Germanwings, part of the Lufthansa Group, is installing CTT Systems’ anti-condensation Zonal Drying System in two of its A319 aircraft for a 12-month evaluation.
According to CTT Systems, the primary objective of the trial is to quantify the weight savings. In a typical A319 application, the company claims that the system will save 150-200kg, reducing fuel burn and emissions, as well as other operational cost benefits such as reduced failure rate of electrical components and replacement of blankets.
“CTT is pleased to receive this trial order from Germanwings to evaluate the Zonal Drying System performance to prevent fuselage condensation and moisture increase in the A319 aircraft. We expect to see a weight reduction of at least 150 to 200kg by removing moisture from the insulation blankets and we also expect a significant failure rate reduction of electrical units and antennas,” stated Peter Landquist, VP of sales and marketing at CTT Systems.