Posted on: 03 April 2014 by Mark Howells
CTT Systems has announced that, as a buyer-furnished equipment (BFE) decision, flydubai will equip an additional 11 new Boeing 737-800s with the Zonal Drying non-condensation system.
The airline recently confirmed an $8.8 billion order for 86 new Boeing aircraft, including 11 737-800s. The Zonal Drying System will be installed by Boeing on each of these 11 aircraft which will be delivered between 2016 and 2017.
“flydubai confirms our solid business case for our Zonal Drying System for narrowbody operators,” declared Peter Landquist, VP sales at CTT Systems. “flydubai operates a modern fleet of aircraft with a focus on cost-effective operations. By installing the system on brand new aircraft in the Boeing factory, flydubai benefits from a reduction in maintenance costs and prevention of water weight accumulation in the insulation blankets due to fuselage condensation, which leads to a significant fuel saving.”
flydubai began working with CTT in 2011 when it placed an order for 31 Zonal Drying Systems with the remainder to be delivered by 2015.
Mick Hills, senior vice-president engineering and maintenance at flydubai, commented, “flydubai operates an environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing aircraft. The Zonal Drying System has already provided us with significant savings in emissions and fuel costs.”