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Airtecnics Air Curtains in Airports: Enhancing Efficiency and Comfort


Airports are bustling hubs of activity that require precise and reliable climate control solutions to ensure passenger comfort, energy efficiency, and operational effectiveness. Air curtains, a critical component in maintaining indoor climate conditions, are indispensable in such environments. Airtecnics, a leading manufacturer of air curtains, has demonstrated its expertise in providing high-quality solutions tailored to the unique needs of airports around the world. This article explores the various installations and benefits of Airtecnics air curtains in airport settings, highlighting their versatility, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal.

The Importance of Air Curtains in Airports

Airports have multiple types of doors, each with specific requirements for air curtains. From passenger boarding bridges to hangar doors, air curtains play a vital role in maintaining indoor climate conditions, reducing energy consumption, and enhancing passenger comfort. The high foot traffic, varying weather conditions, and diverse door types necessitate robust and efficient air curtain solutions.

Case Studies: Airtecnics Air Curtains in Action

El Prat Airport, Barcelona

El Prat Airport in Barcelona has employed the Windbox (WB) SMG range of high-pressure air curtains for gates that open directly to the tarmac. These robust units are engineered to manage the challenging conditions in such environments, efficiently separating indoor and outdoor climates, which helps reduce energy costs. Additionally, ZEN models with information signage are installed in Terminal 1, and Optima models are used on multiple support goalposts throughout El Prat Airport.

Airtecnics' Air Curtains in El Prat Airport, Barcelona

Hamad International Airport, Doha

Hamad International Airport, also known as the New Doha International Airport, showcases the luxurious integration of Airtecnics air curtains. The ZEN air curtains installed here are both efficient and elegant, blending seamlessly into the airport's opulent design. These air curtains prevent smoke from escaping the smoking areas into relaxation zones, ensuring clean and odor-free environments. Additionally, Windbox (WB) M and G air curtains with invisible metal inlet grilles complement the airport's expressionist architecture while addressing the climate control challenges posed by Qatar's high external temperatures.

Airtecnics' Air Curtains in Hamad International Airport, Doha

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York

To manage the increasing traffic at JFK Airport, Airtecnics installed custom-designed Rotowind air curtains at several entrances. By removing the wings of revolving doors and replacing them with automatic sliding doors, the airport maintained its structural integrity and reduced the total project budget. The high-powered Rotowind air curtains, with their EC fans and hot water heating, provide a seamless and efficient solution, ensuring maximum capacity and ease of movement while maintaining energy efficiency and aesthetic harmony.

Airtecnics' Air Curtain Installations in John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York

Brasov International Airport in Romania

The newly constructed Brasov International Airport in Romania features multiple Windbox air curtains. These versatile units, installed both vertically and horizontally, create effective thermal barriers at various entrances, ensuring comfort for passengers and staff. The advanced control systems allow for optimal regulation of speed and heating, enhancing the overall energy efficiency of the airport.

Customization and Aesthetic Integration

Airtecnics excels in providing customizable air curtain solutions that integrate seamlessly into the architectural environment of airports. The ZEN air curtain, in particular, offers endless customization possibilities with its front panels, which can incorporate informative signage, logos, or even artistic designs. At Barcelona Airport, the ZEN air curtains display customer guidance information, enhancing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

The Benefits of Air Curtains in Airports

Air curtains offer numerous benefits that make them an ideal solution for airports:

  • Energy Efficiency: Air curtains create an invisible barrier that prevents the exchange of indoor and outdoor air, reducing the need for heating or cooling. This results in significant energy savings and a lower carbon footprint.
  • Comfort and Cleanliness: By maintaining a stable indoor temperature and preventing the ingress of dust, pollutants, and insects, air curtains enhance the comfort and cleanliness of airport terminals.
  • Increased Security and Safety: Air curtains facilitate the escape of people through doors that can be kept open during emergencies, enhancing safety without compromising security.
  • Operational Efficiency: Airports can handle higher traffic volumes more efficiently, as air curtains allow for unobstructed movement of passengers and lugga

Airtecnics air curtains are an essential component in modern airport infrastructure, offering a blend of efficiency, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Through installations at prominent airports such as Heathrow, El Prat, Hamad International, JFK, and Brasov, Airtecnics has demonstrated its capability to address diverse climate control challenges. By providing tailored solutions that enhance energy efficiency, passenger comfort, and operational effectiveness, Airtecnics continues to be a valuable partner for airports worldwide.

As airports continue to evolve and expand, the role of air curtains will become increasingly critical in maintaining optimal indoor environments. Airtecnics' commitment to innovation, design excellence, and sustainability ensures that their air curtains will remain at the forefront of climate control solutions for airports, contributing to the overall efficiency and success of these vital transportation hubs.


For more information on our extensive range of Air Curtains and to discover how they can benefit your business by enhancing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and creating a more comfortable environment for both employees and customers, visit Airtècnics North America's website.

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