AirSprint introduces PureSpace
AirSprint, which maintains the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, has introduced PureSpace, described by the company as a comprehensive protocol for personal safety and enhanced aircraft cleaning.
“The safety of our owners, guests and staff have always been our top priority,” said James Elian, president of AirSprint. “PureSpace is the culmination of countless hours of focus by the AirSprint leadership, safety, and operations teams, to ensure a clean and comfortable environment, no matter the destination, for everyone on-board.”
Launched in May 2020, PureSpace uses what AirSprint describes as both active and preventative measures; and ultimately based on continuous aircraft disinfectant focusing on the Bacoban cleaning product. Bacoban is a water-based cleaner/disinfectant which leaves behind a Multi-Functional Surface. Once the cleaning effect dissipates, AirSprint explains that a three-dimensional nano-structured layer, measuring 40 times thicker than human DNA, is automatically formed and left behind, allowing for up to 10 days of anti-microbial protection.
AirSprint continues to explain this ultra-thin film ensures that dust, protein and liquids will adhere loosely to the surface, allowing for its complete removal. Bacoban holds a Health Canada Drug Identification Number (DIN) and is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), having been deemed safe for food contact surfaces.
AirSprint notes it conducts regular deep disinfectant cleaning of the entire aircraft using fogging machines to coat all interior surfaces with Bacoban – this includes carpeting, seats, headliner, all hard surfaces, baggage compartments, lavatory, etc. After each flight, their crew members use Bacoban wipes to clean all hard surfaces that may have been touched to maintain disinfection.
PureSpace also includes the following countermeasures within the protocol, as described by AirSprint, which are continually evaluated:
- Personal PPE kits are provided to all guests which include masks, wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves;
- Crew members conduct daily temperature checks, wear masks, and have a limited guest contact policy;
- Aircraft medical-grade HEPA filters are replaced at half their useful lifespan; and
- They have increased the use of the AirSprint fleet to transport pilots, therefore minimizing the use of higher risk commercial travel options.
As well, every AirSprint hangar is now equipped with an OHAir MySpace air purifier, which is capable of rapidly breaking down and eliminating bacteria, allergens, viruses, odours and chemicals – and will run in the aircraft as well as communal areas between flights. AirSprint holds a fleet of Embraer Legacy 450s, Cessna Citations CJ3+ and Cessna Citations CJ2+.