Duncan Aviation together with Dassault Falcon Jet has developed Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and installation packages for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system for three Dassault Falcon models: the 7X, 2000/2000EX and 900/900EX aircraft, including all EASy variants. The Duncan Aviation Engineering and Certification Services team, in collaboration with the Duncan Aviation Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), has secured FAA approval for all three STCs and is now working on approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
“We want to make it easy for our clients to keep the air in their aircraft as free of harmful pathogens and as fresh as possible” says Nate Klenke. “Our development of multiple STCs with PMA installation packages along with the experience we’ve gained from numerous installations makes Duncan Aviation an excellent choice for the installation or the source for the PMA packages that include the STC and all of the parts required for installation.”
Each PMA package includes everything: every screw, nut, bolt, and switch necessary for the installation.
“There’s been great interest in the industry in the ACA system. Our sales teams are fielding calls from customers who are interested in this system because it 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,” said Pat Mapes manager of Avionics Install Line.
The installation of the ACA ionization system can be done at any of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities (Battle Creek, Michigan; Provo, Utah; or Lincoln, Nebraska) and at many of the Duncan Aviation Satellite Shops located throughout the United States.
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, and lavatories.
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found the ACA ionizer effective at rendering harmless the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. As we head into cold and flu season, 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.
“Quotes for installing the ACA Ionization system have remained steady throughout the last year,” said Steve Elofson, senior avionics sales rep. “We’re hearing from clients who have scheduled maintenance events or who are already going to be in Lincoln, Neb., or at one of our other facilities. This is one of those upgrades that our clients do when they’re here for another event.”