Hi Fly, the Mirpuri Foundation, and the Aircraft Performance company have come together to develop Trinitair, a wingtip that minimizes fuel consumption by up to 2%.
In this sense, the Portuguese airline Hi Fly will be the first to implement the Trinitair on a test flight on a Hi Fly A330. The new wingtip is capable not only of minimizing CO2 and NOX emissions in the environment. It also provides considerable improvements to the aircraft within which they are located, the improvement in payload performance, and providing a better engine life since the wear is less.
“In an industry increasingly concerned about a sustainable planet, and that seeks to have a positive impact on its daily operations, investing in environmentally-friendly technology is the right path to a better world,” says Paulo Mirpuri, president of Hi Fly and the Mirpuri Foundation.
Finally, the Trinitair wingtip, in addition to all its benefits, could save on a flight from Frankfurt to Hong Kong around 1.2 tons of fuel. That guarantees a greener environment, where the passage of air traffic could help to erase the carbon footprint considerably if it were to be implemented globally. This wingtip without a doubt is a demonstration that modernization and sustainability can also go hand in hand, in search of improvements for the environment.
Read a little more at: Actualidad Aeroespacial.