Boeing Names Donaldson to Provide New 787 Air Purification System

Passengers will arrive feeling more refreshed when they fly on the new 787 Dreamliner thanks to a combination of innovative features onboard the new Boeing [NYSE:BA] commercial jetliner, including a new filtration system being provided by Donaldson Company, Inc.

The Donaldson Air Purification System removes gaseous irritants and odors from the aircraft cabin, as well as allergens, bacteria and viruses.

"Today's airplanes have very clean air thanks to HEPA filtration which removes particulates from the air," said Mike Bair, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "The 787 will be the first commercial jetliner to have this new gaseous filtration technology for even cleaner air. It's just one of the ways we are providing a better flying experience for the world's travelers."

Dan Adamek, manager of Aerospace Engineering for Donaldson, said, "We're proud to support Boeing in its mission to provide an unsurpassed experience for aircraft passengers and crew."

Other passenger-pleasing elements of the 787 interior include a lower cabin altitude, increased humidity, larger windows, bigger stowage bins, LED lighting, wireless in-flight entertainment and straighter sidewalls.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience. The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 223 passengers in three classes of seating with a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). The 787-3 will carry 296 passengers in two-class seating on ranges up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 kilometers). The 787-9, a longer version of the 787-8, will carry 259 passengers in three classes with a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,400 kilometers).

Donaldson Company, Inc.

Donaldson Company, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is a worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. Founded in 1915, Donaldson serves customers in the industrial and engine markets including in-plant air cleaning, compressed air and gas purification, power generation, aerospace and defense, off-road equipment and trucks.

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