Well-being& comfort aboard
… / Air quality

Atmosphere

Breathe Easy, you’re flying Airbus

In Airbus jetliners, cabin air is recycled every two-to-three minutes to help ensure maximum levels of passenger comfort.
In Airbus jetliners, cabin air is recycled every two-to-three minutes to help ensure maximum levels of passenger comfort.

Effective cabin air conditioning is a major factor in maintaining high levels of passenger comfort. Advanced environmental control systems maintain an airy, yet draught-free, environment. 

The cabin crew have precise control over the temperature in more individual zones of the aircraft throughout the journey, optimizing levels of comfort for passengers at all times. The air in the entire aircraft cabin is completely replaced every two to three minutes and outside air replenishes the cabin air constantly through mixing with the recirculated air. High efficiency filters remove 99.99 per cent of particulate and organic matter. 

Together with highly controlled air circulation patterns with no longitudinal flow, even the most miniscule organic materials are efficiently and quickly removed from the cabin. 

On the ground, Airbus’ unique Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) converter keeps cabin air free of Kerosene odours from other aircraft. In the cabin gaseous filters installed in the recirculation system remove odours produced by cabin services, e.g. during meal service, providing an outstanding level of purity to passengers.