For the first time Lufthansa Technik's Innovation business unit will unveil the new aerosight[TM] on-board camera surveillance system at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011. Lufthansa Technik developed aerosight[TM] for an undisclosed commercial airline and has started installing the system in the customer aircraft.
aerosight[TM] uses the pilots' Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) to display the camera images and can simultaneously control up to 16 cameras located by the cockpit entrance, in the passenger cabin and in the cargo bay. The flexible and innovative system supports the pilots in continuously monitoring what is going on on-board. aerosight[TM] switches automatically between a color visual display for daytime viewing and an infrared-based night vision mode.
aerosight[TM] is an Internet Protocol (IP) based camera system with an integrated local area network (LAN) connection. Thanks to this special integration capability, aerosight[TM] can be connected to the pilots' EFBs and other network-capable displays or laptops. The system does not require any additional routers, control units or displays in the cockpit. Due to the use of the EFBs to display, operate and control the system, aerosight[TM] saves weight compared with other camera systems and installation is simplified. A Software to display and present the camera images on the EFB is offered as an option.
Lufthansa Technik is now offering aerosight[TM] to other customers as well.
With some 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than 26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the world's leading independent providers of aircraft-related technical services. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft.