Lufthansa to roll out fuel saving skin across freighter fleet


Lufthansa Cargo says it will begin equipping all its Boeing 777 freighters with AeroSHARK surface technology from 2023. The technology, developed by sister company Lufthansa Technik and BASF is a surface film that mimics the microscopic structure of shark skin and offers savings in fuel and emissions. Lufthansa Technik expects fuel savings of just over 1% which, across Lufthansa Cargo’s entire 777 fleet, will save 4,000 tonnes of kerosene and nearly 13,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Lufthansa Cargo’s first AeroSHARK-modified Boeing 777 freighter, took off for the first time from Frankfurt on 3 February, heading for Bengaluru in India and Chengdu, China.


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