AIRE expands into cabin disinfection sector


Spain-based cabin refurbishment specialist, AIRE, is responding to EASA’s safety directives (SD 2020-01, SD 2020-02) to combat the spread of Covid-19 via airline travel. The directive requires that, after each flight coming from an airport located in an affected area with high risk of transmission of Covid-19, the aircraft cabin is cleaned and fully disinfected using substances suitable for aviation use.

In order to help aircraft operators meet this requirement, and indeed simply to ensure their cabins are free of viruses and bacteria, AIRE is now providing a cleaning/disinfection service for cabin interiors and cargo compartments using aircraft approved broad-spectrum disinfectants. The operations take place at Barajas Airport in Madrid on a 24/7 basis. 

AIRE is offering cleaning and disinfection services for all cabin surfaces, including a special treatment used for dry-cleaning and disinfecting aircraft carpet. AIRE is implementing the activities according to aircraft AMM procedures, in compliance with EASA’s regulation. The broad-spectrum disinfectant is released by means of spray pump and is then scrubbed with a lint-free cotton cloth to ensure all surfaces are fully disinfected. 

Downstream of the service, AIRE can release a Certificate of Disinfection (CoD) to prove that the mandatory cleaning activities took place. 

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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