April 4, 2016 – At Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week, Lufthansa Technik will premiere an interactive system that lets passengers track their own flight live on their tablet or smartphone (iOS and Android). 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. Named ‘niceview Mobile’ the mobile moving map system can be integrated in standard IFE systems and accessed through the on-board wi-fi.
“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,” stated 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.”