EUROPEAN aircraft maker Airbus SE is working with all customers and operators, including AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines, on the subject of cabin air quality systems on all Airbus aircraft.
Airbus Malaysia head of country Raymond Lim said, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aircraft maker have highlighted the special measures that being putting together, as an industry, to safeguard passengers and crews.
Speaking to The New Straits Times, he said the aircraft maker want to reiterate that these measures are industry wide and not airlines specific. As to the well-being of passengers and crew on-board the aircraft, he would like to highlight that the cabin is already one of the safest environments in the transport system.
On health safety aspect, Raymond said additional protection measures being introduced by airlines for passengers and crew include the wearing of masks on-board and management of passenger flows inside the cabin during boarding, flight and disembarkation.
He said airlines are also putting in place enhanced cleaning procedures that are safe and effective, that covers the whole cabin, including fittings around each seat, galleys and lavatories.
He said Airbus is part of an industry-wide effort which include bodies such as International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airports Council International (ACI) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) working toward putting in place special measures to safeguard passengers and crews.