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BASF and AAR to Join Forces to Protect Pax and Crew from Ozone

BASF and AAR signed an agreement to serve the aircraft ozone and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) converter market — providing improved airplane cabin air quality and healthier conditions for passengers and crew. BASF selected AAR as a distributor of BASF Deoxo aircraft cabin ozone/VOC converters and converter Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services. “The collaboration of the two industry leaders BASF and AAR will extend the availability of Deoxo ozone and ozone/VOC converters and better service customers around the world,” said Ying Wu, BASF general manager of Clean Air Business. “As the leading company in aircraft ozone/VOC converters, BASF is developing new technology to further improve airplane cabin air quality for the health and safety of the crew and passengers.” The air at high altitude contains significant levels of ozone. If left unchecked, atmospheric ozone enters the aircraft through air conditioning ducts. Ozone exposure is known to cause adverse health…

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During the last year, things have gotten heated in the hangars at Southwest. Accusations have been lobbed back and forth between the company, its mechanics and the union that represents them, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). A complaint brought to the FAA has been investigated…

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