Riblets Reduce Drag, Emissions On Swiss Flight

SWISS International Air Lines
Covering the 777-300ER’s fuselage and nacelles with AeroShark film required the application of more than 2,500 adhesive panels.
Credit: Swiss International Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines has become the first carrier to deploy drag-reducing riblet technology on passenger services, with the Oct. 14 Zurich-Miami flight of a Boeing 777-300ER with AeroShark film applied to its fuselage and engine nacelles. Developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF, the...

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