FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Cargo, the Lufthansa Group’s logistics division, has added ‘AeroSHARK’ CO2 reduction technology developed by BSAF and Lufthansa Technik to another Boeing 777 freighter.
AeroSHARK is a surface film that imitates the microscopic structure of shark skin to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the fuselage and engine nacelles of a Boeing 777F.
Calculated over its fleet of 16 777 aircraft, the new skin will reduce CO2 emissions by 13,000 tonnes a year - the equivalent of 53 cargo flights from Frankfurt to Shanghai.
“The special coating significantly reduces the frictional resistance of the aircraft. Together with the lightweight cargo equipment we already use today, this technology will enable us to save 5,493 tons of kerosene per year,” said CEO Ashwin Bhat.
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