Propulsive Fuselage: Adding an extra engine to reduce emissions

fuselageIn view of the aviation industry´s ambitious “Flightpath 2050” emissions targets, new approaches for propulsion system design and integration are required to further improve aircraft efficiency. One promising idea proposed by academia and industry is to distribute the power of a single core engine to two or even more fans.

This would increase the propulsive efficiency due to a larger total fan area while main- taining a moderate increase in fan diameter and weight. Generally referred to as “distributed propulsion”, this would open up new options for optimization such as Continue reading “Propulsive Fuselage: Adding an extra engine to reduce emissions” »

Austrian Airlines: Uniform Tights and Shoes to Remain Red

Ladiies in red – female Austrian Airlines Cabin Crewmembers love their red shoes and stockings

It is a strong signal: AUA uniform shoes and tights will remain red. 70 percent of the female employees in the Austrian Airlines cabin crew team entitled to vote have decided that their shoes and tights will also remain red in the future. This is the clear result of the uniform vote that has been causing a stir both at Austrian Airlines and in the Austrian press for several weeks.
The Austrian Airlines Employees have now decided to send out an additional signal and tomorrow, on Thursday 18th June, will therefore all wear red socks, tights or stockings in order to Continue reading “Austrian Airlines: Uniform Tights and Shoes to Remain Red” »

Necessary goal or green wishful thinking?

Cargo Climate Care Conference 2015, Mehr Logistik und weniger CO2. Frankfurt, den 10.06.2015
Cargo Climate Care Conference 2015, Frankfurt, 10th of June

The G7 countries still want to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to zero in this century. This was announced by the national leaders in early June at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. By mid-2050, the G7 want to have converted their energy supply to renewable energies. Until then, the global CO2 emissions are to be reduced to one-third of the amount in 2010. This is a major challenge, including for the aviation industry and its supply chain.

Guests from science, politics and business
For some time now, Lufthansa Cargo has been staging the “Cargo Climate Care Conference” every two years. Customers and suppliers are invited to the conference to discuss environmentally friendly and sustainable logistics. The event also includes renowned personalities from science, politics and business as guests – for example Continue reading “Necessary goal or green wishful thinking?” »

Transfer of the victims of 4U9525 begins

150417-Trauergottesdienst-FRA-002The repatriation and transfer of victims of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 to the relatives starts tomorrow, June 9th. To start off the repatriation flights, Lufthansa has arranged a special flight with a MD11 of Lufthansa Cargo from Marseille to Dusseldorf.

The plane will take off from Marseille on 9 June at 20:50 and is expected at Dusseldorf at 22:30. There will be 30 coffins of the victims of flight 4U9525 on board. The repatriation of the victims was initially scheduled for next week. At short notice, however, a delay had resulted due to regulatory requirements. The Federal Government Commissioner for the victims’ relatives had then turned to the authorities and received assurances that preparations for repatriation could be made immediately.
After this first special flight to Dusseldorf, the other victims will be gradually transferred to their home countries in the coming weeks.
According to a Lufthansa Press Release, from June 8 are “The French authorities working hard in order to create the formal conditions for the transfer of the victims as soon as possible. Lufthansa is in close contact with the relatives to ensure that the transfer of the victims is carried out according to the relatives’ wishes” .

Foto: Oliver Rösler