“We focus heavily on fuel saving actions for our fleet of aircraft and thereby reducing both costs and the environmental impact. If the trial gives the result as expected we are going to install the Zonal Drying™ System in our complete fleet of wide body aircraft” says, José Viegas, Fleet manager – TAP.
“This is a one system trial order for us but nevertheless a very important order; a prestigious new customer in TAP, a legacy airline, and the possibility to sell more systems if TAP after the evaluation period finds the benefits substantial” comments CTT’s President Torbjörn Johansson today’s order. “We see that the wide body fleets of legacy carriers are an upcoming market as the Zonal Drying™ System’s fuel saving and environmental benefits appeal to these airlines.” 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.