Ensuring a stable and safe load control – or in other words, that the weight and balance of the aircraft is optimised – is one of the main operational challenges airlines face. Load control plays a vital role in increasing efficiency, on-time performance and reducing fuel costs. And so with this in mind, Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have reached an agreement that will see the group’s airlines adopt Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management, starting with Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo.
Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management automates aircraft load control and optimises every flight departure by analysing the passenger and cargo load, calculating fuel requirements and defining the optimal aircraft load distribution. Once implemented across Lufthansa Group, the system will optimise loads for the group’s 3,000 daily flights.
In 2015, Lufthansa Group’s airlines carried over 100 million passengers, whereas Lufthansa Cargo carried 1.6 million tons of freight and post.