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FACILITIES MAINTENANCE
The positively charged
materials provide efficient
disinfection that normal wipe
down processes can do.
JERSON RAMIREZ, DFS SITE DIRECTOR FOR BURBANK
AIRPORT

AccuFleet to accomplish this, a group of
6-8 people clean an aircraft continuously
for 5-6 hours.
WinMar Engineering Technologies
is utilizing technology developed by FarUV Sterilray to disinfect the air.
"We know the SARS-2 Coronavirus,
similar to SARS-1, spreads in the air
depending on how long the chemical lasts
when people are just exhaling," said Ed
on the surfaces.
Neister, chief scientist at Far-UV and
"We're also recommending more
inventor of Excimer Wave Technology.
thorough deep, or heavy, cleans," "The virus, before any symptoms show,
are going to be exhaled in little, tiny,
Giacona said. "A heavy clean is a very
labor-intensive clean on an aircraft. It's
1-micron aerosol droplets that the human
not just walking on, wiping down a tray
body normally makes.
table and vacuuming the floors.
"We consider air disinfection very
important."
"We're currently doing heavy cleans
Marty Craig, managing director
on a nightly basis for a domestic carrier,
where we're doing them every single
with WinMar Engineering Technologies,
also works for ADSI - an FAA Part 145
night in all of their locations that they
have AccuFleet in," he continued. repair station. Years ago, ADSI applied
the Sterilray program to aircraft in order
"That clean basically entails scrubbing
the airplane down from top-to-bottom. to keep cabin air systems clean.
We're using disinfection chemicals. We're
"That subsequently led to many
cleaning every crack and crevice, to the
other long-term interactions and
point where we even remove the seat
planning," Craig said. "We started
tracks off the floor and clean underneath
WinMar Engineering to do some of
them."
the engineering for the ground services
A deep clean on a 737 takes
segment - not only cabin air inf light
approximately 40 man-hours to
operations, but also ground handling
and ground-related items."
accomplish, Giacona said. So, for

Sterilray manufacturers lamps that
project a specific type of ultra-violet
light that targets the proteins and peptide
bonds of bacteria and viruses.
"Coronavirus turns out to be very,
very susceptible to the Far-UV Light,"
Neister said. "It targets the capsid in the
virus, and that's why it kills the virus
so well."
With limited modification, the
system can be used elsewhere.
"On the ground side of it, it's
particularly focused on operational
centers, air cargo container areas,
gateways, jetways, any enclosed area that
supports the commercial operations of
aircraft - including FBOs and things like
that as well," Craig said.
The lamp can be made as small as a
magic marker or as much larger fixtures.
"We have a wand that we can move
over the surface that we want to disinfect
- at 1 foot per second to 2 feet per second
and get 100-percent disinfection," Neister
said. "We also have, what we call
Luminaires, which are lamps in a fixture
that sits in the top of a hung ceiling."
Lamps mounted to hoists and rail
systems also allow flexibility for cleaning
these areas.
According to Neister, the Far-UV
light is not harmful to human skin and
is also safe when working with animal
cargo. 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence: A Cold November Rain
Industry Update
Airport 5G Moves form Concept to Reality
Making Strides on Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation
How the Industry is Working to Combat COVID-19
Paving the Airfield
Airport Guru: Clearing the Air About Exclusive Rights at Airports
Legal Matters: Leasing Pitfalls in and Around Airports
The Right Stuff
Layer Surveillance Radar Technology into Physical Security Solutions for Real-Time Detection of Threats at Airport Sites
Product Profile: Go Quiet, Go Smooth, Go Big with Schweiss Hydraulic Doors
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence: A Cold November Rain
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Airport Business - Airport 5G Moves form Concept to Reality
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Airport Business - Making Strides on Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation
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Airport Business - How the Industry is Working to Combat COVID-19
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