Friday, August 30, 2013

Lighter Aircrafts thanks to new baggage containers

Air France has completed the renewal of its 3,650 long-haul baggage containers. The new units are now built of composite fiber materials and claim to be 11 kilograms lighter than the previous ones bringing with this decrease in weight a better performance to the airplanes and less CO2 emissions with the same cargo. Being lighter these containers are easier to move providing a gain in time in operation.

Air France claims to have saves about 8,000 tons of CO2 that result in a 2,500 tons of fuel saving. Impressive.

The new containers are fitted for the Air France long-haul fleet composed by Airbus A380, A340, A330 and Boeing 777 and 747.

2 comments:

davit hogg said...

This is definitely the wave of the future!



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Lince said...

Totally agree with you. With the gain in weight saving of aircraft equipment we also gain in cost efficiency.