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Aviation Cleaning Application Essentials Guide

As air travel is recovering since the pandemic, the impact on airline MRO budgets affects greatly, the airline and MRO companies need to get their money worth and stop wasting on ineffective cleaning products or wastage. It is projected that global airline revenue for 2022 to reach $432 billion in the baseline recovery scenario, representing 65% of 2019’s revenue By the end of the year, global air travel demand could recover to 84% of 2019 levels in the baseline scenario, especially in intraregional travel within Europe and North America during the spring and summer (source). In Asia, these numbers are lesser due to inconsistent restrictions and regulation, and travelers are intimidated to travel However, promising momentum toward increasing air traffic is arising with more vaccinated travel lane (VTL) are being established in the past weeks and vaccinated travelers have the potential to travel much more extensively with fewer hassles. This is giving growing numbers of travelers the confidence to fly more and airline and MRO companies should be reassure and should be gearing up for the coming weeks (source).

With the encouraging news aside, we created a guide that would help airline and MRO companies maximise their purchases on cleaning and maintenance products. Here is our airplane cleaning range infographic guide (information is taken from our exclusive Airplane Cleaning Application Essential Guide, click here to download)

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Airplane Cleaning Range Infographic Seating Area
aircraft galley

CABIN INTERIOR

The aircraft cabin is one of the important aspects of air travel, it either breaks or enhances the flying experience of the flyer. Hence cleanliness and orderliness of the airplane cabin have to take utmost importance to the maintenance of the plane. Even though aircraft cabin cleaning might look like a regular cleaning but it’s not. Aircraft cabin cleaning is a unique type of cleaning work defined by the number of activities in tight workspaces due to maximization of carrying capacities and comfort of passengers and the tight work schedule, especially with short stay flights. The cleaning products needed to cater to the people involved required the cleaning to be fast reacting, space-saving to easy access to the product and smell good. It’s all about making the best impression for the flyers.  Aircraft cleaning products also need to meet certain requirements for the safety of the passenger and the employees, eg non-flammable, no rinsing required, etc. Here are the ideal cleaning products for aircraft cabin cleaning:

GLASS ACT is ammonia free non-streaking mirror and window cleaner. GLASS ACT penetrates quickly to lift and dissolve dirt deposits, weather and smokes films, oily stains, insect remains, smudges and fingerprints from glass and glazed surfaces.

RELION is a premium quality polishing cleaner which will give an outstanding shine to hard surfaces in aircrafts interiors such as the seating areas, monitor screen console, flip out table. RELION has a delicate fragrance making it pleasant to use and ideal for those areas in which it is vital to give a good
impression.

NOVIRUCLEAN is an ultra-broad spectrum Bactericidal, Yeasticidal and Viricidal spray & wipe disinfectant cleaner, that is effective against the most common disease-causing organisms often found in public transports, public areas and hospitals ie:, Flu, influenza A, H1N1, SARS, MERS, Coronavirus. NOVIRUCLEAN effectively cleans, deodorizes and disinfects all hard surfaces reducing contamination by bacteria, yeast and Virus impression.

KLEENZYME (f.k.a. BIOCLEAN 2000) is a technically advanced combination of micro organisms and soil destroying enzymes with penetrants and surfactants that produce the ultimate safe cleaner and deodorizer for all surfaces. KLEENZYME breaks down odour causing organic matter instead of just masking it like what many air fresheners are designed for. Ideal toilet cleaning and vomit cleaning.

SUNSHINE is premium multi-purpose neutral detergent formulated to clean all water washable surfaces in aircraft cabin interiors. SUNSHINE is a versatile product which may be used as an economical solution for interior aircraft washing.

