Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Deutsche Lufthansa AG , commonly known as Lufthansa , is the flag carrier of Germany and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.Besides the actual airline named Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG is also the parent company for several other airlines and further aviation-related branches, including Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings and Lufthansa Technik. With over 620 aircraft, it has one of the largest passenger airline fleets in the world when combined with its subsidiaries. In 2012, the entire Lufthansa Group carried over 103 million passengers.Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne. The main operations base, called Lufthansa Aviation Center , is located at Lufthansa's primary traffic hub at Frankfurt Airport. The majority of Lufthansa's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based there. Lufthansa's secondary hub is Munich Airport with a third, considerably smaller one maintained at Düsseldorf Airport which transfers to Germanwings, so Lufthansa only operates just around 10 destinations which all have been transferred to Germanwings.Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.Having been a state-owned enterprise until 1994, the majority of Lufthansa's shares are nowadays held by private investors , as well as MGL Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrswerte , Deutsche Postbank , and Deutsche Bank . Since 1970, Lufthansa has involved its employees in profit sharing, giving them the opportunity to choose between cash and preference shares. When Lufthansa was privatised, employees received more than 3% of its shares.The name of the company is derived from Luft , and Hansa . Wikipedia.


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Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.2 | Award Amount: 9.47M | Year: 2012

Cloud computing is a popular and over-hyped concept in ICT. The concept of infinitely scalable elastic resources changing without complex systems administration and paying only for resources used is attractive. These benefits are not immediately realisable. Within-organisation benefits are realisable at considerable cost. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) public CLOUDs have different interfaces and conditions of use thus for an organisation to scale out requires considerable investment using skilled technical staff.\n\nThe business need is to allow organisations to scale out from their private CLOUD to public CLOUDs without a technical chasm between. This cannot easily be achieved. Aligned with the EU strategic direction of an open market for services, SOA (service-oriented architecture) offers a way to virtualise across heterogeneous public CLOUDs and organisational private CLOUDs. It opens a market for European SMEs to provide services to be utilised (and paid for) by business applications and for all organisations to benefit from a catalogue of services that can be used across the environment.\n\nPaaSage will deliver an open and integrated platform, to support both deployment and design of Cloud applications, together with an accompanying methodology that allows model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing underlying Cloud infrastructures. Specifically it will deliver a CLOUD modelling language, an IDE (Integrated development environment), execution-level mappers and interfaces and a metadata database,\n\nThe Consortium bring together ERCIM for management and STFC as scientific coordinator together with experts in different aspects of CLOUDs ranging from software and services (SINTEF), High Performance Computing (HLRS) and systems development environments (INRIA) to a group of SMEs working on CLOUD systems and end-user organisations with requirements in the CLOUD domain.


A method for analyzing airline passenger ticket mass data stocks includes linking ticket data with flight schedule information so as to form a database comprising ticket coupon data for each flight event. It is ensured that individual ticket coupons for each flight event are sorted in accordance with respective ticket coupon receipts in a predefined order. Receipts are determined for each flight event as a function of a number of a serial passenger code number in accordance with the sorted ticket coupons. Calibration parameters of a function Y_(i)(X) are determined for each individual flight event i. Calibration of the function Y_(i)(X) is carried out based on the determined receipts as a function of the serial passenger code number in such a way that deviations of functional values Y_(i )from the determined receipts are as small as possible. Calibrated functions are combined into clusters for assignment based on flight information.


Patent
Lufthansa AG | Date: 2013-06-18

The present invention relates to a seat for a vehicle, particularly an aircraft, having a visual playback device integrated in a surface of the seat. A base firmly connected to the seat is arranged in the surface of the seat. Said visual playback device is releasably attached to the base by means of a holder adapted to the visual playback device and the base.


Patent
Lufthansa AG | Date: 2013-01-23

Method for performing announcements in a means of transport that has an announcement device having at least one loudspeaker and an entertainment device, having the following steps: an announcement start signal is sent from the announcement device to the entertainment device at the beginning of an announcement; an interruption to the reproduction of the reproduction appliance is prompted by the entertainment device when the announcement start signal is received; the announcement is reproduced as an audible announcement signal via the announcement loudspeaker; continuation of the reproduction of the reproduction appliance is prompted by the entertainment device when an announcement end signal is received or at the end of reception of the announcement start signal, characterized by detection of an audio signal that is output by the announcement loudspeaker by the entertainment device, wherein the reproduction of the reproduction appliance is automatically interrupted after the audio signal is detected.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 3.57M | Year: 2015

