Posted on: 14 June 2010 by Mark Howells
CTT Systems has announced that Jet2.com has placed an order for 13 Zonal Drying Systems to be installed in the carrier’s Boeing 737-300 fleet.
The systems, which eliminate condensation in the aircraft, are scheduled for installation during 2010-2011.
Jet2.com chief executive Philip Meeson remarked, “At Jet2.com we try to offset our carbon footprint wherever possible and the installation of CTTs groundbreaking Zonal Drying Systems will form an integral part of our green strategy. Our customers are becoming increasingly environmentally aware and strongly buy in to any measures we take to lower our fuel consumption and thus reduce emissions into the environment. We are a friendly low-fare leisure airline flying passengers to over 50 destinations and it’s essential that our aircraft are operating in the most efficient way possible. I’m delighted that we can rely on CTTs systems to help us in this endeavour.”
“With this order Jet2.com becomes one of our largest customers and of course a very valuable customer,” commented CTT’s VP sales and marketing Ulf Liljenberg. “The fact that Jet2.com now order for rest of their fleet, based on their experience of the system on the 757 and 737QC, is very satisfying and a recognition of the benefits of the Zonal Drying System.”
By eliminating condensation in the aircraft both operational and maintenance costs will be decreased through: lowered fuel consumption, so lower aircraft weight due to elimination of accumulated water; improved operational reliability due to less need for corrective maintenance; consistent insulation performance, since water reduces insulation performance. Further, the aircraft residual value will be protected or even improved due to reduced corrosive impact over the years.