Airbus services company Satair has signed a commercial agreement for the distribution of Aviation Clean Air’s (ACA) air ionisation and purification system.

    The ACA airborne unit is a patented air ionisation and purification system certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for aircraft installation.

    The company says the technology deactivates airborne pathogens, viruses and bacteria while congruently reducing volatile organic compounds and odours.

    Satair’s head of business development of global distribution, Matt Jessee says: “This product has been utilised in VIP and military operation for years, and now will be made available to all airline customers via 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.”

    Needlepoint bipolar ionisation

    The system, which uses needlepoint bipolar ionisation technology, works by leveraging an electronic charge to create a high concentration of positive and negative ions and these ions then travel through the air continuously seeking out and attaching to particles, setting in motion a continuous pattern of particle combination.

    Howard Hackney, Managing Director of Aviation Clean Air says test results have proven that the company’s needlepoint bipolar ionisation concept neutralises many pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 without representing any health risks, as this technology does not create ozone.

    Satair says it will continue to work on aftermarket solutions for other antimicrobial projects and Covid-19 related initiatives to offer products with tailored solutions, complementing the already existing products such as HEPA filtration, and cabin air flow solutions and enhanced alternate cleaning solutions.