6 FEBRUARY 2017
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Different light settings designed to fit with the day- and night-time biorhythms of passengers are to be used by Lufthansa on its new A350-900 to combat jetlag from the effects of flying across different time zones.
The airline, which claimed last week it would be the first in the world to use the system, made the announcement as it presented its new long-haul flagship to the public for the first time. The first A350-900 will be named after the city of Nuremberg.
Dr Reinhold Huber of Lufthansa’s customer experience department said: “The introduction of the A350-900 makes it possible for the first time to fit with passengers’ biorhythms by providing the right type of light at the right time.”
The new LED technology, which the airline also plans to retrofit to its B747-800s, can provide around 24 different settings, including an effect to emulate a “pleasant restaurant atmosphere” on board during mealtimes.
The A350-900, dubbed by Lufthansa the world's most advanced long-haul aircraft, was presented to the public in Munich with a spectacular light show and an official unveiling ceremony in the Lufthansa Technik hangar in the presence of 2,000 employees and guests.
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