This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Business jet brokerage Jetcraft is the launch customer for interiors specialist F/List’s Microshield 360 treatment program, which protects against pathogens on cabin surfaces. Additionally, Jetcraft is the first aircraft dealer using MicroShield 360, which is available for all in-service aircraft purchased through the company and has already been applied to all eligible aircraft in Jetcraft’s owned inventory.
Jetcraft’s first two jets to get the MicroShield 360 coating—a Bombardier Challenger 604 and Global 5000—were treated by F/List last week. “I was impressed by the speed of the application, which took only two hours from start to finish for a whole year of protection,” said Jetcraft president Anderson.
After sterilizing the cabin with a disinfectant, F/List electrostatically applies MicroShield 360. The coating—which is nontoxic, colorless, odorless, and safe for all aircraft interiors—forms a barrier of nanoscopic spikes that physically destroy germs by piercing the cell membranes. According to Jetcraft, MicroShield 360 is also “extremely abrasion-resistant” and, when combined with regular cleaning, makes surfaces effectively self-disinfecting for at least 12 months.