Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) departments have gained STCs from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and EASA for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionisation system installation packages they developed for Global and Challenger 300 and 350 aircraft.
It means customers throughout Canada and the European Union can now buy these packages for their aircraft.
“We’re seeing strong demand for the ACA system in Europe and the Middle East,” said Steve Elofson, avionics installation sales rep. “A Global Express in Europe is currently having the ACA ionisation system installed in accordance with the EASA-approved STC.”
The packages include everything necessary for installing the ioniser system, including the STCs, the ionisers and PMA parts kits.
“When we say the kit includes everything, we mean every nut, bolt, screw and switch necessary for the installation,” said Pat Mapes, manager of avionics install and avionics line.
The company’s facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been modifying the air ducts for the installation; however, any of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities and many of its satellite shops are also able to perform the necessary modifications prior to installing the system. As well as the Lincoln site, Duncan Aviation’s other main facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Provo, Utah.
“This system is designed to neutralise harmful pathogens, including those that cause COVID-19, so if customers want peace of mind as they fly, this is the system for them,” said Michael Kussatz, regional avionics sales manager.
Designed to be installed in an aircraft’s existing environmental control system, the ACA ionisers operate in the aircraft’s ductwork. The system is designed to neutralise pathogens, including those that cause the flu and the common cold, as well as remove allergens and unpleasant odours, including those from pets, cigarette and cigar smoke, engine exhaust, cooking, lavatories and volatile organic compounds.
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found that within 30 minutes, the ACA ioniser inactivated 99.4% of the virus particles that cause COVID-19. The makers note the system has been tested and proven to kill the coronavirus that caused SARS as well.
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