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Balance 2015 ENG

Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines received one Fokker 70 during the reporting year. In mid-2014 the airline also put into service another Boeing 777-200ER, which flies extremely efficiently and quietly while offering the highest levels of customer comfort. Swiss Starting in 2019, Swiss International Air Lines will receive 15 Airbus A320neo air- craft, for which the Lufthansa Group placed an order in 2014. They are to replace older aircraft of the same type. Moreover, in March 2015 the Group approved the acquisition of another three Boeing 777- 300ERs, which will be delivered to Swiss from 2017 and are to replace older Airbus A340-300s. Overall, Swiss will put nine Boeing 777-300ERs into service from 2016. In the first half of 2016, the airline is also set to receive the first of 30 Bombar- dier CSeries aircraft on order, which will replace the Avro RJ100 aircraft step by step. Swiss is the launch customer for the CSeries. Above all, this generational change means an audible reduction of noise for people living near airports, as the new CS100s, which are set to operate on European routes, will be 10 to 15 decibels quieter on average than the currently oper- ated Avro RJ100s. Eurowings Under the brand name “Eurowings”, the Lufthansa Group airlines Eurowings and Germanwings, along with other flight oper- ators in Europe, are to offer a quality product at advantageous prices from winter 2015 onwards. With this “New Eurowings” con- cept, which comprises both short- and long-haul flights, the Lufthansa Group is responding in a customer-oriented manner to price-sensitive demand for point-to-point flights. By the end of 2017, Eurowings will take delivery of up to 23 new A320ceos, which are set to replace older Bombardier CRJ900s. In 2014, Germanwings received two new Airbus A319s. Lufthansa Cargo In 2014, Lufthansa Cargo took delivery of two Boeing 777Fs. The last of five freighters of this type on order was delivered to Europe’s leading freight airline in February 2015. In addition, Lufthansa Cargo has already secured options for a further five “Triple Sevens” with staggered delivery dates until 2020. The Boeing 777F is con- sidered the most efficient and quietest freight aircraft in its class. More fuel-efficient and quieter – The Airbus A350-900 In 2013 the Lufthansa Group placed orders for 59 highly advanced long-haul aircraft: 34 Boeing 777-9Xs and 25 Airbus A350- 900s. The first A350-900 is slated for deliv- ery to Lufthansa as early as the end of 2016 and will be stationed at the Munich hub. Both types of aircraft consume about 25 percent less kerosene than today’s aircraft; their CO2 emissions are also corre- spondingly lower. The A350-900’s noise footprint will be at least 30 percent smaller as well – an important step in the direction of active noise protection. Moreover, the aircraft’s structure will feature a more than 70 percent share of state-of-the-art materi- als. Its robust, latest-technology systems will also help to lower future MRO costs. Important impulses for the preparation of processes and cabin fittings came from a test flight with the A350 on June 3, 2014. In addition, Lufthansa German Airlines, Lufthansa Technik and Airbus extensively checked the onboard and ground proces- ses related to the twin-engined wide-body aircraft during its first visit to Frankfurt Air- port on July 25, 2014. Finally, Lufthansa Technik received the certification on Janu- ary 14, 2015 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry out mainte- nance work on the new long-haul Airbus, which the Company will offer in Frankfurt and Munich initially. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 29 “In civil aviation, investments in new technologies are the best strategy to lessen the burdens on people and the environment.” Nico Buchholz Executive Vice President Group Fleet Management Deutsche Lufthansa AG