Finnair ATR fleet to be fitted with HEPA filters for improved air quality

Finnair (Norra-Nordic Regional Airlines) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) OH-ATL (msn 851) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 950980.

Finnair is installing High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters on the recirculation system of its entire ATR turboprop fleet as one of the first airlines in the world.

The HEPA air filtration system is the most effective technology for cleansing and purifying aircraft compartments air. The particulate filtration removes dust, allergens, bacteria, viruses and other irritating particles from the cabin air with an efficiency of 99.97%.

Finnair’s Airbus and Embraer aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, and now HEPA filters are available also for ATR aircraft.

Finnair’s ATR fleet currently consists of twelve aircraft, operated by Finnair’s partner company Norra on short haul routes in domestic and regional traffic.

The installations of the HEPA filters in the ATR fleet will begin in June and be completed by early 2022.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair (Norra-Nordic Regional Airlines) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) OH-ATL (msn 851) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 950980.