CTT wins BFE Zonal Drying™ order for 11 B737s from flydubai
ET | Source:CTT Systems AB
CTT SYSTEMS (CTT), the unprecedented market leader in eliminating condensation
in aircraft structures, today revealed that flydubai will BFE equip an
additional 11 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the Zonal Drying™
The Dubai-based airline recently confirmed an USD8.8 billion order for 86 new
Boeing aircraft, including 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. The Zonal Drying™
System will be installed by Boeing on each of these 11 aircraft which will be
delivered between 2016 and 2017.
“flydubai confirms our solid business case for our Zonal Drying™ System for
narrow-body operators,” said Peter Landquist, VP Sales. “flydubai operates a
modern fleet of aircraft with a focus on cost-effective operations. By
installing the system on brand new aircraft in the Boeing factory, flydubai
benefits from a reduction in maintenance costs and prevention of water weight
accumulation in the insulation blankets due to fuselage condensation, which
leads to a significant fuel saving.”
flydubai began working with CTT in 2011 when it placed an order for 31 Zonal
Drying™ Systems with the remainder to be delivered by 2015.
Mick Hills, Senior Vice President Engineering & Maintenance at flydubai, said:
“flydubai operates an environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing aircraft. They
are powered by CFM56-7B engines from CFM International and are fitted with
winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing. We began working with CTT in 2011 and
the Zonal Drying™ System has already provided us with significant savings in
emissions and fuel costs.”
Commenting further on the partnership, Landquist continued: “We look forward to
continue strengthening our partnership with flydubai and to being part of
flydubai’s rapid expansion which is set to continue with its recent aircraft
By eliminating condensation in the aircraft both operational and maintenance
costs are lowered through:
• Reduced fuel consumption, i.e. lower aircraft weight of 200-300kg for B737 due
to elimination of accumulated water.
• Improved operational reliability, i.e. less corrective maintenance.
• Consistent insulation performance, i.e. water reduces insulation performance.
Moreover, the residual value of the aircraft will be protected or even improved
due to the reduced corrosive impact over the years. Reduced fuel burn, due to a
reduction in the weight of the aircraft, also has a positive impact on the
About CTT SYSTEMS
CTT’s Zonal Drying™ System has been selected as basic equipment for the new B787
“Dreamliner” and CTT’s humidifiers are options in crew rest compartments and on
the flight deck. The A380 offers CTT’s humidifiers as option in crew rest
compartments. CTT will also supply the Zonal Drying™ system and the Cair™ system
for the A350 aircraft, as options.
This information is disclosed by CTT Systems AB in accordance with the Swedish
Securities Markets Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act, or the
requirements stated in the listing agreements. The information was submitted for
publication on 3 April 2014 at 16:25 (CET).
For additional information:
Torbjörn Johansson, President, CTT Systems AB.
Tel. +46-155-205901 alt. mobile. +46-70-665 24 46, or E-mail:
Peter Landquist, VP Sales, Marketing & Customer Support CTT Systems AB.
Tel. +46-155-205902 alt. mobile. +46-70-665 24 45, or E-mail
Also visit: www.ctt.se
CTTs products Zonal Drying ™, Cair ™, Flight Deck and Crew Humidifier are
standard or optional equipment on Boeing B787, Airbus A350 and A380. CTT has
today more than 500 systems installed in more than 30 airlines worldwide. CTT
has now 21 years of operating experience on the Zonal Drying ™ system plus 15
years on Cair ™ and Crew Humidifier systems. IATAs report on fuel-saving
measures is now including Zonal Drying ™ as one of the few available fuel-saving
systems for retrofitting.
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