Flexjet said Constant Aviation is treating its entire fleet of more than 160 aircraft with MicroShield 360 – an antimicrobial shield. Fleetwide application is underway and will be completed in a few days.
“Constant has been evaluating a number of products over the past year and MicroShield’s solution and electrostatic application process offers an incomparable aviation solution,” said David Davies, CEO of Constant Aviation.
He added, “Since becoming the only MRO certified to apply MicroShield to aircraft, we have applied the product to more than 40 aircraft via our MRO facilities and we are nearly finished applying MicroShield to the entire Flexjet fleet.”
MicroShield 360 is a proprietary EPA-registered, FDA-approved antimicrobial coating system, killing 99.99% of bacteria. It ensures that treated surfaces are constantly reducing germs on surfaces 24/7, the company said.
The protocol for MicroShield 360 requires that the aircraft cabin be cleaned thoroughly prior to a three-step treatment. The first step is an electrostatic disinfectant application performed by certified MicroShield 360 applicators.
Second, there is an application of a specially formulated disinfectant to all surfaces that air-dries within minutes.
Finally, there is an application of a proprietary coating formula that imparts a final biostatic finish to treated surfaces, preventing pathogens from living on them going forward.
The MicroShield 360 coating is clear, colorless, odorless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic and safe for humans and animals. It also has tested for effectiveness and durability.
MicroShield 360 coating constantly reduces microbial contamination of bacteria, viruses, mold, algae, yeast, mildew, fungi and odors.
Constant said, the application can play an important role in helping to protect passengers and crew from a wide range of illnesses including MRSA, E. coli, Norovirus, C. diff, flu strains, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, enveloped viruses including the common cold and more than 90 additional diseases and conditions.
It added, Flexjet will be the first in either commercial or private aviation to treat its fleet. Flexjet which now includes more than 160 aircraft.
Flexjet and Constant are both part of Directional Aviation, which includes Sentient Jet and PrivateFly.