Should be air travel possible again, some people may ask: Carries a particularly high risk of infection to fly in times of Corona-pandemic?Due to a number of relaxations also air travel are not too far off. In aircraft cabins passengers are but for a longer period of time in a confined space. A lot of people make in thoughts the climate and equipment: Spread these viruses in addition?
In an aircraft are people in the longer time together in a confined space. A Situation that should be avoided, according to experts in Corona times actually. The air conditioner* to spread viruses more? The Airbus chief engineer Jean-Brice Dumont explains the facts.
virus spreader in the plane? Air-conditioning provides air conditions, such as in the hospital
According to the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, a complex and a closed ventilation system in the passenger aircraft for a very clean air and a low risk of infection on Board . It ensures that the air in the cabin is renewed every two to three minutes and the quality is in a hospital. "The air in the plane is landing cleaner than after the Closing of the doors at the Start," says Airbus chief engineer Jean-Brice Dumont.
the air in The plane, a mixture of outdoor air and recycled cabin air , will be in the air conditioning system by high-performance filter directed. In the process, micro-particles are deposited: particle, such as the Coronavirus can be removed according to Airbus, with a probability of 99.97% from the air . In addition, the air in the cabin is constantly flowing from the ceiling down and the floor vacuumed again. So there is no sideways in the longitudinal direction of a horizontal current of air that could launch viruses "around".
the air in The 10,000 meters altitude is very dry, with a minus of 50 degrees Celsius is very cold and contains no oxygen. The air pressure is very low. In the passenger cabin of an aircraft, however, prevail air conditions, the need to meet the needs of the people with regard to temperature, pressure, oxygen content, moisture and quality. Air conditioners are part of a system that produces these conditions and in a controlled manner.
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Coronavirus-spread in the plane: infection via direct contact still possible
An infection by Coughs or direct contact, however, is also in the plane - just when people are sitting close to each other, and from all over the world come together. "It is necessary that the passengers carry on the plane masks* and all of the hygiene measures to be taken," explains Dumont. From Entering the airport until the arrival there is sometimes a close-meshed safety net of the mask of duty to the disinfection of the hands.
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