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Improving air quality in aircraft cabins using 'measurements in the sky' and innovative designs and technologies

Objective

Cabin air addresses growing concerns over air quality in commercial aircraft. Problems addressed include risk of disease transmission; impact of elevated pollutant levels (due to recirculation of air) and low humidity on occupants. A measurement program on board generic aircraft will relate cabin air quality to the performance of environmental control systems (ECS), filtration systems, cabin air distribution and energy consumption. Cabin air will provide innovative designs and technical solutions for ECS, filtration and cabin air distribution and control while optimising cabin air quality and minimising fuel consumption. Guidelines on pre-normative European standards will be drafted. Expected results include a comprehensive survey of cabin air quality and solutions for oxygen enrichment of cabin air, reduction or elimination of air bleed leading to improved engine operation, enhanced systems and novel air distribution (local supply and control).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
Address
Bucknalls Lane
WD25 9XX Garston,watford,herts
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Heathrow Airport
TW6 2JA London
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES AERAULIQUES ET THERMIQUES
France
Address
Bd Du 11 Novembre 1918, 27-29
Villeurbanne
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
Address
Aviation House
RH6 0YR Gatwick Airport
FAIRCHILD DORNIER GMBH
Germany
Address
Oberpfaffenhofen - Flugplatz
82230 Wessling
HONEYWELL NORMALAIR-GARRETT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address

BA20 2YD Bath
KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES
Netherlands
Address

1117 ZL Schiphol
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
5,Lange Kleiweg 5
2600 AA Delft
NORGES BYGGFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 3B Blindern
0314 Oslo
PALL EUROPE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Road, Farlington
PO6 1TD Portsmouth
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD&CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Dahlewitz
SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM
Sweden
Address
Frösundoviks Allé 1, Solna
195 87 Stockholm
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Raf Henlow
SG16 6DN Bedfordshire
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetstrasse 2
45117 Essen