Apollo named as UK supplier for Aviation Clean Air’s purification units


Apollo Air Services has been announced as the UK supplier of US-based Aviation Clean Air’s ionising airborne purification units. The new technology is proven to deactivate 99.4% of airborne virus including Covid-19.

UK VIP helicopter charter company, Apollo, can install the new system from start to finish – providing the equipment, gaining approval, and fitting the unit within the aircraft. Once it has been installed, Apollo can also test for elements. The Ionisation Purification System (IPS) operates through the aircraft’s existing environmental control system and can be fitted to any helicopter.

The technology means that the passengers and crew are not required to wear masks or gloves. The IPS uses positive and negative ions to immediately improve interior air quality, eliminate odours and kill pathogens in the air and on surfaces, wherever they live throughout the cabin and cockpit, making the air even purer and safer than in a medical environment, claims the company

According to Apollo, the air purification provides considerable added value to each aircraft, and means in both the short and long-term, clients and crew can feel safe and protected from the virus.

Steve Graham, director, Apollo Air Services, said: “We are delighted to be appointed the supplier of Aviation Clean Air’s ground-breaking technology within Europe and the UK. It has never been more important to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable flying by helicopter and this new technology is crucial in gaining back customer confidence.

“We have installed the units to our own fleet and are encouraging our fellow helicopter owners and operators to do the same to help protect their clients and crew. We can manage the installation from start to finish from our maintenance base in Blackpool [north west England], so there’s no need to worry about the fitting, testing and approval process.”