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Skyservice becomes dealer, installer for Aviation Clean Air


July 24, 2020
By Wings Staff


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Aviation Clean Air’s ion distribution system kills pathogens and purifies the air and aircraft surfaces by pushing air through the cabin and distributing ions throughout the aircraft interior. (Photo: Aviation Clean Air)

Skyservice Business Aviation is expanding its MRO service offerings as both a dealer and installer of Aviation Clean Air’s surface and air purification and decontamination process, designed to improve air quality throughout an aircraft by killing pathogens like COVID-19, removing allergens and destroying unpleasant odours without the use of harmful chemicals.

In May 2020, Wings contributor Phil Lightstone wrote a feature article on pathogen remediation for General Aviation and Business Aviation aircraft, including a detailed description of Aviation Clean Air’s technology.

Skyservice now offers on demand sanitization with Aviation Clean Air (ACA) portable devices at its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) locations across Canada, including Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. In addition, Skyservice now has the capability of doing on-plane permanent installs of the ACA product and is working on Supplemental Type Certificates for a range of aircraft including the Global 5000, 6000 and classic, Challenger 300/350, Hawker 800 and Falcon 7x.

“Passengers and aircraft owners have heightened concerns on the potential health risks in flying. We believe that we have partnered with a company that provides the best product on the market today,” said Emlyn David, president and CEO, Skyservice. “The ACA ionizer allows our clients to return back to flying with the confidence that harmful viruses and bacteria have been removed from the surfaces they touch and the air they breathe.”

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Skyservice notes the ACA air purification and sanitization process has been tested by Innovative BioAnalysis, which found the ACA ionizer was effective at rendering harmless the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The lab test showed that 99.4 per cent of the virus particles were inactivated within 30 minutes.

Skyservice explains ACA’s airborne ionization product takes approximately two to five days to install with minimal maintenance requirements.

Aircraft tech for combating COVID-19

“Our patented Needle Point Bi-polar Ionization, NPBI, process integrates easily within existing aircraft environment control systems and provide a natural purification process without producing harmful ozone or chemicals – a certified and proven natural cleaning process that works with the environment – not against it,” said Howard Hackney, ACA Managing Member.