This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
TAG Aviation Asia is the latest MRO provider to offer MicroShield 360 disinfection services and the first one to do so in the Asia-Pacific region. MicroShield 360, an FDA-approved antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 percent of bacteria for one year after application, is clear, colorless, odorless, nontoxic, and hypoallergenic. The new product has become popular with business aircraft operators amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The treatment has proven itself and has already been applied to hundreds of business jets, said TAG Aviation Asia maintenance manager Vince Picard.
TAG offers MicroShield at its Hong Kong and Macau MRO facilities and plans to soon offer remote applications using a portable electrostatic applicator. The service takes only a few hours and doesn’t require a hangar. After treating surfaces with an electrostatic disinfectant, technicians apply a proprietary coating that prevents pathogens from living on them for at least one year.