Satair has signed a commercial distribution agreement with Aviation Clean Air (ACA) regarding the latter’s patented Air Ionization and Purification System, applicable for all aircraft types. The proactive ACA system, which has FAA certification for installation on board, is designed to deactivate airborne pathogens, viruses and bacteria while also reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odours.
“This product has been utilised in VIP and military operation for years, and now will be made available to all airline customers via Satair,” said Matt Jessee, head of business development, global distribution, Satair. “With this value proposition Satair is addressing airline customers’ desire to be provided with more than the standard solutions. At Satair, we are very proud and excited to offer ACA’s cutting-edge technology in a joint effort to aid commercial airline recovery. The addition of ACA’s innovative product presents the opportunity of automation to airline customers with installation of this technology for enhanced cabin and airport operations cleaning.”
The system uses needlepoint bipolar ionisation (NPBI) technology, leveraging an electronic charge to create a high concentration of positive and negative ions. ACA notes that these ions travel through the air continuously seeking out and attaching to particles, setting in motion a continuous pattern of particle combination – as these particles become larger, they are eliminated from the air with increased speed. Additionally, the company says positive and negative ions have microbicidal effects on pathogens, ultimately reducing the infectivity abilities of viruses and bacterial pathogens.
“Test results have proven that our NPBI concept neutralises many pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 without representing any health risks, as this technology does not create ozone,” said Howard Hackney, managing director of ACA.
Satair said it would continue to work on aftermarket solutions for other antimicrobial projects and COVID-19-related initiatives, complementing existing products such as HEPA filtration and cabin air flow solutions, and enhanced alternate cleaning solutions.