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The Complete Guide to the BOEING D6 and BOEING BSS MRO

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BOEING D6 and BOEING BSS cleaning protocols are regulatory requirements that civil aviation authorities (worldwide) impose on airline operators to ensure the most top-notch cleanliness onboard. The purpose of cleaning standards in commercial aircraft is to protect the health and safety of passengers and crew are not compromised. Moreover, approved aviation cleaning products are also necessary to remove dust, dirt, and stains and keep aviation equipment operating at its optimal efficiency. [direct link to the products]

Although the vast majority of the products claim to be the best, the overall cleaning results of the BOEING D6 model are enhanced only when BOEING D6-approved products are used. 

ORAPI offers a wide range of BOEING D6 cleaning products, supplies as well as products suited to the specific models such as the BOEING D6-17487 REV T. 

This article will cover everything about maintenance and cleaning of BOEING D6 and provide a list of products suited for the job. 

Cabin Interior

Aircraft interior cleaning, also known as aircraft detailing service, involves the act of performing a thorough cleaning, restoration, and finishing. Interior detailing entails deep cleaning the whole interior cabin, including the galley, toilet compartments, passenger cabins, and flight deck. The aim is to avoid the spread of dirt and contaminations, eliminate health risks, remove offensive odours, and restore the interior beauty of the BOEING D6 aircraft.

ORAPI uses high-quality, specialised BOEING D6-approved cleaning solutions to meet the airlines and aviation industry cleaning regulatory standards.

Cleaning Aircraft Windows

BOEING D6 BSS windows

BOEING D6’s windows are made of glass or plastic and can be easily ruined during the cleaning process if approved products are not used. Also, remember not to use harsh brushes or abrasive clothes for this type of cleaning. 

Refer to the product recommendation below for the best BOEING D6 window cleaner available in the market. 

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Revision L  

BOEING D6-17487 Revision T

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Window Cleaner

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

It is ideal for cleaning windows, doors, display cases, aircraft windshields, and other indoor and outdoor glass surfaces.

Seating Area Cleaning

The BOEING D6 and BSS seating areas include the seats, hand rests as well as the tables, screens, and the panelling. Since the seating area is a high-traffic area, it requires regular cleaning to not just get rid of dust and dirt but also prevent the cross-contamination of germs, bacteria, and viruses. 

Using ORAPI’s GLASS ACT cleaner, mentioned above, will give you the best results when cleaning glass surfaces such as screens. You can find other recommended products below: 

Approved for use in: 

BOEING D6-7127 Revision P

incorporating PDD 6-8

(21June 12) 

BOEING BSS7434

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Polishing Cleaner

RELION is a premium polishing cleaner that will give an outstanding shine to hard surfaces to aircraft interiors, including seat belts, hand rests, backrests, sides, and side panels. RELION has a delicate fragrance making it pleasant to use and ideal for those areas that play a big role in setting a good impression on customers.  

Wasteline Management Treatment

Cabin toilets are a haven for all sorts of germs. And although BOEING might have introduced self-cleaning toilets that work by using ultraviolet rays to kill pathogens, the capacity of the technology is limited to a certain extent. It might work like a charm in the absence of visible waste and stains, but it can neither get rid of the stains nor the urinary splashes in toilet bowls. A lavatory situation like this requires a more hands-on approach to cleaning. 

The above-mentioned NOVIRUCLEAN and GLASS ACT are ideal for cleaning sinks and mirrors, respectively, as these products will not only keep the surfaces free of germs for long durations of time but also help eliminate visible dirt, grime, and stains. You can find more product recommendations for aircraft lavatories below: 

Approved for use in: 

 BOEING D6-17487 Rev.P

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Viricidal Toilet Disinfectant Cleaner

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

NOVIRUSAC GEL is recommended for the treatment of re-circulating & vacuum toilet systems of aircrafts and trains. 

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Rev. J

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

General Purpose Cleaner

SUNSHINE is a 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 exterior aircraft washing. 

SUNSHINE is recommended for cleaning glass/mirrors, internal walls, galleys, overhead luggage compartments, seat arms and legs, floor surfaces, carpets, tray tables, general plastics, metal & aluminium.

Cleaning the Aircraft Cockpit

orapi boeing D6 Bss cockpit cleaning

Aircraft cockpit cleaning involves vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the aircraft instruments and display screens. All components of the aircraft cockpit must be cleaned with attention to detail and care to avoid damaging the expensive parts. We recommend using only clean, soft, lint-free cloths, dust brushes and antistatic fluids on aircraft instruments and displays. 

We recommend using the SUNSHINE General Purpose Cleaner (see above) to maintain perfect cleanliness in the cockpit. It is an excellent general cleaner for interior surfaces that can effectively remove grease, fingerprints, stains etc., and bring the cockpit back to life. Its non-slip finish also makes it perfect for use in an area like the cockpit, where the precision of control is vitally important. 

Aircraft Galley Cleaning

The BOEING D6 galley includes not only facilities to serve and store food and beverages, but also contain flight attendant jumpseats, emergency equipment storage, as well as anything else flight attendants may need during the flight. It is essential to clean this area because cross contamination is highly likely from food or food debris to the equipment that flight attendants may use. Bacteria can also cultivate quite easily in the preparation area and failure to use the right cleaning products can cause the smell of food to linger in the aircraft.

Approved for use in:

BOEING D6-7127 Rev P 

BOEING BSS7434, Chemical

Compatibility of Cleaning

Products & Interior parts/

Materials of Commercial

Transport Aircraft

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorant

NOVIRUCLEAN RTU1/30 is an ultra-broad spectrum Bactericidal, Yeasticidal and Virucidal spray & wipe disinfectant cleaner, that is effective against the most common disease-causing organisms often found in public transports. NOVIRUCLEAN RTU1/30 is a 3-way action that effectively cleans, disinfects and deodorises.

