Textron Aviation service centres are now offering the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) cabin ionisation system as a retrofit option on certain Beechcraft and Cessna models.
The system is approved for installation on the Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet, Citation Sovereign series and Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ series midsize jets, as well as the Beechcraft King Air 300-series aircraft. Continued development is planned for other Textron Aviation aircraft models.
“In today’s world, cabin air quality has never been more important,” said Brian Rohloff, senior vice president of customer service. “The ACA system enhances the capabilities of the interior environmental control system, providing an inflight experience that offers peace of mind. We are offering this to Beechcraft and Cessna customers as an aftermarket option to provide them the reassurance of a neutralised and purified cabin.”
Using an indication panel for easy operation, the ACA Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization (NPBI) system is installed in the aircraft’s environmental control system. It emits cold plasma which allows positive and negative ions to attach to water vapour molecules in the air, causing a molecular reaction that neutralises gases, spores, viruses and bacteria. According to ACA, tests have proven effective against several bacteria, spores, odours, static electricity and viruses, including COVID-19.
The ACA NPBI System takes effect within minutes and is designed to constantly decontaminate the cabin’s interior, including the air and surfaces.