Jet Cleaning Procedures - The New Normal
Hey Flight Attendants & Hopefuls!
If you've been following any of our previous posts discussing Covid-19, you know that we're going to see some shifts in the private aviation industry as things in the world start to normalize. One of the now-primary focuses of our job is going to be maintaining aircraft sanitation and disinfecting procedures to the highest possible standard.
If you’ve read your Industry Guides, you know that there are three prominent private jet manufacturers in our industry that build and design the planes that we fly most often – Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault. Each one uses different materials to construct the aircraft interiors we work in, and each has their own preferred/recommended cleaning products to use on their surfaces. This post will go over the recommended products and procedures for each, as well as offer you an aircraft cleaning checklist to reference when you're prepping for your future flights.
On all aircraft models, wear safety masks and gloves (and eye protection if available) when cleaning.
For Hard Surfaces: Clean non-absorbant surfaces with a natural sponge or a clean low-lint cloth, moist with disinfectant. Allow disinfectant to sit two minutes, then remove with a low-lint cloth, moist with water. Dry surfaces with separate low-lint cloth.
For Soft Surfaces: (carpets, upholstery, leather, etc)
Use a spray applicator. Apply a wide-set spray mist of disinfectant with the spray applicator (do not soak). Allow to dry. Dry wipe from leather with low-lint cloth if needed.
Gulfstream-Recommended Products & Disinfectants:
Klercide 70/30 IPA Surface Disinfectant
Zoono Z-71 Surface Sanitizer
70/30 Mix of Isopropyl Alcohol & Water
Bombardier-Recommended Products & Disinfectants:
Bacoban for Aerospace
Ki-ose 322 Concentrate
Quat Plus TB
Dassault-Recommended Products & Disinfectants:
AMS1452 RTU disinfectant by Zep Industries
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
**PS - Always check with the aircraft MX manager before using a specific product**
Aircraft Cleaning Checklist
All Light Switches, PCU’s & Touchscreens
All Hard Surfaces:
Faucet & Handles
Soap & Moisturizer Dispensers
Disinfect All Areas
Drawer Faces & Latches
Coffee & Tea Pots, Kettles, Handles
Salt & Pepper Shakers
Extra Attention to Dishes & Silverware Washing
Tray Tables – Forward Club Seats, Conference Table, Aft Club
Lower Side Rails
Any Hard, Wipeable, Surface
Hope this ends up being helpful! Hang in there all <3L