Approved for use in: 

BOEING D6-17487 REV T

Boeing BSS7432

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorant

KLEENZYME is a technically advanced combination of microorganisms and soil destroying enzymes with penetrants and surfactants that produce the ultimate safe cleaner and deodorizer for all surfaces. KLEENZYME may also be used in aircraft galley lines to prevent pipe blockages and malodours caused by the accumulation of organic deposits and bacteria due to the disposal of beverages, coffee, milk, juice and carbonated drinks. Preventative daily treatment reduces the need for mechanical cleaning.

Aircraft Headliner Cleaning

The BOEING D6 headliner includes its valence panels, ceiling panels, domes, rotundas, and all secondary supporting structures. In addition to cleaning and polishing, the BOEING D6 headliner also requires a thorough spot cleaning routine to maintain its brand-new look. It is vital to use dry cleaning agents when cleaning the BOEING D6 aircraft headliners as using water-based can stain the headliner. 

Looking for a perfect cleaner to leave the headliner sparkling clean? Look no further because the SUNSHINE General Purpose Cleaner (see above) is a highly versatile detergent formulated for an effectively wide range of dirt and contaminants, including oil, grease, fingerprints, tea and coffee stains, shoe and luggage scuffs, and other soils from aircraft furnishings, internal walls, galleys and overhead luggage compartments. 

Cleaning Aircraft Carpets

orapi boeing d6 bss aircraft carpet cleaning

Aircraft cockpit cleaning involves vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the aircraft instruments and display screens. All components of the aircraft cockpit must be cleaned with attention to detail and care to avoid damaging the expensive parts. We recommend using only clean, soft, lint-free cloths, dust brushes and antistatic fluids on aircraft instruments and displays. 

We recommend using the SUNSHINE General Purpose Cleaner (see above) to maintain perfect cleanliness in the cockpit. It is an excellent general cleaner for interior surfaces that can effectively remove grease, fingerprints, stains etc., and bring the cockpit back to life. Its non-slip finish also makes it perfect for use in an area like the cockpit, where the precision of control is vitally important. 

Cabin Exterior Washing

Aircraft exterior cleaning, also known as aircraft exterior detailing service, involves restoring the original condition of the aircraft’s surface. The purpose of exterior cleaning is to remove spots, rust, exhaust streaks, dirt, and oil stains from the outer surface of the aircraft body, which helps to enhance the physical appearance of the aircraft and improves the lifespan of the aircraft’s exterior body, paintwork, and associated components.

ORAPI has been confirmed by Boeing-performed testing to meet Boeing Specification D6 (and specific model) compliance status for exterior and general use.

Opt for the GLASS ACT (see above) cleaner to clean the exterior of the aircraft (as well as the interior) as well as the cockpit window for an immaculate finish. For more product recommendations, see below: 

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Rev. L

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Economic Exterior Aircraft Cleaner

AVIOKLEEN I is a general purpose, high-quality water-based detergent formulated to remove soils from exterior surfaces of aircrafts. AVIOKLEEN I removes grease, oil, stains and marks from surfaces, leaving a streak-free finish. 

AVIOKLEEN I is a versatile formula designed for all exterior wash applications by brush, mop, low-pressure non-atomising spray and foam unit. 

 

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Rev.L

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Concentrated Exterior Aircraft Cleaner

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

 

Cleaning the Inhibitor Compound

The interior of the aircraft might be exposed to hazards of cross-contamination from germs and food, but the exterior of the aircraft is exposed to pollution, weather damage, and build-up of traffic films. All of these factors can corrode the exterior of the BOEING D6 aircraft. Additionally, the use of substandard products can do more harm than good to expensive apparatus. 

Therefore, to properly clean the inhibitor compound, we recommend using products effective at dissolving thick soils, such as grease, adhesives, and waxes. Products that can preserve the pristine appearance of the BOEING D6 aircrafts are a bonus.

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Rev. P

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Environmentally Friendly Cleaner

CITRIKLEEN X520 is a powerful biodegradable solvent cleaner formulated from naturally derived citrus oils. CITRIKLEEN X520 replaces chlorinated and petroleum-based solvents in most applications, thus offering a safer alternative for effective cleaning.

Component Overhaul

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The aircraft component overhaul includes several pieces that make up the exterior of the aircraft and are crucial for the machinery to function properly. However, as we mentioned before, these components of the aircraft are more susceptible to soiling from the environment, which, when neglected, may result in long-term damages. The landing gear is one essential part of the aircraft, whose proper functioning is crucial to ensuring the safety of everyone on board.

We recommend using a cleaning product that adequately removes dust, oil, grease, and general soil from brake components and engine parts as well as leaves a residue-free finish.

Approved for use in: 

Boeing D6-17487 Rev. P

ORAPI RECOMMENDS: 

Fast Drying Solvent

AVIOSOLV II is a sophisticated blend of hydrocarbon solvents and cleaning agents formulated for effectively cleaning and degreasing aircraft metal components. 

AVIOSOLV II is recommended for removing brake dust, oil, grease and general soil from brake components and engine parts.

Conclusion

The BOEING D6 and BSS cleaning involve the cleaning of its different components, which may make it seem complicated, but with the right products and cleaning methods at disposal, it becomes slightly easier to figure out. And we take the liberty to reiterate that using unapproved products on the BOEING D6 and BSS aircrafts can damage the components and lead to huge losses. Therefore, to prevent suffering from such consequences, stick to the list of effective and approved ORAPI products recommended in this article, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

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