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Duncan Aviation Offering An Air Purification Upgrade

This tiny but powerful ionizer fits into an aircraft's existing air ducts. Click image for high-res download.

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that its three main facilities and its Satellite Shops throughout the country are now installing a chemical-free air purification system from Aviation Clean Air (ACA). We’ve installed this component in Gulfstream aircraft, and are working on certification paths for other makes/models.

Designed to be installed in your aircraft’s existing environmental control system, the component is an active air- and surface-purification system. It’s active as opposed to passive air-filtration system that works only when air passes through it. The ACA system improves air quality throughout the aircraft and, more importantly, kills harmful pathogens and removes odors and allergens.

Because it’s not a static air filter, the system actively kills 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. The system has been tested and proven to kill the original coronavirus that caused SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), as well.

In addition to pathogens, the ACA component also neutralizes potentially harmful gasses caused by fuel emissions, other VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and offensive odors caused by cooking or cleaning, cigarette and cigar smoke, stagnant air, and lavatories. Pet odors are also neutralized. The system will also reduce the static electricity in aircraft that’s caused by the low relative humidity of the cabin air.

“The science behind the ACA ionization process can seem complex as it happens on a molecular level,” says Duncan Aviation’s Senior Avionics Sales Rep Steve Elofson. “In laymen terms, pathogens and odors are often airborne and eventually land on surfaces within an aircraft interior. The ACA component, in a process involving cold plasma, causes a chemical reaction that changes the positive and negative ions, severing hydrogen bonds on the cell’s surface. Without these bonds, the pathogen will not be able to mutate or reproduce and will quickly die. They are no longer a threat to people, and most smells become odorless.

There are two relatively small components that are installed on the two main cabin air distribution ducts. The components are housed in a black anodized aluminum box and weigh 1.34 pounds (607 grams) each.

“Due to the access required, an ideal time to install this powerful little system is during a scheduled maintenance or refurbishment event,” says Elofson. “But because it takes less than 2 weeks to install, it can also be done as a stand-alone event.”

Call or email Duncan Aviation’s Elofson (Steve.Elofson@DuncanAviation.com; +1 402.479.1603) for more information and to schedule a time to install this ACA system in an aircraft. 

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior 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 regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero