A four-step hygiene concept to boost flyer confidence


A four-step hygiene concept has been developed by Aviationscouts, designed to enable airports and airlines to relaunch Covid-safe operations and reassure their passengers and crew. The concept involves a disinfection process that targets multiple stages of the passenger journey, from arrival at the airport, to check in, boarding and the flight itself. 

One step involves a water-based anti-infective for use on hands, which is claimed to prevent reinfection for up to two hours, and is safe to reapply multiple times. The dispensing device also has an optional infrared thermal camera to test each user for fever.

While the user waits for the temperature result, a digital screen can show them a short advertisement, providing an ancillary revenue opportunity that can help pay for the cost of the entire process. Revenue can be increased by adding advertising on the sachets of anti-infective issued to passengers throughout their journey. 

Another step is a fogging device releasing a surface-cleaning disinfectant in the airport, aircraft and shuttle buses. The devices can cover a 100 square meter area in less than two minutes, with the disinfectant coating surfaces that are frequently touched by passengers and workers, offering long-term protection of up to 10 days. 

Finally, face shields, masks and other PPE can also be branded, for a further ancillary revenue opportunity. 

“For the aviation industry to survive we need to keep flying, but we can only do that by ensuring the safety of our passengers and crews. This innovative process is a real game changer,” stated Christophe Hafhouf, sales director at Aviationscouts. “Not only does it provide thorough and effective hygiene throughout the entire passenger journey, but the opportunity for advertising will allow our clients to pay for much of the process – a vital consideration while they get back on their feet financially.” 

Thomas Bulirsch, CEO of Aviationscouts, added, “We’ve partnered with leading suppliers of cleaners and disinfection to offer well-known and established products from certified OEMs. We can transfer their expertise to preferred partners in the aviation industry. This will help rebuild passengers’ trust in the safety of flying again, which is essential for the future of aviation.” 

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