easyJet tests new fan system to improve onboard air quality

easyJet tests new fan system to improve onboard air quality


Budget airline easyJet is testing a new fan system to help improve onboard air quality and reduce its fuel bill.

The Independent reports that easyJet is fitting four A320 planes with the Zonal Dryer system, which is supposed to cut excess moisture by up to 250kg on each flight - the equivalent of 12 hold bags. This could save up to 4.5 million kg of fuel per year, if it is rolled out to the entire fleet.

The system incorporates a fan, heater and moisture-absorbing rotor, which channels dry air above passengers' heads to the crown area of the aircraft.

AvStop.com reports that the Zonal Drying System prevents condensation, which results in lower fuel consumption and emissions. It is already standard equipment on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

easyJet has committed to a 12-month trial, demonstrating its commitment to using the latest technology to minimise environmental impact. According to AvStop.com, an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is already 22 per cent less than a passenger on a traditional airline flying on the same route and aircraft.

Captain Chris Foster, easyJet's Flight Operations Manager, told AvStop.com: "Fuel is a key focus for easyJet and this is one of a number of initiatives we are implementing in order to be as environmentally responsible as possible. There is the potential to save 4.5 million kg of fuel per year by using this Zonal Dryer technology and we're confident that we'll see significant and positive results on completion of the trial."

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