VerySafe UK has a team dedicated solely to the aviation industry, specializing in the application of our long-lasting antimicrobial coating to aircraft interiors.
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VERYSAFE UK has recently installed their industry-leading Nordic Chem antimicrobial treatment to the interior of an Airbus ACJ320neo corporate charter aircraft.
Passengers and crew alike are now benefitting from the scientifically proven* 60-day antimicrobial protective coating against harmful pathogens such as Human Coronavirus, Influenza H1N1, MRSA, E-coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, and others whilst on-board the aircraft.
Our Nordic Chen proven formula utilizes nanotechnology to eliminate the transmission of harmful microorganisms mechanically, rather than chemically, ensuring long-term efficacy in both low and high traffic areas.
This marks an important step for onboard safety in UK aviation.
An antimicrobial is defined as something that can resist, inhibit and prevent the growth of microbes including bacteria and mould.
Phil Lintott-Clarke, Chief Pilot & Head Flight Operations
It is common knowledge that humans in confined spaces, such as airplanes, make excellent microbial breeding sites.
People, as well as a diverse range of bacteria and viruses, enter the aircraft environment when boarding a flight.
Passengers pass through crowded airports, touching everything from knobs, taps, security trays, chairs, and card machines before boarding the plane. This is a significant risk of bacterial and viral cross-contamination.
These microbes can spread throughout the airplane via different surfaces such as seats, armrests, table trays, and window shades, as well as through the air.
Viruses and bacteria can still survive throughout the cabin surfaces via common touchpoint regions, despite modern planes recycling up to 50% of cabin air through the use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration systems that remove 99.97% of germs from the aircraft cabin environment.
This is where our long-term antimicrobial technology can make a significant difference by decreasing the spread and build-up of microbial pathogens on a variety of surfaces.
Tray tables are among the dirtiest areas on a plane, with 8 times more bacteria than the toilet flush button, according to studies.
To find out just how dirty the airports and airplanes that we rely on for business and vacation really are, TravelMath Data carried out a microbiome study at five airports and four flights.
Surprisingly, it is the one surface that our food rests on – the tray table – that was the dirtiest of all the locations and surfaces tested.
Bathrooms were some of the cleaner surfaces tested, which may be contrary to conventional thought. Regular cleaning schedules mean these surfaces are sanitized more frequently.
Airline staff are under pressure to quickly deboard arriving flights and board departing flights to maximize profit for their carriers. There are many things that the cabin crew must attend to, so tray tables are often only cleaned at the end of the day. This study suggests the need for tray tables to be cleaned between flights, however, that does not happen as most carriers set their own cleaning standards since federal regulations through agencies such as the FAA and OSHA are quite minimal in this area (McCartney, 2014).
This is where VERYSAFE UK Antimicrobial surface protection technology can make a real difference by eliminating the spread and build-up of bacteria and viruses such as Human Coronaviruses across a wide range of surfaces.
Swab transport containers had sterile liquid stuart broth to preserve bacterial specimens. All samples were plated on Trypticase soy agar (TSA) within 24 hours of collection. EMLab P&K performed all laboratory testing of the samples. Coliform presence or absence was determined by an MUG (4-methylumbelliferyl-B-D-glucuronide) test. Colony Forming Units (CFU) analysis was determined by serial dilutions with TSA broth. Samples were collected from five different airports and four different flights between two major carriers. The numbers presented are the median of the four or five samples from each location.
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