EASA grants A320 STC for ACES cabin air monitoring system


EASA has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for installation of ​ Teledyne Controls’ ​ACES cabin air monitoring system on the Airbus A320 aircraft series. ACES ​is an autonomous solution that enables aircraft operators to monitor, measure and analyse air quality in the cabin and flight deck. ACES is also FAA and CAA certified for the A320 family, FAA certified for the Boeing 737 series, and has been implemented at four carriers in the US, UK and Australia.

With wireless connectivity to a secure cloud service portal, the sensor technology of ACES continuously monitors and records the air quality in the cabin and flight deck for potentially harmful contaminants.  The air quality data collected during flight is available in real‑time on any mobile device through a mobile app, and via secure web access to the ACES Cloud Service Portal, which provides dashboards, alerts and reports that enable the operator to validate the air quality in the airplane, identify emerging issues, and document maintenance efforts.

“As passengers are getting more concerned than ever about cabin air quality, having a cabin air monitoring system in place onboard their aircraft will become a key differentiator for airlines,” said Steve Sammis, VP of aircraft upgrade solutions for Teledyne Controls.”

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