LINCOLN, NEB —Duncan Aviation has created an installation package for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system for Bombardier Global aircraft. The packages include everything necessary for installing the ACA Ionizer system in Global aircraft, including the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), the ionizers, and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts kits.
“Additionally, the Duncan Aviation facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, will perform the necessary modification of the air ducts for the installation. The installation of the ACA packages can be done at any of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities (Battle Creek, Michigan, Provo, Utah, or Lincoln) or many of the Duncan Aviation Satellite Shops located throughout the United States,” said Manager of Avionics Install Line Pat Mapes. “When we say the kit includes everything, we mean every screw, nut, bolt, and switch necessary for the installation.”
The installation packages were developed for the Global aircraft, and the Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification Services team has also developed an STC and installation package to cover the installation of the ACA Ionization System in the Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft. Kits are available for those aircraft as well. Additional certifications for other airframes are also in work and will be shared publicly as they are completed over the next few months.
“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 neutralize harmful pathogens like 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 ionizers operate in the aircraft’s ductwork. The ionized hydrogen molecules neutralize pathogens and remove allergens and unpleasant odors, including those from pets, cigarette and cigar smoke, engine exhaust, cooking, lavatories, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found the ACA ionizer 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. The system has been tested and proven to kill the coronavirus that caused SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), as well.
As we are in the midst of cold and flu season, on top of the global pandemic, it’s good to know that the ACA Ionizer also deactivates other viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens, such as those that cause the common cold, flu (swine, avian, etc.), MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), C. diff (clostridium difficile), E. coli (Escherichia coli), pneumonia, polio, and mold.
For more information on the installation packages or to schedule a time to install the ACA system at one of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities or at any of the company’s Satellite facilities or workaway stations around the country (https://www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites), contact Regional Avionics Sales Manager Michael Kussatz at +1 531.207.3951 or email Michael.Kussatz@DuncanAviation.com.
For more information on the ACA air purification system, watch the Duncan Aviation Straight Talk webinar, “Sorting Through The Facts Of COVID-19 & Ionization Systems,” featuring epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Sippy (https://www.duncanaviation.aero/resources/straight-talk/sorting-through-the-facts-of-covid-19-and-ionization-systems).
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
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