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Balance 2015 ENG

04 Ever-lighter containers and pallets In 2014, Lufthansa Cargo completed the replacement of its more than 5,500 standard aluminum freight con- tainers with a nearly 14-kilogram lighter version made from composite materials. To conserve even more kerosene, the company and its subsidiary Jettainer, together with partners from business and science, are advancing the development of the next generation of lightweight containers and pallets. Tomorrow’s standard lightweight pallets are expected to weigh as much as 25 percent less than their predecessors, which tip the scales at about 100 kilos each. Should the current test series yield positive results, the first standard pallets could be replaced at the end of 2015. 05 Crunching numbers for the environment Swiss has developed a new process to optimally calculate the daily arrival times of its long-haul flights in Zurich. Both its passengers and the environment benefit from this procedure: Not only do 10 percent more pas- sengers reach their connecting flights, but the airline also conserves about 500 tonnes of kerosene and avoids about 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. This leading-edge process received a Lufthansa Group Innovator Award in 2014. 06 Clean as a whistle With Waliclean, Austrian Airlines has revolutionized the cleaning of low-pressure toilet systems: A solution of citric acid and warm water circulates at low pressure through an aircraft’s wastewater system. The flushed water can be conveniently disposed of via the public sewage system. This new method eliminates the purchase, storage and disposal of special cleaning fluids as well as an involved cleaning process. The airline received the Environmental Award of the City of Vienna for this innovation. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 13