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TECHNOLOGY
AUTHOR William Gagnon

Don't Leave Hygiene
Up in the Air

How airports can improve their hygiene infrastructure and passenger
experience while keeping costs grounded.
THE PANDEMIC has raised awareness of the
importance of hand hygiene and businesses across
all industries have had to take a step back and
examine ways to keep their visitors and employees
safe and healthy throughout terminals, in eateries
and public restrooms.
Airports have had an even more
daunting task this year for two
primary reasons: the sheer volume of
foot traffic that traditionally passes
through them coupled with decreased
revenues due to a decline in air travel
this year. Facility managers have had to
make decisions without sacrificing the
passenger experience. A daunting task
for sure, but not an insurmountable one
when a solution exists to satisfy all the
aforementioned demands: high-speed,
energy-efficient hand dryers.
Through this narrative, we'll share
some real-world examples of high-traffic
airports that have successfully navigated
the selection process, having opted to
install Excel Dryer, Inc. products and
examine some key considerations for
airport executives to review when
making product selections of their own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WILLIAM GAGNON

William Gagnon, Vice President of
Marketing and Sales, Excel Dryer Inc.

KEY CONSIDERATION 1:

Hygiene

Prior to the pandemic, the term " hygiene "
with regard to airport restrooms most
likely was in reference to helping to
When airports replace paper
clean patrons' hands while moving them
towels with hand dryers,
through the terminal quickly. Now, we
facilities instantly eliminate
all understand that hand hygiene is so
all the latter's associated
much more: a top defense against the
tasks.
spread of germs and a process which
entails guidelines outlined by leading
EXCEL DRYER INC.
health experts.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, and ThinAir Hand Dryers - have
both the World Health Organization
been proven to completely dry hands
(WHO) and Centers for Disease Control
in as little as eight seconds per the
and Prevention (CDC) have repeatedly
Global UL Environment PCR testing
stressed that proper hand hygiene
standards, their design features further
involves thoroughly washing hands with
help to promote hand hygiene and create
soap and water for 20 seconds and then
a more hygienic restroom experience in
completely drying them. In fact, this
the following ways:
process is so important that the CDC has * Automatic sensors provide a touchless
called handwashing a " do-it-yourselfdrying solution.
vaccine, " while experts from around * The HEPA Filtration System was
the globe have echoed that it is the best
recently tested and proven to remove
defense against the spread of germs, like
99.999 percent of viruses from the
COVID-19.
airstream. It comes standard in
Completely dry hands are critical
the XLERATORsync and is an
for proper hand hygiene, as wet hands
available option in XLERATOR and
transmit germs more easily. While
XLERATOReco models - providing
an added level of protection against
all of the hand dryers in Excel Dryer,
germs. Excel Dryer, Inc.'s HEPA
Inc.'s product line - XLERATOR,
XLERATOReco, XLERATORsync
Filtration System is the only one with

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of januaryfebruary2021

Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
Industry Update
How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
Clearing the Air on HVAC
Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
A Clean and Clear Future
Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
Product Profile: Stress Test
januaryfebruary2021 - 1
januaryfebruary2021 - 2
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januaryfebruary2021 - 4
januaryfebruary2021 - Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
januaryfebruary2021 - Industry Update
januaryfebruary2021 - 7
januaryfebruary2021 - 8
januaryfebruary2021 - 9
januaryfebruary2021 - How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
januaryfebruary2021 - 11
januaryfebruary2021 - 12
januaryfebruary2021 - 13
januaryfebruary2021 - Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
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januaryfebruary2021 - 16
januaryfebruary2021 - 17
januaryfebruary2021 - FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
januaryfebruary2021 - 19
januaryfebruary2021 - Clearing the Air on HVAC
januaryfebruary2021 - 21
januaryfebruary2021 - 22
januaryfebruary2021 - 23
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januaryfebruary2021 - Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
januaryfebruary2021 - Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
januaryfebruary2021 - 27
januaryfebruary2021 - A Clean and Clear Future
januaryfebruary2021 - 29
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januaryfebruary2021 - Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
januaryfebruary2021 - 35
januaryfebruary2021 - Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
januaryfebruary2021 - 37
januaryfebruary2021 - Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
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januaryfebruary2021 - Product Profile: Stress Test
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