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AirSprint continues to support its fractional owners through this unprecedented time by getting them where they need to be with a focus on minimizing health risks — now exemplified through the implementation of PureSpace. With PureSpace, AirSprint is placed firmly at the forefront of countermeasure development through its comprehensive protocol for personal safety and enhanced aircraft cleaning, which provides AirSprint’s fractional owners and their guests with a greater peace-of-mind during all stages of their travel.
“The safety of our owners, guests and staff have always been our top priority,” said James Elian, president of AirSprint. “PureSpace is the culmination of countless hours of focus by the AirSprint leadership, safety, and operations teams, to ensure a clean and comfortable environment, no matter the destination, for everyone on-board.”
Launched in May 2020, PureSpace uses both active and preventative measures to maximize the health of everyone on-board. The foundation for PureSpace is based around continuous aircraft disinfectant, and for that AirSprint relies on the industry-leading Bacoban cleaning product.
Bacoban is a water-based cleaner/disinfectant which leaves behind a multi-functional surface. Once the cleaning effect dissipates, a three-dimensional nano-structured layer, measuring 40 times thicker than human DNA, is automatically formed and left behind, allowing for up to 10 days of anti-microbial protection.
This ultra-thin film ensures that dust, protein, and liquids will adhere loosely to the surface, allowing for complete and effortless removal. Bacoban holds a Health Canada Drug Identification Number (DIN) and is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), having been deemed safe for food contact surfaces according to Canadian regulatory compliance standards.
AirSprint staff members conduct regular deep disinfectant cleaning of the entire aircraft using fogging machines to coat all interior surfaces with Bacoban — this includes carpeting, seats, headliner, all hard surfaces, baggage compartments, lavatory, etc. After each flight, their crew members use Bacoban wipes to clean all hard surfaces that may have been touched to maintain disinfection.
PureSpace also includes the following countermeasures within the protocol, which are continually evaluated and adapted as new information is received.
- Personal PPE kits are provided to all guests which include masks, wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves;
- Crew members conduct daily temperature checks, wear masks, and have a limited guest contact policy;
- Aircraft medical-grade HEPA filters are replaced at half their useful lifespan; and
- They have increased the use of the AirSprint fleet to transport pilots, therefore minimizing the use of higher risk commercial travel options.
Furthermore, every AirSprint hangar is now equipped with an OHAir MySpace air purifier, a technologically sophisticated and advanced air and surface purification treatment device. The system is capable of rapidly breaking down and eliminating bacteria, allergens, viruses, odours and chemicals — and will run in the aircraft as well as communal areas between flights.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a continually changing landscape. AirSprint has been at the forefront of proactively managing the risk to ensure that its fractional owners, their guests and the AirSprint crew can continue to travel in a healthy and safe environment.