“The B747-8i is the latest and largest aircraft Boeing has built and to be part of this initial VVIP project is a huge success for us. It will be the prime Cair™ system we have developed as it covers all sections of the aircraft, both main and upper deck” says Ulf Liljenberg, Vice President Sales & Marketing of CTT Systems.
Cair™ is focused on the passengers’ health and comfort by providing humidification of the extremely dry aircraft cabins without causing condensation. Cair™ gives a pleasant relative humidity of around 20%, compared to 3-5% without, for the passengers, thereby reducing dry air related problems (e.g. fatigue, jet-lag, red eyes, dry skin, spread of virus diseases).
The Cair™ system is based on evaporative cooling technology and uses a method that effectively precludes the transfer of bacteria within the aircraft. The dual-purpose system increases humidity for greater comfort and incorporates the Zonal Drying™ System to counter condensation problems.
CTT’s Zonal Drying™ System has been selected as basic equipment for the new B787 “Dreamliner” and CTT’s humidifiers are options in crew rest compartments and on flight deck. The A380 offers CTT’s humidifiers as option in crew rest compartments. CTT will also supply the Zonal Drying™ system and the Cair™ system for the A350 aircraft, as options.
Boeing has 109 orders for the B747-8i aircraft of which 8 are VIP and/or head of state aircraft.