Crew Humidifiers Intro
Working conditions can sometimes be challenging for flying crew. Dry air has been a necessity of evil for having a rewarding job. Pilots spraying their face in the extreme dry cockpit environment are according to our insight not uncommon. Crew members putting wet towels in their face likewise. The mantra seems to be to avoid de-hydration and prevent eyes, skin and nose from drying out.
Even though the dry air is well-known to crew, not all are aware of that it quickly becomes as dry as the driest place on earth – Death Valley. But pilots and flight attendants spending 14 to 17 hours per work session can feel the effects of it during their long-haul flights and long after.
Many airlines have significantly improved the resting facilities on-board their long-haul fleet with special crew rest compartments. But without any humidifiers the air in a crew rest compartment is even drier than in First Class.
As already stated and proven, this affects the quality of sleep and rest for the ever-so hard working airline crew. The crew on B787 can get the most out of the few ours of rest offered in the sky due to the fact that all crew rest compartments on B787 are equipped with humidification (basic/standard on the CRC SFE).
Our Crew rest humidifiers are also flying on A380 for more than 7 years. By providing humidified fresh air to the crew bunks the quality of sleeping significantly improves. As a result, the crew will become more satisfied, more likely to stay healthy and alert, and offer good service to the passengers.
According to our experience (supported by independent studies), crew also recover more quickly between flights. Notably, most of the flying B787s are equipped with the optional CTT Flight Deck Humidifier radically improving the working conditions for all 787-pilots.