When you book a private jet charter you want to trust that you are getting the best of everything. You will fly comfortably and without having to waste time queuing before boarding. The cabin is fitted with the most luxurious seats, entertainment systems and all luxuries you would find at a five-star hotel. What about the air you breathe while up there? Is it as top in quality? Yes. There are many ways in which jets ensure occupants get the highest quality of air.
100% Fresh Air Systems
This is a system that continuously expels air from the cabin and replaces it with fresh air from outside. This air is let in through the engines. From here, the air is compressed and sterilized before it is let into the cabin. This clean air circulates in the cabins and is removed through valves and vents as more air comes in. This cycle goes on for as long as the plane’s engines are running. The air in the cabin is replaced every two or three minutes.
Recirculated Air Systems
These are systems that work like the car’s air conditioning. They clean and circulate the same air in the cabin. The air is mixed with some fresh air, cleaned and then recirculated in the cabin. The percentage of fresh air added in every cycle differs from one make to the other. To ensure that the air is at its safest, the cabins in private jets are fitted with HEPA filters. These are advanced filtering systems with an ability to trap bacteria and virus particles removing them from air.
The main advantage of the recirculated air system is that it makes it easy to control the air’s humidity and temperatures.
Fresh vs Recirculated Air
Which type of air circulation is in the jet I choose? You can find a jet with either. You can choose a plane that has your preferred type of circulation. No matter which one you choose, you can rest easy knowing that the air you breathe in is safe and free of any contaminants. With the systems ensuring perfect flow of air, the possibility of airborne microorganisms being spread is very low. This has become an increased concern especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting the world. Some other considerations to bear in mind when choosing a jet to hire are:
- Size and capacity of the jet
- Luggage limitation
- Additional services available such as cooking, hotel reservations, etc.
Is the air in private jets cleaner than the one on a commercial flight? Most commercial planes use HEPA filters to ensure sufficient air circulation in the cabin. This means that the air quality may be the same as that of a private jet. However, the jet has one advantage. You will not be seated in close proximity with others because the cabin is spacious. This means that exposure to airborne viruses is significantly reduced in jets.