Quietest Overall Airline Program
The San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Fly Quiet Program is an initiative to encourage individual airlines to operate as quietly as possible at SFO.
In 2016 Lufthansa won the award for "Quietest Overall Airline". Lufthansa has a history for its leadership role in environmental responsibility. Enclosed below are some key highlights that are great examples that jet noise can be reduced for all:
in February 2014, Lufthansa became the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A320 with vortex generators to reduce jet noise.
In January 2017, Lufthansa will introduce the brand-new, long-haul A350 aircraft, which is one of the most quiet, environmentally-friendly aircraft.
Lufthansa has also made headways with noise reduction and fuel efficiency through training. Noise reduction is a basic part of Lufthansa pilot training. Cockpit crews are specifically trained for low-noise takeoffs and landings. Additionally, from 2008 to 2015, Lufthansa managed to improve the fuel efficiency of the passenger fleet by 11.5 percent.
With continuous innovation, Lufthansa plans to make major contributions to developing technologies by 2020 that reduce noise emissions by 50% from their 2000 levels.