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SWISS Retrofits Entire Long-Haul Boeing 777 Fleet with Emissions-Lowering Technology

SWISS has equipped its entire long-haul fleet of Boeing 777-300ER planes with new carbon emission lowering AeroSHARK technology.

The AeroSHARK film, which is applied to the aircraft’s fuselage and engine nacelles, replicates the hydrodynamic properties of a shark’s skin to reduce air resistance in flight, lowering fuel consumption and thus carbon dioxide emissions.

All 12 of the airline’s flagship long-haul Boeing 777s now carry the innovative technology, giving SWISS the world’s first fully-AeroSHARKed aircraft fleet.

“We are very pleased with the results that we have achieved with AeroSHARK to date,” said Claus Bauer, SWISS’s Head of Technical Fleet Management. “We’re proud, too, to be the first airline in the world to have equipped an entire aircraft fleet with this innovative technology. Each aircraft takes about a week to have its AeroSHARK film applied, which requires high-precision workmanship from our personnel. I am delighted that our commitment to this technology is delivering such positive results, and is enabling us at SWISS to take a further substantial step in making our flight operations more sustainable.”

SWISS has said that the AeroSHARK skin technology – jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF – could be extended to further aircraft types in its long-haul fleet in the medium-term future.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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