Aereos, a Texas-based aircraft parts supplier, has launched a range of antimicrobial products for high-touch areas in the cabin such as tray tables, toilet seats, galley cart handles and arm caps.
The team at Aereos’s Interior Solutions division had watched reports including CBC/Radio-Canada’s news about the filthiest parts of the airplane (with analysis of 100 samples on 18 flights), following which they began a company initiative to solve the problem of germ propagation on high-touch parts in aircraft interiors.
The company views these parts as the ‘missing link’ in hygiene between airlines implementing enhanced cabin cleaning and face coverings on board, and the use of HEPA filters. The antimicrobial parts are intended to solve the issue of germ-filled droplets falling on high-touch surfaces during flight.
David Baker, a partner at Aereos, said, “This antimicrobial layering technology is built-in throughout our high-touch cabin and lavatory antimicrobial parts such as tray tables and toilet seats. It only makes sense for airlines to replace older parts with ones that add layers of protection at no incremental cost (and significantly less than OEMs).”