WASTE LINE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT

Every airplane must manage waste and implement efficient and cost-effective waste management practices that present many challenges. There is a wide range of sustainable practices that can make the management of waste at airports more economic and better for the environment. Furthermore, successful airplane waste management implementation has the potential to positively impact airport authorities, customers and the surrounding community at large. Here are the essential cleaning products that you need for managing waste line treatment and maintenance:

VACTREAT a thickened cleaner, blend of proprietary surfactants, sulphamic acid and biocides formulated to prevent the build-up of soil deposits in vacuum and recirculating toilet systems. VACTREAT is highly effective to remove accumulated hard-water scale, organic waste materials and gummy deposits from pipes, pump equipment, toilet bowls and lavatory holding tanks. VACTREAT is the ideal maintenance treatment which effectively reduces the risk of blockages.

NOVIRUCLEAN is an ultra-broad spectrum Bactericidal, Yeasticidal and Viricidal spray & wipe disinfectant cleaner, that is effective against the most common disease-causing organisms often found in public transports, public areas and hospitals ie:, Flu, influenza A, H1N1, SARS, MERS, Coronavirus. NOVIRUCLEAN effectively cleans, deodorizes and disinfects all hard surfaces reducing contamination by bacteria, yeast and Virus impression.

NOVIRUSAC GEL is a blue gel packed in water-soluble sachet, designed for effective cleaning, odour control and disinfection of toilet systems. NOVIRUSAC GEL produces a pleasantly perfumed viricidal/ bactericidal action when added to toilets systems.

EXTERIOR

Aircraft exterior cleaning also is known as aircraft exterior detailing service involves restoring the original condition of the surface of the aircraft. The exterior cleaning can be carried out using a water wash, just wash, or simply wiping the aircraft with spray cleaner and cloth. The purpose of exterior cleaning is to remove dirt, bugs, exhaust streaks, oil stains and spots from the outer surface of the aircraft body which helps to enhance the physical appearance of the aircraft and enhances the lifespan of the aircraft’s exterior body, paintwork, and associated components. The exterior also helps to paint a good impression for the passenger thus enhancing the airline’s branding. Here are the cleaning products to help you maintain your airplane as if it was newly built:

AVIOSHINE is a unique one-step cleaner and polish specially formulated to produce a clean, smooth and lustrous exterior surface. AVIOSHINE leaves a high gloss shine on unpainted aluminium surfaces and restores painted surfaces to their original lustre.

AVIOKLEEN I is a general purpose, high quality water based detergent formulated for the removal of soils from exterior surfaces of aircrafts. It is more economical than it’s counterpart. AVIOKLEEN I removes greases, oils, stains and marks from surfaces leaving a streak free finish.

AVIOKLEEN II is heavy-duty, high quality viscous water based detergent formulated for the removal of soils from exterior surfaces of aircrafts. AVIOKLEEN II liquefies and removes tough greases, oils, stains and marks from surfaces leaving a residue free finish.

AVIOKLEEN HD is a thixotropic heavy-duty water based cleaner formulated for the removal of oily soils, greases and carbons from painted and unpainted exterior metal surfaces of aircrafts. AVIOKLEEN HD effectively removes jet soils, such as synthetic oil films, heavy greases, carbons and exhaust residues from metal surface, underbelly, landing gear, wheel well, flap, etc.

inhibitor compound washing

INHIBITOR COMPOUND

Maintaining inhibitor compounds of the aircraft is of great importance to the safety of the onboard people. A common threat to maintaining is corrosion, unnecessary corrosion can ruin your aircraft, affecting its structural integrity and making it unsafe for flying. Not only can aircraft corrosion make your plane unsafe for flight, but it can also decrease the value of your aircraft. Aircraft that are stored both inside and outside should be carefully examined regularly for corrosion, and well maintained to prevent it from happening in the first place. Regular cleaning and protection is the way will help prevent corrosion, contact adhesives, silicones and other mastics from aircraft surfaces. Here are the core products to maintain the inhibitor compound of the aircraft:

ULTRATAK XL HEAVY YELLOW is a resin impregnated textile cleaning wipe specifically designed to remove & collect dust, dirt, fibres, hair etc from prepared surfaces prior to finishing, painting or enhancement. The product is particularly suitable for use where water borne paint systems are employed. ULTRATAK XL HEAVY YELLOW is based on a specially selected, strong, tear resistant, yellow “lint free” non woven polyester substrate impregnated with a unique resin system designed to provide optimum absorbency and contaminant retention which provides an ultra clean surface for subsequent finishing and painting operations.

