help alliance: Help for 10,000 children and adolescentsBrexit: Current statusActive Sound Insulation: Optimising the existing fleet Study: Aviation supports 65.5 Million jobs
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Help for 10,000 children and adolescents
Providing access to education for disadvantaged children and adolescents and opening doors to opportunities for them is the declared goal of help alliance. In more than 30 projects – proposed and run voluntarily by Lufthansa Group employees – the Group‘s non-profit aid organisation supports around 10,000 people around the world each year. Besides focusing on education and training, help alliance also supports entrepreneurial approaches. All project content is based on the United Nations’ sustainability goals and the standards of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The administrative costs are borne entirely by the Lufthansa Group. This way, every euro donated gets through to the children and adolescents.
Your opinion counts!
The Lufthansa Group seeks to maintain continuous communication with its stakeholders. On 15 October 2018, the Group will once again launch an online stakeholder survey on key sustainability issues. We would like to invite you to take part in this survey.
Your assessments will help us to focus on our commitment to upholding sustainable and responsible business practices. As of 15 October, this link will take you to the survey, which will take you about ten minutes to complete.
Optimising the existing fleet
With each new generation of aircraft, noise emissions fall significantly. But what happens during their usage phase? With the support of Lufthansa Technik and other partners, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is exploring ways it can optimise existing fleets. The DLR expects audible improvements, in particular from the casings on landing gear and the new thrusters on engines. The development, approval and testing of noise abatement measures takes several years of preparation.
DLR and Lufthansa have been researching retrofit measures for existing fleets since 2001 – with success. For example, the partners have developed small vortex generators that eliminate annoying sounds and so reduce the noise experienced on approach by up to 4 decibels. This is now industry standard. To date, more than 200 aircraft of the A320 family in the Lufthansa Group have already been equipped with this component.
Aviation supports 65.5 Million jobs
In October 2018, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) published its latest report on the economic effects of aviation worldwide.
Current facts and figures: in its most recent report, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) examined in detail the importance of air traffic for individual regions and countries around the world.