In the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak, people are getting more concerned about traveling. For travelers who are worrying about flying, it’s good to know how airlines do their safety procedures.
Air Asia, a Malaysian low-cost airline with domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations spanning 25 countries has shared their disinfection procedure to inform people of their efforts in protecting their passenger’s safety.
The airline company states that it has a cleaning team of five to six people to perform the aircraft disinfection. To ensure the highest possible quality of cabin air, they use High Efficiency Particulate Arresters (HEPA) aircraft filtration system. This filters 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.
Aircraft disinfection procedure:
1. Aircraft doors are opened during the procedure.
2. The entire surface area is cleaned and dried with clean cloth and water.
3. Aircraft is ventilated (if required).
4. All aircraft equipment and furnishing in the cockpit, galleys, lavatories, passenger seating area, and cargo compartment are disinfected with approved chemicals.
5. All clinical wastes are managed as per standard clinical hazardous waste procedures.
6. Disinfectant chemicals are applied via gun-spray.
At every aircraft night stop, the cleaning team takes up to two hours to complete this task.To control or kill infectious agents, and minimize the risks of spreading diseases, AirAsia aircrafts goes through a regular disinfection procedure.
To know more about their disinfection procedure, go to their Aircraft disinfection procedure.
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