Lufthansa Group racks up double-digit increase in carbon emissions in 2010 despite efficiency improvement
emissions increase by 10.1% to 26.6 million tonnes in 2010, the benchmark year
for airlines entering the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.*
so fuel efficiency improvements were gained as a result of the Group’s continued
fleet modernisation programme. Fuel consumption across the operating fleet declined
from 4.30 litres per 100 passenger-kms (pkm) in 2009 to 4.20 in 2010. Direct CO2
emissions declined from 108.4 grams per pkm to 105.8. The Group’s target is to
cut CO2 emissions per pkm by 25 per cent by 2020 in comparison with 2006 (110.5
Cargo, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings and British Midland (bmi). The report
notes that rising fuel costs will be “aggravated” by the inclusion of air traffic
into the EU ETS from 2012. “The adverse effects this will have are mitigated by
a fuel-efficient fleet,” it says.
euros (to 5.2 billion euros) in 2010 compared to 2009 as a result of price increases
and are expected to rise by a further 31 per cent in 2011.
in the company’s goals. “As one of the decision-making criteria, environmentally
compatible conduct is to be more deeply integrated in everyday decision-making
process than it is at present,” it promises.
the environment across the Lufthansa Group has been set up, covering energy and
kerosene consumption, emissions, noise, refuse, water and waste water. Performance
indicators will allow for the implementation in the medium term of a certifiable
environmental management system in all the Group’s major companies.
with, including the sustainable biofuel BurnFAIR project. When certification of
bio-SPK fuels has been passed for use in commercial operations, Lufthansa will
be running daily flights for six months between Hamburg and Frankfurt using a
50/50 blend in one engine of an Airbus A321. The main aim of the project is to
investigate the effects of biofuels on an engine’s servicing and life cycle in
the course of a long term experiment. The project will cost the airline around
€4.1 million ($5.8m).
chemical and physical processes that take place in the atmosphere, involving a
laboratory on board a wide-bodied Airbus. Last spring, the equipment was used
to measure ash concentrations in European airspace as a result of the Icelandic
in active noise-protection measures by updating the entire Boeing 737 fleet stationed
in Frankfurt by the end of 2011 and making technical adjustments to the engines
on the older 737-300s and -500s. The adjustments will reduce noise emissions on
take-off and landing by up to 2.4 decibels. [The human ear cannot distinguish a difference of less than 3 decibels]
persons and cargo in the base period 2010.
the activity of each operator in 2010 in terms of the number of passengers and
freight that they carry and the total distance travelled. The benchmark should
be published by 30 September 2011.