Textron To Offer ACA System in Larger Jets, King Airs

 - February 3, 2021, 9:38 AM

Textron Aviation will offer Aviation Clean Air’s (ACA) cabin ionization system as a retrofit to the Cessna Citation Latitude, Sovereign, and Excel/XLS/XLS+, as well as 300-series Beechcraft King Airs, the Wichita airframer announced this week. The company will install the system at its service centers.

“In today’s world, cabin air quality has never been more important,” said Textron Aviation customer service senior v-p Brian Rohloff. “The ACA System enhances the capabilities of the interior environmental control system, providing an in-flight experience that offers peace of mind. We are offering this to Beechcraft and Cessna customers as an aftermarket option to provide them the reassurance of a neutralized and purified cabin.”

Installed in an aircraft’s environmental control system, the ACA Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization (NPBI) process emits cold plasma that allows positive and negative ions to attach to water vapor molecules in the air, causing a molecular reaction that neutralizes gases, spores, bacteria, and viruses, including Covid-19, according to ACA testing.

Textron Aviation said it plans further development to retrofit the system in its other aircraft models.