Author Athar Husain Khan, secretary-general, EBAA

Opinion

How HEPA filters have been purifying aircraft cabin air since the 1990s

One safeguard has kept American Airlines’ customers and team members breathing clean air at 30,000ft. HEPA filters have purified the air on American’s entire mainline fleet – and most of its regional jets – since the late 1990s. HEPA technology is also used in hospitals and medical facilities, helping keep medical environments clear of bacteria and viruses while providing clean air

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European aviation needs support for a green recovery

Economic recovery and the ambitious decarbonisation agenda need to go hand in hand. Aviation is a catalyst for growth and businesses in Europe, and at the same time it is essential that the sector meets its sustainability targets. As such, the European recovery funds need to be allocated to support the right policy, research and economic measures for the aviation sector

Opinion

The royal family of private jet manufacturers

When talking about private aviation, it would be impossible not to mention the industry’s major players. Private jet manufacturers have created jets that are airborne art, alongside their aviation capabilities

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Random aircraft boarding could reduce Covid-19 risk

Preliminary research based on computer simulations suggests that random boarding of aircraft, rather than back-to-front boarding – a procedural response to the Covid-19 pandemic – may have an even greater impact, reducing exposure rates by about 50%

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Why regional business aviation is key to a post-Covid bounce back

The demand for both business and leisure travel is running ahead of the commercial airlines’ ability to restart routes and get back to full service. This is where business aviation will show its full and real potential as a cost-effective business tool that helps to drive commerce, and not just a preserve of the rich and famous. Let’s break the mould and be ready to rebuild

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Is sustainable air travel already on the horizon?

The French government has unveiled a plan of historic importance to protect the globally recognised expertise of a community of hundreds of interdependent French and European aerospace companies, both large and small. Underpinning this ambitious plan is a desire to build the aerospace sector of the future – a digital, connected future that is both sustainable and inspires confidence

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National culture dramatically impacts industrial buying during Covid-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, purchasing from industrial suppliers actually increased in countries with high uncertainty avoidance, whilst buying was least affected in low uncertainty avoidant countries. This has implications for how suppliers can secure business in different countries during unprecedented global shocks

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