When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade!

Often discussed but seldom acted upon in real life is the concept of making something good out of a bad situation.

I don’t need to tell you that we are in the midst of a war against a virus that has brought this nation’s economy (and the economy of much of the world) to a swift halt! At stake are jobs, careers, businesses, etc.

So I found it a breath of fresh air this morning when I received an announcement from Duncan Aviation in Lincoln Nebraska that they have started a new aircraft disinfection service.

Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! This gives me hope that we, as an industry, will never give up. We seem to have a bottomless well of ideas and ingenuity. We came back after 911 — we will certainly come back after this virus (that shall not be named!).

Consider Duncan to have thrown down the gauntlet! I hope to hear from others about what you have done to mitigate potential loss of business. 

In the interest of inspiring ideas — here’s the release from Duncan: 

Duncan Aviation Develops New Aircraft Disinfection Service

"We care deeply about our customers, team members and the communities in which we conduct business,” says Jared Stauffer, manager of Interior Services at the company’s Lincoln location. “Customers began asking about possible disinfection services so we started researching disinfectant distribution systems, disinfectant product, and proper procedures. We tested the unit and the disinfectant and are pleased to be able to offer the service to the market now.”

Following are some facts about the disinfection service:

  • The process uses a portable unit that employs an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant on all interior surfaces in the aircraft. The process uses either an aerosolized application mode for hands-free disinfection or can be hand-applied with a portable applicator, depending on the size of the aircraft.
  • The disinfectant solution produces no harmful by-products for the environment, contains no VOCs, and is 100% biodegradable. It is non-corrosive and has been proven safe for the various custom surfaces and avionics found in business aircraft today.
  • Right now, disinfection units are in limited supply. We have one unit now and will have additional units available for scheduled use throughout our network soon. The process will then be available through our Avionics Satellite and engine Rapid Response networks as well.

To see the unit in work, please watch a video about this procedure here: www.duncanaviation.aero/videos/duncan-aviation-aircraft-disinfection-service.

Thanks for reading.


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