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Airbus Services COVID-19

Safety has always been the greatest priority in aviation, and for decades our industry has proven its ability to manage risks in a professional, innovative and globally-coordinated way.

Airbus’ response to COVID-19 involves a company mobilisation as unprecedented as the coronavirus itself: with 53 crisis management teams mobilised around the world, and employees who are demonstrating an unwavering commitment to adapt, realign and reinvent as the situation evolves.

Answering your questions

Everyone has questions about how to protect their health while traveling. As we take to the skies again we want to provide facts to reassure so we can make sure flying continues to be a source of enjoyment for all.

Is the cabin air clean?

 

We have leveraged innovation for decades to design a cabin environment which is safe for passengers and crew to breathe clean air throughout their journeys. 

The air in the cabin is renewed about every 2-3 minutes. It is a mix of fresh air drawn from outside and purified air from the cabin that has passed through extremely efficient filters. These are called High-Efficiency-Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) filters, which remove more than 99.9% of particles present in the air, down to the size of microscopic bacteria and virus clusters.

Air enters the cabin through vents near the overhead bins, travelling downwards before being removed via vents in the floor. This strong downwards flow prevents horizontal air movement within the cabin, reducing risk of cross-contamination between adjacent seat rows.

The air is then either expelled from the aircraft or recirculated via the HEPA filters.

In other words the cabin air is clean!

 

Cabin air flow and ventilation in an Airbus aircraft: How does it work?

 

The air in Airbus aircraft cabins is a mix of fresh air drawn from outside, and recirculated air. Recirculated cabin air goes through High-Efficiency-Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) filters, which remove particles in the air down to the size of microscopic bacteria and virus clusters. The cabin air is exchanged about every 2-3 minutes which enables a high virus dilution rate. Read less Read more

Is cabin environment safe and clean?

Airlines perform thorough cleaning and disinfection routines to create a hygienic environment for everyone on board. Specialised teams work with highly efficient approved products and disinfectants to conduct deep cleaning of aircraft cabins, lavatories and their surfaces, crew rest and galley working areas as well as the cockpit. 

Airbus provides information to airlines and operators on appropriate cleaning procedures - pre-flight - as well as on the type of cleaning products to use in the aircraft. 

At Airbus, we are engaging and exchanging information with airlines and operators on appropriate cleaning procedures as well as on the type of cleaning products to use in the aircraft.

In addition, we collaborate with airlines and aviation partners to look into alternative and promising methods to disinfect.

Airbus Cabin Sanitisation Methods
  • Fogging (also known as spraying or misting): Using a fogging machine to spray disinfectant liquid on aircraft surfaces 
  • Thermal treatment: Heating the cabin to a temperature much higher than usual ambient temperature
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light: Exposing aircraft surfaces to short-wave ultraviolet (UV-C) light
  • We are also exploring use cases for active ion generation for disinfection.

Integrated Services Portfolios

Portfolios adapated to COVID-19 crisis to support our Customers

The A380 is sized to be compatible with taxiways, runways and parking aprons at airports around the world

Aircraft Parking & Storage

Airbus Services teams are working to adapt maintenance recommendations and support customers which have fleets partially or wholly grounded during this period.

New interactive maintenance distance learning: getting ready for operations re-start

Connecting through Digital Solutions

The COVID-19 crisis has led to world-wide travel bans and a signifcant reduction in global flight hours. Consequently, leading to an increase in need for remote or distance working. Airbus Services have adapted our offer where possible to meet this need.

Aircraft cabin with disruptive biotechnology solutions for aviation security operations

Collaboration for Business Adaptation

During this challenging period, Airbus Services continures to take steps forward in the co-development of solutions for aircraft and airport security operations, by extending research activities with our partners.

Our Solutions

Skywise Parking Management

Aircraft Parking Consulting Services

TESTIA Chemical Testing

TESTIA Smart UE1 Tool

Skywise Academy Premium eLearning

Interactive Maintenance Distance Learning

TESTIA Remote Assistance

Flight Training Solutions

Cabin to Cargo Service Bulletin Solutions

Biotechnology Solutions for Aviation Security Operations

NAVBLUE Flight Operations Consulting

NAVBLUE Flight Operations Engineering Services

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Share your voice

We want to know your thoughts and feelings about traveling today

 

 

When do you think you might be willing travelling again?*

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When travel restriction will be lifted, how often do you think you will travel?*

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What will be your typical purpose of travel?*

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What is your business type? *

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