Posted on: 30 May 2011 by Ross McSweeny
CTT Systems has announced that flydubai has placed an order for 31 Zonal Drying Systems to be installed in the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The systems, which eliminate condensation in the aircraft, will be installed by Boeing at production line on flydubai’s aircraft to be delivered between later this year and 2015.
“The Zonal Drying System will give flydubai significant savings in emissions and fuel costs over the life of our fleet,” declared Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai. “For one aircraft in one year this system reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 69 tons, nitrogen oxide emissions by 200 kg, hydrocarbon emissions by 35 kg and carbon monoxide emissions by 480 kg. When the rest of our fleet is fitted with this system we will be saving 2,100 tons of CO2 emissions each year – equivalent to the emissions from 660 cars. These savings are incredible and combined with flydubai’s other efforts to minimise emissions will ensure we operate one of the most environmentally friendly fleets in the industry.”
By eliminating condensation in the aircraft both operational and maintenance costs will be lowered through: lowered fuel consumption from lower aircraft weight due to elimination of accumulated water; improved operational reliability requiring less corrective maintenance; and consistent insulation performance, because water reduces insulation performance. Further, the aircraft residual value will be protected or even improved due to reduced corrosive impact over the years.