The Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry



Volume 21, Number 2, pp. 35-42




A cost-efficient design change for enhancing the aircraft cabin air supply

Graeme A. Davidson

Consulting aero-engineer, 6 Arran Court, Kirk St, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The goal of this paper is to propose an alternative means of heating and pressurizing modern airliner cabins. It provides a personal overview of bleed air, its uses and problems, and of aircraft gas turbine engine types. This sets the scene for reconfiguring the present bleed air system, without major redesign and certification issues.


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