Jetcraft, a business jet sales and acquisitions company, is the launch customer for F/LIST’s Microshield 360, an aircraft interior treatment which protects against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) and other pathogens that may otherwise live on cabin surfaces.
Jetcraft is also the first aircraft dealer to use MicroShield 360. The coating system is available for all in-service aircraft purchased through the company, and will be applied to all eligible aircraft within Jetcraft’s owned inventory, beginning 14 July.
Chad Anderson, president of Jetcraft, stated, “Our first two jets, a Bombardier Challenger 604 and Global 5000, were treated by F/LIST on July 14. I was highly impressed by the speed of the application, which only took two hours from start to finish for a whole year of protection.”
MicroShield 360 is an antimicrobial coating system which the company says is colourless, odourless, eco-friendly, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, and won’t cause any deterioration to the aircraft cabin.
The interior application takes place in two parts. First an initial disinfectant is applied to sterilise the cabin, followed by the application of MicroShield 360, which forms a barrier of nanoscopic spikes. The spikes physically destroy germs by piercing the cell membranes, preventing them from adhering to and contaminating a surface.
An electrostatic sprayer is used to apply the product, generating a molecular bond with the cabin surface which F/LIST claims to be equal to 40-times the pull of gravity, making it resistant to abrasion. Combined with regular cleaning, the treatment can ensure all surfaces are effectively self-disinfecting for at least 12 months, according to the company.
Sean Johnson, CEO of F/LIST Canada, added, “In the present climate, it pays to be fastidious about your health and the cleanliness of your environment, particularly whilst travelling. With F/List partnering with Jetcraft we can bring MicroShield 360 directly to new aircraft owners, underlining how safe, controlled and comfortable travel can be when flying privately.”