Flitetec has pushed ahead with the immediate launch of the MX14 Aero water-based antibacterial cleaner for soft furnishings, leather and plastics.
Flitetec counts major airlines, helicopter manufacturers and MRO companies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America among its principal customers. “We took the decision to launch MX14 Aero immediately following the escalation of COVID-19,” says Trevor Lea, managing director. “The outbreak has affected all sectors of the economy, especially aviation. Following the safety directive recently issued by EASA, MX14 Aero will help to help combat the spread of coronavirus, with EASA recommending that airlines on all routes step up the frequency of cleaning as a preventative measure.”
MX14 Aero was developed as a water-based antibacterial cleaner to remove ink and stain marks from leather and soft furnishings. It can also be used on interior parts including plastics in galleys, seats and WCs and has just gained EN1040 certification for its antibacterial qualities.
“MX14 is formulated to not only comply with the required regulations and conform to rigorous aerospace specifications, it is the only cleaner in the industry to be 100% biodegradable, with no chlorines, bleaches or solvents; leading the way to a greener cabin and planet,” Lea adds. “All packaging is made of recyclable materials. It has refillable dispensers, so no single use plastic is involved. MX14 Aero offers vast cost savings by eliminating the need to repair or replace soiled furnishings through cleaning whilst maintaining their fire retardant properties, ultimately enhancing the passenger experience with cleaner cabins.
Flitetec says the product helps cut waste and scrappage of soft furnishings and is made of natural products which significantly reduce any odor after application.
“With our attention to the rigorous EASA/FAA regulatory requirements, which includes engineering, testing, documentation and quality, MX14 Aero not only creates the solution but also provides and updates the necessary information to maintain the adherence to the rules and regulations,” says Lea.