July 28 2020  |  Aviation Trends

aviationscouts launches four-step hygiene concept

By PAX Tech

Aviationscouts GmbH, aviation trading agency and online aircraft seat marketplace operator, has announced today a four-step hygiene concept to help airports and airlines relaunch operations while fighting COVID-19. The disinfection process targets multiple stages of a passenger’s journey, from arrival at the airport, check in, boarding and the flight itself.

A water-based "anti-infective" for hands prevents reinfection for up to two hours, and because it is water-based it is safe to reapply multiple times. The dispensing device also has an optional infrared thermal camera to test each user for fever. While they wait, a digital screen can show them a short advertisement, thereby providing ancillary revenue that can help pay for the cost of the entire process. This can be increased by further advertising on sachets of the product issued to the passengers throughout their journey.

Meanwhile, a fogging device releases a surface-cleaning disinfectant in the airport, aircraft and shuttle buses. Able to cover a 100-square-meter area in less than two minutes, the disinfectant coats surfaces that are frequently touched by passengers and workers, offering long-term protection of up to 10 days.

Finally, face shields, masks and other personal protective equipment can be branded for further ancillary revenue.

“It’s increasingly likely that the world will be dealing with the threat of COVID-19 for at least the next 18 months, if not longer,” said Christophe Hafhouf in the press release, sales director at aviationscouts. “This innovative process is a real game changer. Not only does it provide thorough and effective hygiene throughout the entire passenger journey, but the opportunity for advertising will allow our clients to pay for much of the process, a vital consideration while they get back on their feet financially.”

Thomas Bulirsch, Chief Executive Officer, added, “Disinfecting hands is essential because it is so easy to reinfect them by accidentally touching a contaminated surface. For maximum hygiene, cabin interiors and the most commonly traveled areas of airports must be treated with long-lasting products that prevent germs and viruses spreading on surfaces.

We’ve partnered with leading suppliers of cleaners and disinfection to offer well-known and established products from certified OEMs. We can transfer their expertise to preferred partners in the aviation industry. This will help rebuild passengers’ trust in the safety of flying again, which is essential for the future of aviation.”

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