Pobeda Airlines, a low-cost carrier in the Aeroflot group, has ordered Anti-Fuselage-Condensation-systems from CTT Systems, for retrofit installation on 20 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. Based on list price, the order value is worth approximately 14 million SEK (US$1.53m). Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Q1 2022 and to be completed during 2022.
The systems are designed to remove any water trapped in fuselage insulation blankets, which prevents unwanted excess weight from water accumulation and keeps the crown area dry.
This order follows on from a previous deal for the CTT technology, meaning that Pobeda will have the systems installed across its entire fleet of 64 B 737-800NGs. The Russian market is increasingly important to CTT, as the climate can lead to fuselage condensation issues, including ice forming around doors and in bay areas. CTT has also been working with Pobeda to further improve the system.
Peter Landquist, a VP at CTT, estimates that Pobeda will save 2,000,000 litres of fuel per year from having dryer aircraft, which will in turn reduce its annual CO2 emissions by 5,000 tons.