Accession Number:

ADA109044

Title:

A Review of Aircraft Cabin Conditioning for Operations in Australia

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A review is presented of aircraft cabin conditioning. This review has been undertaken because of the inadequate performance of many aircraft air conditioning systems in the hottest conditions encountered in Australia. The factors included in this study were the climatic conditions both Australia and world-wide, human performance in hot conditions, the heat balance of aircraft cabins, cooling system performance, and specification of cabin environment control systems. It is concluded that climatic conditions in Australia are not severe in a world-wide context, and that there is no technological reason why the cabin conditioning systems of aircraft should be inadequate. Compliance with present RAAF specifications will provide an acceptable cabin environment for operation of aircraft in Australia. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE