There is nothing worse than breathing what seems to be the stale, often smelly air on a long plane flight. With hundreds of people packed into what is getting to feel increasingly like a sardine can with magazines and peanuts (if you’re lucky) it is no wonder complaints and worries about cabin air are becoming serious. It has gotten to the point that there is even an unofficial name -Aerotoxic Syndrome – for breathing in too much poorly filtered cabin air.
How does cabin air become so bad? It seems that your fellow passengers (and you yourself!) release high concentrations of dust, fibers, skin flakes, bacteria, carbon dioxide and other microorganisms through normal activities like breathing, coughing, sneezing, and talking. As with most air quality problems, it is stuff you cannot see that’s harmful. The best and only solution for fleet owners and operators is to supply their aircraft with the best possible air filtration system available.
At APC, we have years of experience supplying the aeronautics industry with custom state-of-the-art, high quality HEPA filters. The HEPA filters we create are guaranteed to meet and/or exceed a minimum filtration efficiency of 99.97% at 0.3 micron. Our cabin air filters capture submicron particulate, the stuff you cannot see, and can also be equipped with odor filters to handle various molecular pollutants for optimum gas-phase adsorption.
While there is no way to eliminate 100% of the microorganisms the guy in seat 23F just sneezed out, APC filters are providing you the cleanest and safest air possible, in an otherwise difficult situation.