American Airlines (AA) has announced that it will be adding a new electrostatic spraying solution to its cleaning and safety programme in the coming months.
The solution from Allied BioScience, called SurfaceWise2, is considered to be the first-ever long-lasting product to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus that is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“The American Airlines Clean Commitment is our promise that we’re taking bold measures and using the latest products and technology to help ensure our customers’ wellbeing when they travel with us,” said David Seymour, Chief Operating Officer, American Airlines. “Thanks to rigorous evaluations conducted by the experienced professionals at the EPA, the American Airlines team and Allied BioScience, our multitiered programme will become even stronger at safeguarding our customers and team members from virus such as coronavirus and the flu.”
In the coming months, American will begin using SurfaceWise2 for electrostatic spraying on surfaces inside its aircraft with plans to use the product throughout its entire fleet, including those in its American Eagle regional partners. Other elements of the airline’s multitiered Clean Commitment programme include enhanced aircraft cleaning performed before every mainline flight and an even deeper overnight cleaning.
“SurfaceWise2’s long-lasting defence provides a layer of protection against viruses not offered by any other solutions on the market,” said Maha El-Sayed, Chief Science Officer, Allied BioScience. We look forward to also seeing SurfaceWise2 used in offices, schools, gymnasiums and other high-traffic areas to support the nation in safely reopening.”The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are continuously evolving. Our friends at APEX have a dedicated COVID-19 page, which they’ll be updating regularly to help keep you up-to-date on how the novel coronavirus is impacting the aviation industry. Visit the page for the very latest news >>