Duncan Aviation Partners with Dassault Falcon Jet to Develop STCs for the ACA Ionizer in Three Falcon Aircraft
Duncan Aviation, in partnership with Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, develops supplemental type certificates (STCs) and installation packages for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system for three Dassault Falcon models: the 7X, 2000/2000EX and 900/900EX aircraft, including all EASy variants. The Duncan Aviation Engineering and Certification Services team, in collaboration with the Duncan Aviation Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), has secured FAA approval for all three STCs and is now working on approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
Designed to be installed in an aircraft’s existing environmental control system, the ACA ionizers operate in the aircraft’s ductwork. The ionized hydrogen molecules neutralize pathogens and remove allergens and unpleasant odors, including those from pets, cigarette and cigar smoke, engine exhaust, cooking, and lavatories.
“We want to make it easy for our clients to keep the air in their aircraft as free of harmful pathogens and as fresh as possible,” says Nate Klenke, sales manager, Modifications. “Our development of multiple STCs with PMA installation packages, along with the experience we’ve gained from numerous installations, makes Duncan Aviation an excellent choice for the installation or the source for the PMA packages that include the STC and all of the parts required for installation.”
Each PMA package includes everything: every screw, nut, bolt and switch necessary for the installation. The installation of the ACA ionization system can be done at any of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities: (Battle Creek, MI; Provo, UT; or Lincoln, NE) and at many of the Duncan Aviation Satellite Shops located throughout the United States.
“There’s been great interest in the industry in the ACA system. Our sales teams are fielding calls from customers who are interested in this system because it is designed to neutralize harmful pathogens like those that cause COVID-19, so if customers want peace of mind as they fly, this is the system for them,” says manager of Avionics Install Line, Pat Mapes.
In May 2020, testing conducted by independent lab Innovative BioAnalysis found the ACA ionizer effective at rendering harmless the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It also deactivates molds and other viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens, such as those that cause the common cold, flu (swine, avian, etc.), MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), C. diff (clostridium difficile), E. coli (Escherichia coli), pneumonia and polio.
“Quotes for installing the ACA ionization system have remained steady throughout the last year,” says senior avionics sales rep, Steve Elofson. “We’re hearing from clients who have scheduled maintenance events or who are already going to be in Lincoln, NE, or at one of our other facilities. This is one of those upgrades that our clients do when they’re here for another event.”
For more information on the STCs for the three Dassault Falcon Jet models and to schedule an install of the ACA system at one of Duncan Aviation’s three main facilities or at any of the company’s satellite facilities or work-away stations around the country (https://www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites), contact regional avionics sales manager Michael Kussatz at +1 531.207.3951 or email Michael.Kussatz@DuncanAviation.com. You may also contact the Dassault Aftermarket team at Aftermarket@dassaultfalconjet.com.
To learn more about how air-quality systems work, view the Duncan Aviation-produced video at https://duncanaviation.aero/videos/air-quality-systems-installed-by-duncan-aviation.
To view the Duncan Aviation-produced webinar, “Sorting Through The Facts Of COVID-19 & Ionization Systems” featuring epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Sippy, visit https://www.duncanaviation.aero/resources/straight-talk/sorting-through-the-facts-of-covid-19-and-ionization-systems.