Keeping aircraft flying and those who fly within them safe is a top priority right now for business aircraft owners and operators. To that end, Duncan Aviation has implemented an aircraft disinfection service that it is providing for operators who have scheduled into the company’s main MRO facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. All aircraft are disinfected upon arrival and before Duncan Aviation’s technicians begin work on them. They are disinfected again right before delivery back to the operator and departure from the Duncan Aviation location.
“We care deeply about our customers, team members and the communities in which we conduct business,” says Jared Stauffer, Manager of Interior Services at the company’s Lincoln location. “Customers began asking about possible disinfection services so we started researching disinfectant distribution systems, disinfectant product, and proper procedures. We tested the unit and the disinfectant and are pleased to be able to offer the service to the market now.”
The process uses a portable unit that employs an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant on all interior surfaces in the aircraft and uses either an aerosolized application mode for hands-free disinfection or can be hand-applied with a portable applicator, depending on the size of the aircraft.
Dunncan says the disinfectant solution produces no harmful by-products for the environment, contains no VOCs, and is 100% biodegradable. It is non-corrosive and has been proven safe for the various custom surfaces and avionics found in business aircraft today.
Although Duncan says that disinfection units are currently in limited supply, they have one unit now and will have additional units available for scheduled use throughout their network soon. The process will then be available through their Avionics Satellite and engine Rapid Response networks as well.