Cloud federation enables cloud providers to collaborate and share their resources to create a large virtual pool of resources at multiple network locations. Different types of federation architectures for clouds and datacenters have been proposed and implemented (e.g. cloud bursting, cloud brokering or cloud aggregation) with different level of resource coupling and interoperation among the cloud resources, from loosely coupled, typically involving different administrative and legal domains, to tightly coupled federation, usually spanning multiple datacenters within an organization. In both situations, an effective, agile and secure federation of cloud networking resources is key to impact the deployment of federated applications. The main goal of this project is two-fold: research and develop techniques to federate cloud network resources, and to derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables an efficient and secure deployment of federated cloud applications. Our proposal will deliver a homogeneous virtualization layer, on top of heterogeneous underlying physical networks, computing and storage infrastructures, providing enablement for automated federation of applications across different clouds and datacenters. The project is fully committed to open source software. Cloud networking aspects will be based on OpenDaylight, a collaborative project under The Linux Foundation, and specifically we will leverage and extend the OpenDOVE project with new rich inter-cloud APIs to provision cross-site virtual networks overlays. The new inter-cloud network capabilities will be leveraged by existing open source cloud platforms, OpenNebula and OpenStack, to deploy multi-cloud applications. In particular, different aspects of the platforms will be extended to accommodate the federated cloud networking features like multi-tenancy, federated orchestration of networking, compute and storage management or the placement and elasticity of the multi-cloud applications.


Patent
Lufthansa AG | Date: 2013-02-13

The invention relates to a filter granulate for binding constituents of a gas flow, comprising filter particles which have the following components:


Patent
Lufthansa AG | Date: 2013-04-10

A simplified mobile data communication device (10) for a transport means has a data server (14) and a broadband data communication interface (16) connected to the data server (14), the data communication device (10) having an entirely sealable, portable housing (12) which entirely surrounds the data server (14) and the data communication interface (16).


Patent
Lufthansa AG | Date: 2014-11-25

A method for designing an aircraft includes defining an initial catalog of requirements for at least one aircraft design. An optimization of the at least one aircraft design is carried out based on the catalog of requirements in terms of anticipated operating costs. A predefined total flight network is simulated with the at least one aircraft design and a total flight network efficiency is determined. It is then checked as to whether the determined total flight network efficiency constitutes an optimum. The catalog of requirements is adapted and an iteration is performed upon a determination that the determined total flight network efficiency does not constitute the optimum.


A method for simulating the development over time of bookings situations for flights. It is proposed that a first number of hard parameters which include at least one flight schedule between at least two departure and arrival points, and a second number of soft parameters which include at least one fare for a flight between the at least two departure and arrival points, are provided, as well as a virtual environment which constitutes a representation of a real environment in which virtual passengers book flights under conditions defined in each case by the parameters. The pattern over time of the totality of all bookings is recorded and can be displayed on a display device and wherein a user influences the respective bookings situations by prior adjustment of at least one of the soft parameters.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 3.57M | Year: 2015

The most challenging applications in heterogeneous cloud ecosystems are those that are able to maximise the benefits of the combination of the cloud resources in use: multi-cloud applications. They have to deal with the security of the individual components as well as with the overall application security including the communications and the data flow between the components. The main objective of MUSA is to support the security-intelligent lifecycle management of distributed applications over heterogeneous cloud resources, through a security framework that includes: security-by-design mechanisms to allow application self-protection at runtime, and methods and tools for the integrated security assurance in both the engineering and operation of multi-cloud applications. The MUSA framework leverages security-by-design, agile and DevOps approaches in multi-cloud applications, and enables the security-aware development and operation of multi-cloud applications. The framework will be composed of a) an IDE for creating the multi-cloud application taking into account its security requirements together with functional and business requirements, b) a set of security mechanisms embedded in the multi-cloud application components for self-protection, c) an automated deployment environment that, based on an intelligent decision support system, will allow for the dynamic distribution of the components according to security needs, and d) a security assurance platform in form of a SaaS that will support multi-cloud application runtime security control and transparency to increase user trust. The project will demonstrate and evaluate the economic viability and practical usability of the MUSA framework in highly relevant industrial applications representative of multi-cloud application development potential in Europe. The project duration will be 36 months, with an overall budget of 3,574,190 euros.

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