BASF and AAR team up to improve cabin air


A new agreement has been reached by BASF and AAR, focused on improving aircraft cabin air quality. AAR will now act as a distributor of BASF’s Deoxo cabin ozone/volatile organic compound (VOC) converters and converter MRO services.

“The collaboration of the two industry leaders BASF and AAR will extend the availability of Deoxo ozone and ozone/VOC converters and better service customers around the world,” said Ying Wu, general manager of Clean Air Business at BASF.

“As the leading company in aircraft ozone/VOC converters, BASF is developing new technology to further improve aircraft cabin air quality for the health and safety of the crew and passengers.”

BASF’s technology is designed to improve cabin air by removing ozone and reducing certain hydrocarbon compounds responsible for unpleasant odors such as jet fuel smell. Sources of these odors include lubricant leaks and on-ground maintenance activities.

“We are excited to partner with BASF to support the implementation and maintenance of this vital technology around the globe,” said Eric Young, senior vice president of OEM solutions at AAR.

“We are proud that AAR’s experience in aftermarket sales, repair management and customer support will help to protect passengers and crew worldwide from the negative health effects of ozone in the aircraft cabin.”

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