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Duncan Aviation has developed STCs and installation packages for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionisation system for several aircraft. Beginning late 2020 and continuing through 2021, Duncan Aviation developed STCs for Global, Challenger 300/350, Dassault Falcon 7X and Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft, with optional installation packages that include everything necessary for installing the ACA ioniser system.
In the last few months, Duncan has partnered with Peregrine Avionics to develop STCs for the Gulfstream GIV and the Challenger 604. The company has developed ACA ioniser installation packages for those two aircraft, as well.
The installation packages include the ionisers and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) parts kits developed by Duncan Aviation.
“We want to make it easy for our clients to keep the air in their aircraft as free of harmful pathogens as possible,” says Nate Klenke. “Our development of multiple STCs with PMA installation packages along with the experience we've gained from multiple installations makes Duncan Aviation an excellent choice for the installation or a source for the STCs and PMA packages.”
Throughout the remainder of the year, Duncan Aviation will be developing ACA ionisation packages for several additional makes/models.
“When we say the package includes everything, we mean every screw, nut, bolt and switch necessary for the installation,” says manager of avionics install line Pat Mapes. “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 neutralise harmful pathogens like those that cause COVID-19, so if customers want peace of mind as they fly, this is the system for them.”
The installation of the ACA packages can be done at any of Duncan Aviation's three main facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan, Provo, Utah, or Lincoln, Nebraska, and at many of the Duncan Aviation satellite shops located throughout the US.
Designed to be installed in an aircraft's existing environmental control system, the ACA ionisers operate in the aircraft's ductwork. The ionised hydrogen molecules neutralise pathogens and remove allergens and unpleasant odours, including those from pets, cigarette and cigar smoke, engine exhaust, cooking, lavatories and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found the ACA ioniser effective at rendering harmless the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The lab test showed that 99.4 per cent of the virus particles were inactivated within 30 minutes. The system has been tested and proven to kill the coronavirus that caused SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), as well.
As we continue to work through the global pandemic, and we now 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 mould.
“Quotes for and sales of the ACA installation packages have remained steady throughout the last year,” concludes senior avionics sales rep Steve Elofson. “We're hearing from clients who have scheduled maintenance events or who are already going to be here in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at one of our other facilities. This is one of those upgrades that our clients do when they're here for another event.”