CITRIKLEEN X520 quickly removes mineral oils, greases, tar, asphalt, carbon and bitumen from aircraft components, mechanical parts, engines, electric motors etc. CITRIKLEEN X520 is particularly recommended for cleaning Corrosion Inhibitor Compounds, contact adhesives, silicones and other mastics from aircraft surfaces. Can be used as a wipe on/wipe off cleaner or by tank immersion.

aircraft engine overhaul cleaning

ENGINE OVERHAUL

The term “engine overhaul” means the process of maintaining and restoring equipment, machines or systems to serviceable conditions.  This involves the disassembly, inspection to detect damaged, defective or worn parts, the repair or replacement of these parts and the reassembly, testing and trial-run before the return to its full operating level.  There are two types of overhaul: major or top overhaul. If they are used less frequently than this suggested interval, they will become prone to moisture build-up and corrosives in the oil, shortening the service life of the motor when not brought to operating temperature regularly.  Also, some engines will be exposed to extreme conditions that should be taken into account.  Life for an engine operating primarily in dry, dusty conditions, near saltwater, in varied climates or any combination of these is subject to extra wear.  Here are the essential engine overhaul products you need to maintain your engine:

ENGIKLEEN is designed for the removal of rust, heavy carbon deposits, a host of organic coating and heat modified metallic oxides from ferrous metals.

IMMERKLEEN is a concentrated acidic cleaner designed for effective removal of rust from iron and steel and conditioning scale for subsequent removal treatment.

SCALITE is designed to be used as part of a multi-stage process for the removal of complex metallic scales from jet engine components.

SCALEX is designed to be used as part of a multi-stage process for the removal of complex metallic scales from jet engine components.

METSOAK AK3922 is a powdered heavy duty immersion cleaner containing alkalis, sequestering agent and emulsifying detergent designed for the removal of rust, paint, combustion engine deposits and oxidised grease and oil.

METSOLV 4019 is a fast drying, high purity solvent blend designed for use as an air drying solvent cleaner and degreaser. METSOLV 4019 is designed to be used for applications requiring a faster evaporating solvent. The product has been designed to remove a wide range of oils, greases, resins, waxes and general dirt from most commonly encountered metals and solvent resistant plastic and composites.

PENETONE 19 is an aqueous solution blend of high purity organic solvents and biodegradable surfactants designed for on and off line cleaning of gas turbine compressors. PENETONE 19 will remove oils, greases, soot, salts, atmospheric contaminants and other contaminants found on gas turbine compressors.

COMPONENT OVERHAUL

Component overhaul is process that involves the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of an aircraft’s various systems. From hydraulics to pneumatics, experienced systems. Understanding the intricacies of the many units that keep an aircraft operating safely and efficiently. However, you don’t need to be an expert, we got you cover on that. Here are list of product you need to get your compound overhaul covered:

WHEELIE is a concentrated liquid degreaser formulated for the removal oil and grease on aircraft metal components. WHEELIE is designed for use in spray washers, immersion and agitated tanks or manual cleaning.

AVIOSOLV I is an odourless, colourless solvent blend formulated for effective removal of light and heavy soils from aircraft metal components. AVIOSOLV I is non-flammable and offers the perfect solution for a safe working environment.

AVIOSOLV II is sophisticated blend of hydrocarbon solvents and cleaning agents formulated for effective cleaning and
degreasing of aircraft metal components. AVIOSOLV II is a fast drying product that does not leave a residue after application.

SILICON-OFF is a sophisticated blend of hydrocarbon solvents and surfactants formulated for the removal of adhesives on aircraft
components in cold tank applications.

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