Peregrine Avionics, an aircraft engineering and certification firm located at Centennial airport in Englewood, Colorado, has been selected as the exclusive source for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) active pathogen disinfection technology, including the neutralisation of the COVID-19 virus. The ACA pathogen eradication technology is now available for the Challenger 600 family of aircraft (Challenger 600/Challenger 601/Challenger 604/Challenger 605/Challenger 650) series including CL-600-1A11, CL-600-2A12, CL-600-2B16 (601-3A variant, 601-3R variant and 604 variant). Installation of the ACA system provides continuous removal action during the entire aircraft ground and air operation and is the key to complete and continuous defence against pathogens.
All pressurised areas of the aircraft are infused with positive and negative ions that effectively neutralise viruses and other pathogens using the ACA unique needle point bipolar ionisation system installed in the aircraft environmental control system. The system installation data and STCs for Challenger 600 series business aircraft are now available from Peregrine.
Challenger aircraft and are equipped with fresh air systems that deliver 100 per cent outside air with leading cabin air replacement rates. The ACA ionisation technology offers an added layer of protection in the cabin.
“This system implements a layered defence for protecting aircraft passengers and crew by augmenting conventional cleaning procedures with the ACA system that provides continuous, effective neutralisation of harmful pathogens,” states David Rankin, president of Peregrine.
The STC and installation hardware kit for Challenger 600 series aircraft are available exclusively from Peregrine and can also be purchased and installed at Bombardier service centres or qualified Part 145 repair stations.
ACA units are a proactive air and surface purification technology installed in the aircraft environmental control system ductwork, giving crew and passengers immediate clean, safe and healthy interior air. In addition to removing odours and allergens, its patented ionisation technology kills pathogens throughout the aircraft pressurised areas including baggage and cargo spaces. The ACA systems efficacy neutralises many viruses including COVID-19, bird flu (H5N1) swine flu (H1N1) and bacteria such as associated with SARS, Staph as well as eliminating mould spores, MRSA, E.coli, T.B., C.diff and pneumonia. Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) effectiveness validation performed by an independent laboratory demonstrates over 99 per cent effectiveness.
The Peregrine STC for the Challenger 600 family of aircraft complements other popular business aircraft models with Peregrine-developed STCs for aftermarket installation of ionisation systems.