Lufthansa Cargo recognised for its CO2 reducing emissions project

Lufthansa Cargo Boeing MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo has been named a finalist for the German CSR Award with OMEGA Big Data Tool – as it continues to put a firm focus on reducing its CO2 emissions.

Lufthansa’s cargo arm was named one of two runners-up in the ‘CO2 avoidance as a contribution to climate protection’ category with its ‘OMEGA – using big data to reduce CO2’ project.

OMEGA is a tool that uses data collected during flights to make future flights more efficient. By comparing projected, actual and optimal values, it provides key information for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Pilots can use the analysis to optimally prepare for a flight and identify any possible deviations from the plan early on. The software was developed by software specialist Aviaso together with Lufthansa.

“As an airline, Lufthansa Cargo has a particular responsibility towards the environment and sets itself ambitious environmental targets accordingly. We are delighted that one of our measures aimed at reducing CO2 was recognised through this nomination”, says Lufthansa Cargo’s head of environmental management, Bettina Jansen.

Lufthansa Cargo has started measures aimed at reducing its freighter fleet’s CO2 emissions and says it has made it possible for its customers to lower the annual CO2 emissions relating to their shipments – namely by 1.35 per cent per year on average since 2005.

Lufthansa Cargo wants to reduce specific CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2020, taking the 2005 level as the basis and says this target should be met through all kinds of operational and technical measures.

Significant CO2 savings have already been achieved in recent years through various measures, including a fleet modernisation and reduction in onboard weight.