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Balance 2015 ENG - Commitment to science

CARIBIC: Ten years of support from Lufthansa In addition, the Lufthansa Group supports the research project CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmo- sphere Based on an Instrument Container). Since December 2004, the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 “Leverkusen” has been equipped for several days each month with a measur- ing container that is unique worldwide. It simultaneously records data concerning over 50 gases and particle compounds. In 2014, the experts at Lufthansa Technik replaced the measuring probe for the first time, after more than 340 measuring flights. Previously stationed in Frankfurt, the “Leverkusen” has been based in Munich since August 2014. IAGOS: Lufthansa equipped second Airbus with flying climate research laboratory To support the climate research project IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System) managed by For- schungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Center), the Lufthansa Group equipped a second aircraft with special scientific measuring instruments. Since March 2015, the Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 with the registration D-AIKO has collected data concerning atmospheric trace elements and cloud components at cruising altitude on each flight. This data is used by numerous research institutions around the world. The first IAGOS aircraft, the Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 “Viersen”, has been in operation since July 7, 2011. Commitment to science The Lufthansa Group expands its support for climate research For more than 20 years, the Lufthansa Group has been a reliable partner for climate research. Its aircraft are the ideal platforms for scientific measuring instruments. The data they collect at cruising altitude around the world is of particular importance for understanding the Earth’s climate. This year, the Company has once again expanded its support for climate research. Through its commitment to science, the Lufthansa Group contributes significantly to establishing a worldwide measuring infrastructure for the observation of the Earth’s atmosphere through civil aviation. Currently, the aviation group sup- ports several important climate research projects. In 1994, the Lufthansa Group began its commitment to climate research with the project MOZAIC (Measure- ment of ozone, water vapor, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides aboard Airbus in-service Aircraft). Since then, the MOZAIC measuring devices have been replaced by IAGOS instruments. In March 2015, a second Lufthansa Airbus was equipped as a “flying IAGOS laboratory”. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 57