Lufthansa Technik has developed Cyclean Engine Wash, a method for washing engines quickly and effectively while enhancing engine efficiency and benefiting the environment through lower CO2 emissions. Regular washing with Cyclean Engine Wash ensures that the engine's high-pressure compressor works more cleanly and efficiently so the operating temperature on average is lower than on an engine with substantial fouling deposits. Thanks to the improved performance, maintenance costs can be cut throughout the entire life cycle of an engine. On the basis of typical flight data, Cyclean can bring airlines savings of between $18,000 and $180,000 per aircraft (depending on aircraft and engine type). Unlike conventional methods, with a Cyclean Engine Wash the interval between washes is tailored to the aircraft to bring the maximum benefit. The engines cleaned regularly with Cyclean consume less kerosene and, depending on type, their CO2 emissions are be-tween 0.5 and 0.75 percent lower. Cyclean is available for every engine type in the Lufthansa Technik portfolio and is offered by the company's Airline Support Teams worldwide. These engine washes are not just available at Lufthansa Technik stations but can also be performed directly in the field. For more information visit www.lufthansa-technik.com.
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- Product From Walter Surface Technologies
Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an eco-friendly solution for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is a new additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. This new ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing industry. This unique raw material has excellent solubility of oils, greases, inks, adhesives, and even paint, thus making it a very attractive alternative to traditional petroleum based solvents. It is not flammable, does not emit volatile organic compounds, is nontoxic and bio-renewable. The products include CB 100 for bulk cleaning and degreasing; GS 200 for removing glue, ink, paint, sealant, and wax from metallic surfaces; and Bio-Circle ULTRA for removing crude oil, bitumen, and heavy-grease. For more inforamtion visit www.walter.com.
- Product From Aero Cosmetics/Wash Wax ALL
Aero Cosmetics manufactures a full line of Boeing approved exterior and interior aircraft waterless washing and detailing products. It meets Boeing aircraft cleaning specifications D6-17487P and D6-7127M. The waterless aircraft wash and wax can be used anywhere without a ladder, is biodegradable, and works on wet or dry surfaces. For more information visit www.washwax.com or call (210) 344-7821.
- Product From Aviation Laboratories Inc.
Aviation Laboratories is an aviation only company offering a range of chemicals (fuel additives, wing deicer), maintenance products (Clear View), and laboratory services (Metal Check). It offers laboratory services (Metal Check oil analysis, along with filter, fuel, and hydraulic fluid testing), fuel additives (Dice), maintenance products, cleaners, and degreasers. For more information visit www.avlab.com or call (713) 864-6677.
- Product From Jet Stream Aviation Products, Inc
Jet Stream's "Quick Turn" Aircraft Trip Ready Spray & Wipe is a biodegradable cleaner/wax that can be used as a waterless aircraft dry wash that can be sprayed on any aircraft exterior surface including windows. It leaves an anti-static, non-stick protective coating on all surfaces such as paint, glass, plastic, vinyl, rubber, gel coat, aluminum and other hard surfaces. Quick Turn can also be applied to wet surfaces and wiped dry as well. Available in quart containers. For more information call (214) 351-3400 or visit www.jetstreamproducts.com.
- Product From RPM Technology LLC
RPM Technology's eOx Aircraft Cleaner (AC) is suitable for external cleaning of all aircraft surfaces. eOx completely removes difficult substances such as hydraulic oil, grease, carbon, brake dust, and dirt safely and easily. Unlike other cleaners that only remove surface contamination, eOx AC removes chemicals and dirt from the grain of the paint thus making it look like new. It conforms to Boeing D6-17487, Douglas CSD #1, AMS 1525B, and AMS 155A. Some benefits are: up to 30 percent reduction in cleaning time and man-hours associated with the cleaning process, phosphate free, effective as a spray-on and wipe-off process, and fresh smell – not citrus. For more information visit www.rpm-technology.com or call (866) 271-8766.
- Product From Spray Nine Corp./Permatex
AV-8 aircraft cleaner from the makers of Spray Nine is a bio-based Type IV cleaner. It qualifies to MIL-PRF-87937, T.M. 1-1500-344-23, MIM-05-005, DMWR’s, and is AMCOM approved for use on Army hHelicopters. A proprietary blend of surfactants, builders and corrosion inhibitors provides nonsolvent cleaning and corrosion inhibition. Its low emulsifying formula makes it ideal to be used in oil/water separator systems. Use it to clean and degrease painted and unpainted aircraft exteriors, aerospace ground equipment and engines. Available in 24-ounce RTU or in a concentrated form in 5-, 55-, 220-, or 275-gallon sizes. For more information visit www.permatex.com or call (518) 762-2695.
- Product From KAFKO International
Able to replace multiple cleaning solutions, Kafko's Oil Eater cleaner/degreaser is a unique formulation with no acids, abrasives, or petroleum solvents. It safely accomplishes the cleaning that previously required solvent or acid cleaners and it will not harm the skin. Oil Eater quickly dissolves grease, oil and grime on engines, tools, equipment, and non-polished and coated aluminum. It also removes stains from mats and upholstery as well as spots on clothes. The unique nonflammable cleaner is water-based, fresh-scented and biodegradable. It penetrates rapidly, rinses off easily and leaves zero residue. It's available in 1-, 5-, 30- and 55-gallon containers. For more information visit www.oileater.com or call (818) 501-1445.
- Product From CR Brands
Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner/Degreaser slashes the cleaning time of cargo jets by half. Formulated of 100 percent biodegradable products, it quickly removes the petroleum mist, atmospheric dust and virtually anything else that accumulates on the aircraft's exterior between 100-hour cleanings. In addition to cutting per jet cleaning time, this proven product also replaces other specialty cleaners, thus streamlining inventory. The most popular size for large volume users is a 55-gallon drum, though other sizes include 30-gallon drum, 5-gallon pail, 1-gallon container, trigger-spray bottles and new 275-gallon totes coming soon. For more information call (866) 447-3369 or visit
- Product From NYCO Aeronautics
NYCO, the sole European producer of Aviation lubricants and high performance synthetic ester base stocks, announces that NYCOGREASE GN 25013 received MIL-G-25013 / G-372 approval. This silicone aircraft grease is dedicated to the lubrication ball & roller bearings where operation of low torque equipment will require lubrication for extended periods at temperatures as low as -73°C and as high as 232°C (aircraft actuators, gearboxes). It is compatible with all generally used elastomers and especially Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPDM).It is used by aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Eurocopter, etc.) as well as other OEMs (Goodrich, etc.). For more information visit
- Product From Mirandy Products Ltd.
Mirandy Products Ltd. is proud to provide Mirabowl Q and QC to Air Mobility Command and other military customers. These products offer the ultimate in-flight lavatory odor control. Mirandy also has maintenance products for all your basic needs. Look up all of its products in the GSA Advantage catalog.