery which allows passengers to select from a variety of customizable perspectives including information on altitude, speed, travel time, etc.
With “niceview Mobile” Lufthansa Technik now can offer a mobile moving map system as part of most Inflight Entertainment Systems (IFE). “niceview Mobile” can run on iOS and Android devices.
“Until now, this level of directly experiencing one’s own flight was only available in the cabins of VIP aircraft in certain specially equipped seats,” explains Andreas Pfister, lead project manager for the Original Equipment Innovation division at Lufthansa Technik. “Now passengers can take the fascination of flying into their own hands. Time after time, it is a very special feeling, even for us developers.”
“niceview Mobile” can be easily integrated in standard inflight entertainment systems and flight guests can access it through the on-board WiFi.
Engineer Andreas Pfister, 46, responsible for “niceview Mobile”, will be at the Lufthansa Technik booth (Hall 6, booth 6B80) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 5 – 7.
This is also an opportunity to give the system an in-depth test on devices provided at the stand.
Source: Lufthansa Technik.