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Catching coronavirus on plane ‘extremely unlikely’ while wearing mask, Department of Defense study finds

A Defense Department study in late August utilized a mannequin and a set of sensors to examine how the coronavirus moves through aircraft cabins. (United Airlines)

October 16 (Fox News) - Flying amid the coronavirus pandemic might be safer than you thought – if everyone wears a mask. A new Department of Defense study, conducted with United Airlines, found that the risk of COVID-19 exposure is “extremely unlikely,” even on a 12-hour flight. Researchers conducted hundreds of tests aboard some of United’s Boeing 777 and 767 aircraft, both in flight and on ...

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Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen.

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to put a carbon-free commercial aircraft ...

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How clean is the air on planes?

© Photograph by Jeffrey Groeneweg and Hollandse Hoog, Redux

August 29 (National Geographic) - The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us that having access to clean air is a global health priority. While industrial pollution has dominated headlines for decades, COVID-19 brings the conversation indoors. The quality of indoor air—which way it flows, how much it does or doesn’t allow for pathogens to disperse or disappear—can make the difference between ...

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