Flitetec brings forward launch of aviation-grade antibacterial cleaner


Aircraft maintenance company Flitetec has launched MX14 Aero, a water-based antibacterial cleaner for soft furnishings, leather and plastics.

MX14 Aero removes ink and stain marks from leather and soft furnishings. It can also be used on interior parts including plastics in galleys, seats and lavatories, and has just gained EN1040 certification for its antibacterial qualities.

The company planned to launch the product at Aircraft Interiors Expo, which was to be held in Hamburg, Germany, at the end of March 2020, but brought the launch forward after the show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Flitetec’s customers include major airlines, helicopter manufacturers and MRO companies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

“We took the decision to launch MX14 Aero immediately following the escalation of COVID-19,” said Trevor Lea, managing director at Flitetec. “The outbreak has affected all sectors of the economy, especially aviation. Following the safety directive recently issued by EASA, MX14 Aero will help to combat the spread of coronavirus, with EASA recommending that airlines on all routes step up the frequency of cleaning as a preventative measure.

“MX14 is formulated to not only comply with the required regulations and conform to rigorous aerospace specifications, but it is also the only cleaner in the industry to be 100% biodegradable, with no chlorines, bleaches or solvents, leading the way to a greener cabin and planet. All packaging is made of recyclable materials and it has refillable dispensers, so no single use plastic is involved.”

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