Responding to COVID-19 concerns, Flying Colours teams with Aviation Clean Air


Aviation Clean Air (ACA)’s Needle Point Bi-Polar Ionisation (NPBI) system can now be installed on in-service aircraft at Flying Colours’ facilities in Canada and the USA. The centre noted it was already in advanced discussions to install the system with several Bombardier Learjet and Challenger operators; and anticipated other requests over the coming months for other business aircraft models.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many owners and operators think about air quality in the aircraft as the need to minimise the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and enhance well-being in the air, is now imperative,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president at Flying Colours. “We have teamed with ACA in response to customer demand for the installation of air systems that will keep them safe and improve air quality. We anticipate the ACA units are going to be extremely popular in refurbishments and completions going forwards.”

The ACA system uses a proactive ionisation purification process that the company says kills pathogens – including the novel Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 – in the air and on surfaces throughout the aircraft. The system is also designed to eliminate odours and allergens to enhance overall air quality. Integrating with the existing environment control system, the natural purification process is designed to work without producing harmful ozone or chemicals to circulate clean air throughout the aircraft. Flying Colours noted the components are easy to install and have minimal maintenance requirements.

“We are very pleased to add Flying Colours Corp to our distributor portfolio,” said added Howard Hackney, managing member at ACA. “They have a great reputation and are known for anticipating, and responding to, their client needs. As more and more aircraft owners want to have purer, cleaner cabin air, we are signing agreements with companies we know will work hard on our behalf and support customers in their quest for clean air. It’s great to have Flying Colours on board with us.”

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