Low-cost Russian carrier Pobeda Airlines has signed a contract with CTT Systems AB for retrofit installation of anti-fuselage-condensation-systems in 20 of the airline’s Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.
The CTT Anti-Fuselage-Condensation system removes trapped water in blankets, keeps the crown area dry and prevents unwanted excess weight from water accumulation, “enabling airlines to operate with lower energy needs and less pollutant emissions”, CTT said in a statement.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of next year and are expected to be completed during 2022.
“We are pleased to receive this repeat order from Pobeda and grateful that Pobeda when adding new aircraft to its growing fleet continuously equip our Anti-Fuselage-Condensation system,” said CTT’s sales director Ola Häggfeldt.
“The Russian market is increasingly important to CTT and probably the world’s most challenging when it comes to curb fuselage condensation issues. We have worked closely together with Pobeda to further improve our system.”
With the order, Pobeda will operate a total of 64 moisture protected Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.
CTT’s vice president senior advisor sales Peter Lanquist added: “It is rewarding to see the difference our system makes at Pobeda in terms of eliminating problems with ice around doors and in bay areas. In addition to improve operational reliability, the all-fleet decision has a positive impact on Pobeda’s environmental footprint. We estimate that Pobeda will save 2,000,000 litres of fuel per year and annually reduce its CO2 emissions.”