Boeing tests air curtain against COVID-19 on planes



Boeing (USA) is planning to test an "air curtain" to prevent viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, from spreading between rows of seats in the passenger compartment.

Boeing said that the company is installing 20 vents in the ceiling of the plane with special 3D-printed nozzles to create a "curtain of air" in a plane.  New generation 737 Max 9.

Boeing tests air curtain against COVID-19 on planes

Boeing tests air curtain against COVID-19 on planes / ph: Boeing

Alaska Airlines contributed this aircraft to test a new technology project called ecoDemonstrator for the next 5 months.

According to Boeing, if you get on a plane and the person sitting in front of you sneezes, the droplets floating around make you nervous.  The nozzles will push the air down, away from the breathing area, and help recirculate and clean the air.

EcoDemonstrator is the eighth commercial aircraft used by Boeing engineers as a laboratory for 195 new projects.  This year, they will study the effectiveness of about 20 promising technologies, including:

 - A new aircraft engine flame retardant significantly reduces damage to the ozone layer compared to Halon 1301.

- Recycling carbon-composite scrap left over from the manufacture of 777X aircraft wings into cabin side panels.

 - "Soundproof gloves" cover the engine cover to help the aircraft operate more quietly.

Boeing tests air curtain against COVID-19 on planes

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