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SWISS Becomes World’s First Passenger Carrier to Adopt AeroSHARK Technology

SWISS has become the first passenger in the world to deploy the innovative AeroSHARK technology. The transparent AeroSHARK film has been applied to the aircraft’s fuselage and engine nacelles, and reduces aerodynamic drag, resulting in lower fuel burn and emissions.


SWISS Technicians Apply Innovative AeroSHARK Film to a Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy SWISS

On Friday (October 14, 2022), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), announced that they have become the world’s first passenger airline to deploy the innovative AeroSHARK technology. The transparent AeroSHARK film is applied to the aircraft’s fuselage and engine nacelles, replicating the hydrodynamic skin of a shark to reduce aerodynamic drag, resulting in lower inflight fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. SWISS’ first scheduled flight using the new technology, a Boeing 777-300ER (registration HB-JNH) departed Zurich for Miami at 13:39 on Friday, October 14, 2022.


In Friday’s announcement, Swiss International Air Lines’ CEO, Dieter Vranckx, said,


“Our adoption of AeroSHARK is an excellent example of how we can use innovative technologies to make air travel more sustainable. Our aircraft fleet is already one of the most advanced and most carbon-efficient in Europe. Thanks to AeroSHARK, we can enhance these credentials even further in a field where every saving counts. We are proud to be the first passenger airline in the world to adopt this new technology. And we will continue to consistently invest in such sustainable solutions.”


SWISS Technicians Apply Innovative AeroSHARK Film to a SWISS Boeing 777-300ER, Registration HB-JNH - Courtesy Swiss International Air Lines


SWISS’ AeroSHARK program is also supported by the Swiss Confederation via special funding for environmental projects. The AeroSHARK film has been jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and chemicals and coatings manufacturer BASF, and features tiny 50-micrometre riblets that reduce aerodynamic drag. Both SWISS and Lufthansa Technik have applied the technology, and all 12 of SWISS’ Boeing 777s will gradually be equipped with the innovative technology.



Source: Swiss International Air Lines

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