Pilotman52 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
I was wondering how a commercial aircraft gets some humidity in the air for the cabin during flight. To tell you the truth, I'm not even sure if they have a system that can control that. It gets pretty dry up there, especially during long flights. Just curious! Thanks a lot.
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
I don't know how the climate is controlled but I was just thumbing through this months Popular Science and it goes on to say that the 7E7 will have a humidity control system to add a bit of humidity in the cabin so it isn't like the Sahara.
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3820 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
Dry air and not too high temperature in the cabin help to avoid bad odors. Just imagine a warm, humid cabin climate!
Well I know there are more reasons than this, but this is one of the reasons why they dont have a slightly more humid climate. Heck, it would be easy to have it, trechnically. Air humidifiers are nothing fancy.
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
Airways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
If you would like to learn more about the technologies of cabin humidity and related stuff, I suggest you visit CTT's website. CTT is a manufaturer of moisture management systems to get humidity on the right level.
Both, Airbus and Boeing are offering CTT's products as options on certain planes.