Waiting until science and industry can present solutions which allow
CO2-neutral flying is not an option.
Meanwhile we must remain committed to look for ways to decrease greenhouse emissions caused by civil air-traffic now.
A cargo flight from Frankfurt to New York JFK with a modern
twin engine long haul freighter carrying a payload of 90 tons and
a flight time close to 8 hours shows a trip fuel of about 60 tons.
Hence, one percent lower fuel flow saves about 600 kgs trip fuel.
In addition the amounts for contingency, alternate and final
reserve fuel will be reduced as well, adding up to savings of about
100 additional kgs.
The overall reduced gross weight during the entire mission lowers
the fuel consumption by another approximately 250 kgs per ton,
so all effects together reduce the amount of used fuel for the mission
by about 1 ton.
35 – 40% of the total air resistance of an aircraft in cruise configuration is caused by induced drag.
Winglets have made a significant contribution in lowering
this induced drag.
Enhancing the positive effect of conventional winglets,
Trinitair incorporates a profound patented knowledge
of various interdisciplinary interactions addressing an
optimal circulation distribution.
fossil fuels must
towards a greener
For one flight from
Hong Kong with the
and equal payload,
fuel savings in the range
of 1.1 to 1.2 tons
would be achieved.
It is possible
to make a valuable
when it comes
the best ideas
All of us can
to this effort.
path with us.
Focusing on near to medium term CO2 objectives we wanted a cost-effective solution to improve the carbon footprint of valuable in service aircraft.
There is no, nor will there be, a shortage of great ideas turning into products towards sustainable air-travel and air-cargo transport if we collaborate in this endeavor.
We want to encourage others to join us on this journey.