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Balance 2015 ENG

Tapping the green potential of flying All business segments and companies within the Lufthansa Group continuously work to develop innovative technologies and concepts that reduce the environmental effects of their business activities at all levels. In this way, the Group companies have already set numerous pioneering developments in motion. Here is a selection: 01 Even higher fuel efficiency One of the Lufthansa Group’s most important goals is to use the kerosene it needs as efficiently as possible and to fly into the future in environmentally friendly ways. The Group has bundled all measures serving to improve fuel efficiency together in a special depart- ment. Fuel Efficiency’s interdisciplinary team of experts works on identifying and utilizing economic and eco- logical savings potentials. With all its fuel efficiency inno- vations and projects, the Company is aiming to save about 148 million euros by the end of 2015 (see page 39, Fuel consumption and emissions). 02 En route to the paperless cockpit Lufthansa German Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo first equipped their pilots with in-house developed Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as long ago as 1999. In 2006, further development was begun on an EFB to be used during all flight phases. These “electronic pilot’s cases” have since largely replaced route maps and technical manuals weighing several kilos in the cockpit. At the end of October 2014, the rollout of the EFB’s third generation, called EFB 2.2, was initiated. This project provides the necessary infrastructure aboard aircraft and on the crews’ new tablets to digitalize all processes and with time to introduce the fully paperless cockpit. EFB 2.2 is part of the e-Enabling Program, in which Lufthansa coordinates a number of individual projects and innova- tions in the area of digitalization. 03 Pioneering achievements for alternative fuels Alternative fuels with a significantly lower net carbon footprint are an important building block in reducing emissions sustainably. In 2011, Lufthansa became the first airline worldwide to test the use of biosynthetic fuel in routine operations as part of a long-term study. On September 15, 2014, the Company laid the next mile- stone: Lufthansa flight LH190 from Frankfurt to Berlin’s Tegel airport was the first European scheduled flight to run on a 10 percent blend of the new sugar-based biofuel component “Farnesan”. Alongside this step forward, the Lufthansa Group is committed to many other future-oriented projects that focus on alternative fuels. (see page 39, Fuel consumption and emissions). 12 // Innovation – The key to a successful future