NBAA, Orlando, USA, October 20, 2009 – Innotech Aviation, one of the world’s most experienced and modern completion and refurbishment centres, and Air Data have received STC for the JetAir™ bio-protection system (BPS) on Bombardier’s Global series business aircraft. The BPS has been installed on a Global Express XRS and on Cirque de Soleil’s Global Express.
“At a time when there is increasing concern about the transmission of infections such as the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, the JetAir BPS provides a significant advance in aircraft air purity, protecting both passengers and crew from a wide range of air contaminants, both biological and chemical,” explains Olivier Laville, Air Data’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
The BPS system is derived from patented "cold plasma ionic interaction" technology as pioneered in space and used today on the international space station. Unlike traditional cabin air filters, the BPS is an “active” design, using an electrical sterilization technique in order to “catch and inactivate” air contaminants. In addition to its germicidal effect, this technique has the further advantage of simultaneous reduction of a wide range of harmful and annoying gases, against which traditional air filters have no effect.
“The combination of Innotech’s installation and certification experience and Air Data's expertise in cabin air management quality systems give corporate aircraft operators the chance to benefit from advanced air purification technology, increasing protection to everyone on board,” said Kirk Rowe, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group.
About Air Data Inc. (www.airdata.ca)
Headquartered near Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Air Data has since 1990 manufactured and supplied the aircraft industry with a wide range of specialized avionics equipment and cabin air quality improvement systems. These encompass a variety of technologies including air purification, precision landing, air data computers and airborne sensors. Its products have been deployed in over 3000 aircraft, both fixed wing and helicopter, civil and military as well as UAV. Major end customers include Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and Esterline CMC Electronics.
About Innotech Aviation (www.innotech-execaire.com)
Innotech Aviation (www.Innotechaviation.com), part of Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, is an established leader in business aviation with more than 50 years of experience. A division of IMP Group ltd., a privately-held company recently recognized as one of the 50 best managed companies in Canada, Innotech Aviation is based in Montreal, and provides interior completions on green aircraft, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, maintenance, repair and overhaul, avionics installations / modifications, mechanical / avionics design and engineering to the world’s business aviation community. I.M.P. Group International Inc. is focused on global, sustainable growth, with 3,500 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, industrial marine, information technology, hospitality and property development.