Aviation Clean Air (ACA) has added Jonathan Saltman as a member of the company's ownership group. Saltman Is president and founder of International Aero Companies, which includes International Aero Engineering (IAE). Earlier this year, ACA teamed with IAE to develop and produce a portable unit for disinfecting aircraft while on the ground, utilising the patented technology of the airborne ACA ionisation purification system.
“ACA began manufacturing our ionisation purification system in 2014, and it was well-received by the business aviation community,” says Howard Hackney, ACA managing member. “With the advent of the pandemic, we have seen increased demand for the airborne system and our business has really ramped up. In addition, the need for an effective ground-use unit became apparent and that led to our partnership with Jonathan and IAE. His expertise and industry connections complement ACA's management group, so having him more involved with the overall business is an asset as we look to our continued growth.”
Saltman founded International Aero in 1986, which has grown into a group of multiple companies that includes International Aero Engineering, International Aero Services, International Aero Products and International Aero Holdings. Collectively his group employs 200 staff. He says: “The products that ACA has brought to the marketplace are more essential now then ever. We want more aircraft operators and passengers to benefit from what those currently flying with the system or using the ground unit have experienced as the industry strives to keep passengers and crew safe and confident when they fly. I'm pleased to be part of the Aviation Clean Air team as we navigate the future.”
Recent testing results in a setting designed to replicate the ionisation conditions of corporate and commercial aircraft interiors demonstrated that the needlepoint bipolar ionisation (NPBI) technology that powers ACA's airborne and ground-use purification systems successfully neutralised by ionisation the COVID-19 virus. The results showed neutralisation began immediately and that up to 99.4 per cent of the virus was inactivated within 30 minutes.