Air travel will play an important role also in the future as it connects people all over the world and creates welfare and jobs worldwide, but it also has an impact on the environment. Therefore, it is vital to continuously lower pollutants from operations and create a more sustainable future for air travel. The ramp up of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the development of new engine technologies to deliver a zero emissions aircraft takes time to deliver results. In parallel it is important what travellers, corporates, airlines, and businesses can do today to deliver an impact on decarbonising aviation.
The aviation industry is actively seeking innovations and new measures that reduce CO₂ emissions. Airlines have a responsibility and a strong commitment to save block fuel consumption and reduce CO₂ emissions. All measures towards more sustainable air travel are required imminently. Fuselage condensation causes excess weight. Airlines of our times cut weight wherever it is possible. Such investment in green technology will be beneficial also in the future. No matter what energy and primary power source being used. Less weight is always more sustainable. Every kg counts!
– Fleet renewal
Fleet renewal contributes most to reducing emissions. New aircraft are more fuel-efficient and consequently emit less CO₂.
– Air traffic management
Initiatives that open up more efficient flight paths to enable fligghts directly from A to B without detours reduce CO₂ emissions.
– Alternative fuel such as Bio-fuel
Clearly, sustainable aviation fuel is an important and necessary measure to obtain it. A common understanding is how critical it is for government, industry, and wider stakeholder collaboration to incentivise its use.
– Long-term: New aircraft design
In support of sustainable long-distance flights with a different aerodynamic shape built in lighter and material compared to a conventional aircraft. New technologies such as hydrogen will be on the table.
In order to operate with lowest possible weight a range of operational measures can be implemented. Those include more optimal use of the airspace, and pilots to use the most fuel-efficient procedures. Other measueres include: on-board weight-reduction such as lighter cargo nets and catering trolleys, and iPads for crew documents. Airlines are committed to create a more sustainable future for aviation. Cutting excess weight is important to operate with minimum block fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions.
The Anti-Fuselage-Condensation cuts unnecessary excess weight in aircraft. Several airlines have in dedicated trials already after 2 – 3 months of moisture protected operations recorded a weight loss of 200 – 300 kg in narrowbodies. Another airline proven benefit is a documented 40% reduction of unscheduled electrical component changes per 1,000 flight hours. Non-condensing airplanes are always lighter with less moisture issues such as replace or repair of blankets and electrical systems.
Lowers fuel burn with 0.4%-0.6% (saves 25,000-38,000 liters per year)
Reduces CO₂ emissions with 65-95 tons per aircraft per year
Results in higher operational reliability from significantly lowered moisture related faults in electrical equipment (Out-Of-Service time and repair costs);
Lowers rate of insulation blanket replacement.
The Anti-Fuselage-Condensation system is one step closer to the sustainability commitment and objectives set by the aerospace industry. Every kg counts.