Air Disinfection for Aircraft and Helicopters

SPAES designed and manufactured an UVC- air disinfection system for airplanes and helicopters for elimination of SARS-CoV-2 viruses.

The Corona Pandemic posed a challenge to the aviation industry, as the transmission of viruses and bacteria via the air causes major problems. Passengers are unsettled because the transmission of viruses and bacteria in the air increases the risk of infection.

Due to this situation, SPAES developed an ultraviolet circulation air disinfection (UV-CAD) with which the air in airplanes and helicopters is cleaned from dangerous viruses and the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen using the proven ultra-violet cleaning technology.

“The UVC cleaning process has been used for many years in the food industry and in medicine, e.g. hospitals. Due to the successful application in these areas, very good results in air purification have been achieved” says Joachim Kies, head of operations at SPAES.

The radiation has a germicidal effect and inactivates viruses, which destroys the genetic information for reproduction. Using the UV-CAD cleaning device, up to 99.9% of all common microorganisms can be destroyed. The crew and passengers can remain in the aircraft during the disinfection process without any health concerns.

The determination of the required number of UV-CAD circulating air sterilizers as well as the positioning and installation of the unit in the aircraft is carried out in coordination with the customer.

The UV-CAD is offered with an aviation approval (minor change) for the respective aircraft.