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Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets at the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. Lufthansa is becoming the first carrier in Europe to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The airline will receive 21 more A320 Family aircraft equipped with Sharklets until 2015.
Investment in the future: Executive Board recommends to Supervisory Board that Lufthansa purchase 108 aircraft for the entire Group / Focus on customer comfort and operational efficiency / The Group’s medium and long-term requirements for short and medium-range aircrafts will be met with Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The Lufthansa Group remains committed to reducing aircraft noise emissions in order to minimise its impact on residents in the vicinity of airports.
The efficient use of resources in day-to-day operations is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group – both in the air and on the ground.
Two Lufthansa Airbus A340-300s are taking part in a very special mission as part of a trial scheduled to run until summer 2013. Eight 10 x 10 cm test patches have been placed on the fuselage and leading edge of the wings of each Airbus as part of the Multifunctional Coating research project.
Lufthansa has revamped its mobile portal mobile.lufthansa.com, which is designed special-ly for smartphone users. It has also updated the corresponding apps and added a number of new, practical functions.
Lufthansa passengers who opt to check in online or via their mobile phone not only save time at the airport but can also help a good cause. As part of a campaign that runs until 31 January 2013, Lufthansa will donate one sheet of paper to schools in developing countries for each paperless check-in procedure completed by its passengers.
Did you know that, on average, Lufthansa Group aircraft require about four litres of fuel to carry one passenger a distance of 100 km? In fact, its most advanced aircraft – the Lufthansa A380 and the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 – have already reduced their fuel burn to well below the four-litre mark.