Textron Aviation is now offering the Cabin Ionization system from Aviation Clean Air (ACA) as a retrofit option on select Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft. This system is approved for installation at the company’s service centres on the Cessna Citation Latitude mid-size jet, the Citation Sovereign series and Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ series mid-size jets, as well as the Beechcraft King Air 300-series aircraft, with continued development planned for other Textron Aviation aircraft models.
The ACA Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization (NPBI) System is installed in the aircraft’s environmental control system and is operated via an indication panel. The system emits cold plasma, which allows positive and negative ions to attach to water vapour molecules in the air, causing a molecular reaction that neutralises gases, spores, viruses and bacteria in the air and on surfaces. According to ACA, tests on the system have proven effective against several bacteria, spores, odours, static electricity and viruses, including Covid-19.
“In today’s world, cabin air quality has never been more important. The ACA System enhances the capabilities of the interior environmental control system, providing an inflight experience that’s offers peace of mind,” said Brian Rohloff, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president of customer service. “We are offering this to Beechcraft and Cessna customers as an aftermarket option to provide them the reassurance of a neutralised and purified cabin.”