Vortex generators under the wings – a small device that has a large effect, and means that more than 200 Lufthansa aircraft can fly up to four decibels quieter. Experts predict that this can reduce CO2 emissions by approx. 1,000 tonnes per aircraft per year.
For its engagement with the environment and with noise abatement Lufthansa has now once again been honoured by San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
The ‘Fly Quiet Program’ is an initiative to encourage airlines to fly at San Francisco Airport as quietly as possible. The initiative praised Lufthansa’s continuous fleet modernisation in particular.
Lufthansa is the first airline in the world to equip its Airbus A320 short- and medium-haul aircraft with noise-reducing vortex generators underneath the wings. Between now and 2025, Lufthansa will start operating 251 low-noise and highly fuel-efficient aircraft. The declared aim is to sustainably reduce the environmental effects and noise burden on people living close to airports.