With safety being the top priority for business aviation travelers, Dassault Aviation announced a new high efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) air filtration option for the Falcon 2000EX Series. It provides additional protection against airborne pathogens, including pandemic viruses like SARS Covid-2.
The hospital-grade filtration systems are already available for the late-model Falcon 7X and 8X. They will also be available for the new Falcon 6X, which will enter service at the end of 2022.
“While the current Omicron surge appears to be on the wane, Dassault is committed to offering upgrades that ensure the highest quality of air circulation in the cabins of Falcon aircraft,” said Jean Kayanakis, SVP at Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network.
HEPA filters can capture viruses and bacteria smaller than 0.3 microns. These filters are standardized and require strict contamination control in order to be use in hospital isolation units. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other aviation regulators recognize that HEPA filters have demonstrated excellent protection against multiple particles, including the likes of COVID-19, and recommend that aircraft operators install such filters for cabin air recirculation.
The HEPA upgrades are available through the Dassault-owned service center network.
According to Asian Sky Media’s 2020 Business Jet Fleet Report, Dassault Aviation is the fourth most popular OEM in the Asia-Pacific region, making up 8% of the fleet.
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