First Choice Airways have been using CTT’s Zonal Drying™ System since 2002 on various aircraft in the fleet and have been impressed with the system’s capability of preventing moisture in the aircraft. Based on this performance First Choice Airways has decided to install the Zonal Drying™ System in their fleet of B767’s to achieve the same benefits.
“We have been working together with First Choice Airways for many years, who also were the launch customer for the A320 system, and for us it is a proof of our system’s capability and our customers’ satisfaction that First Choice Airways now also decides to install it in their B767 fleet.” comments CTT’s President Torbjörn Johansson today’s order. “First Choice Airways have done extensive trials of the system and believe, that the weight savings with our system could be several hundreds of kilos per aircraft.” continues Torbjörn Johansson.
By eliminating condensation in the aircraft both operational and maintenance costs will be lowered through:
• lowered fuel consumption (i.e. lower aircraft weight due to elimination of accumulated water),
• improved operational reliability (i.e. less corrective maintenance)
• consistent insulation performance (i.e. water reduces insulation performance),
Further, the aircraft residual value will be protected or even improved due to reduced corrosive impact over the years. Reduced fuel burn (due to lowered aircraft weight) also has a positive impact on the environment.
CTT’s Zonal Drying™ System has been selected for the new B787 “Dreamliner” and CTT’s humidifiers are options in crew rest compartments and on flight deck. The A380 offers CTT’s humidifiers as option in crew rest compartments.
Nyköping, Sweden, September 6 , 2007, – First Choice Airways, UK have ordered CTT’s Zonal Drying™ System to be installed in six Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The systems, which eliminates condensation in the aircraft, are scheduled for installation during winter 2007/2008.