IndiGo partners with Altered to achieve 98% water conservation on its flights

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National, January 23, 2024: IndiGo, India’s preferred airline, has partnered with Swedish innovation company Altered, to fit its fleet of aircraft with innovative nozzles that can help reduce on-board water consumption by up to 98%. Altered is a leading producer of innovative products that deploy patented technologies to reduce water consumption from taps and faucets.

As part of the association between IndiGo and Altered, the airline’s fleet of Airbus have been fitted with customized water saving nozzles. This innovative solution will lead to savings from fuel and water cost, along with significant reduction in carbon emissions. This is perhaps the first of its kind application of water conservation solutions for the aviation sector. The modification will also help solve the challenge of water quantity in long flights.

Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, IndiGo said, “IndiGo is proud to partner with Altered to integrate this low effort but high impact solution for making our day-to-day operations more sustainable. As India’s leading airline, we are committed to help address the scarcity of natural resources and the increasing impact of climate change. We understand the importance of sustainability for our future generations, and with this new initiative, we aim to conserve water and reduce carbon emissions in our operations.”

Johan Nihlen, CEO of Altered, said, Our ambition is to redefine water saving for everyone and partnering with IndiGo gave us a golden opportunity to bring a significant impact through a small change. Today, IndiGo is the world’s first airline to integrate our solution across its fleet, setting a sustainable benchmark for the industry.”

This project is supported by the “India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator” (ISIA) programme that is part of the intergovernmental cooperation between the countries in new and renewable energy technologies, backed by Swedish Energy Agency and supported by Business Sweden and CII – Green Business Centre. The aim of the programme is to mitigate climate change through a transition to clean energy in India.

IndiGo is the first airline in India to work towards good governance and an overall improvement in environmental and social performance. It is amongst the lowest CO2 emitting airlines in the world. Its A320 NEO family aircraft helped avoid 1 million+ tons of CO2 emissions in FY 2023. IndiGo is determined to be a leading airline in the world, focussed on enhancing sustainability.

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