Gulfstream has announced an additional enhancement to its Gulfstream Cabin Experience, further investing in customer health through plasma ionisation. The air purification system, which complements the OEM's 100 per cent fresh-air environment, has been proven in lab tests to kill pathogens and allergens.
Gulfstream's plasma ionisation system, which operates whenever the aircraft environmental control system is active, works by emitting positive and negative oxygen ions that actively seek out and inactivate harmful molecules in the air and on surfaces. This process neutralises particulate matter; not just bacteria and viruses, but also unpleasant odours from organic material like cigarette smoke.
“The addition of the plasma ionisation system further enhances the cabin health benefits customers can expect from our cabin experience,” says company president Mark Burns. “By adding such a system in tandem with already 100% fresh air and the proven Gulfstream airflow design, customers can fly their families and teams with even more peace of mind.”
Even when running solely on an APU, the system produces thousands of ions throughout the entire aircraft, ensuring that cabin air remains pure and surfaces are disinfected while aircraft are prepared by preflight caterers, cleaning crews and FBO technicians alike.
The plasma ionisation system is available as a retrofit on the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER, G550, G450 and GV models, with additional installation options pending foreign certification. The system is provided as standard equipment on N-registered G650 and G650ER aircraft, with G500, G600 and international certifications in development.