Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-3017
2003-09-08

“A Dry Aircraft is a Safer Aircraft – Beating Condensation by Using Dry Air” 2003-01-3017

The airline industry seems to be providing more leisure features on planes like inflight entertainment, Internet access and Digital TV, but it seems the airline industry has ignored the issue of excess condensation on aircraft, which had plagued carriers since the birth of the airline industry. How safe are passengers when a wide body aircraft carries in excess almost a half ton of water and ice between the cabin and skin of the aircraft?
Besides the added weight straining the aircraft, excess condensation soaks wires and connectors which can cause electrical shorts. There have been instances of emergency doors frozen shut, locked by ice stemming from excess water dripping inside the plane. Extra water also causes “rain-in-the-plane”, an issue that has gained national attention and causes passenger discomfort. It's time for the industry to address what has become a serious issue. With decision makers searching for an answer on how they can ensure their passengers' safety, one way is to prevent excess condensation in aircraft. Up until now, solutions were expensive, temporary and vacuous.
CTT has taken the lead in addressing these problems and understanding the root causes. They have developed technology to which addresses these problems economically and permanently. With commercial airlines searching for the answer, CTT can present strategies to prevent these problems and help airline executives keep their passengers as safe as possible.
The speaker is the CEO of CTT Systems. The company developed a system that solves the condensation by using dry air.

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