Duncan Aviation has created an installation package for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionisation system for Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350 aircraft.
The packages include everything necessary for installing the ACA ioniser system, including the STC, the ionisers and parts kits.
“Although our facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been modifying the air ducts for the installation, any of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities, Battle Creek (Michigan), Provo (Utah) and Lincoln – or many of the company’s 27 satellite shops – are able to perform the necessary modifications prior to installing the ACA ioniser system,” said Pat Mapes, manager of avionics install and avionics line. “When we say the kit includes everything, we mean every screw, nut, bolt and switch necessary for the installation.”
The teams have also created ACA ionisation installation packages for Bombardier Global models. Kits are currently available for those aircraft, and they can also be installed at any of the three main Duncan Aviation facilities or satellite shops.
“There’s been great interest in the industry for the ACA system,” said Mapes. “Our sales teams are fielding calls from customers who are interested in other makes and models of aircraft, too. 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.”
Designed to be installed in an aircraft’s existing environmental control system, the ACA ionisers operate in the aircraft’s ductwork. The ionised hydrogen molecules neutralise pathogens and remove allergens and unpleasant odours.
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found the ACA ioniser effective at rendering harmless the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The lab test showed that 99.4% of the virus particles were inactivated within 30 minutes.
Duncan Aviation noted the system has also been tested and proven to kill the coronavirus that caused SARS. It continued that the system deactivates other viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens, such as those that cause the common cold, flu (swine, avian, etc.), MRSA, C. diff, E. coli, pneumonia, polio and mould.