The coronavirus pandemic caused air travel to an unprecedented halt, causing chaos and jeopardizing countless jobs. However, a new visualization of the spread of the virus is unlikely to make people want to board again, even after a pandemic.
A motion model shows the effects of coughing in an airplane. Researchers have found that passengers sitting next to an infected person in a seven-row section have a 1/3 chance of getting sick after a 5-hour flight. On a shorter flight, the risk is 1/5. Scientists also found that changing the ventilation system, for example, using airflow into the cabin from under the floor, rather than from above, would reduce the risk by half or more.
It is worth noting that the study suggested that the virus could remain in the air for a long period of time.
A recent survey showed that 40% of passengers said they were going to wait a while for travel within 6 months after the quarantine was lifted. This makes companies think about measures that should be taken to secure the transport of people.
Passenger cabs have always been a danger to the transmission of all kinds of microbes, due to the proximity, common surfaces, and lack of fresh air.
Now Boeing is also experimenting with bathrooms that can sanitize themselves and kill 99.9% of germs and pathogens in just a few seconds. And the Italian aircraft interior equipment company even proposed a new concept for passenger seats. Also, many companies are considering the possibility of processing the interior with ultraviolet rays.