Coronavirus: Clay Lacy creates health and safety standard


Clay Lacy Aviation has designed and implemented a health and safety standard for its FBOs and aircraft to protect customers from Covid-19.

The CleanCheck standard has been developed to eliminate the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases by evaluating, cross-referencing and implementing new technologies and the best practices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aircraft manufacturers and other industries.

“Health and safety is always our first priority,” said Brian Kirkdoffer, president and CEO, Clay Lacy Aviation. “We examined every department, facility and process and asked how we could thoughtfully change to provide the absolute safest service and environment for our clients, guests and employees during Covid-19 and beyond.”

The CleanCheck standard incorporates the use of bipolar ionization technology and antimicrobial barrier application, in addition to EPA-registered and aviation-approved products to deliver a clean, safe and healthy environment for guests and employees.

Aircraft are cleaned and disinfected after each flight, and facilities are receiving increased cleaning frequency to meet the standard.

Bipolar ionization machines produce no ozone, while killing surface and airborne pathogens, sterilizing bacteria and mold, removing pet and cooking odors, reducing static electricity and neutralizing common industrial gasses. The ClearCabin antimicrobial barrier being applied as part of the standard is an odorless, colorless product  which provides 90 days of protection from bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae from attaching to surfaces.

Each touch point in a facility and aircraft has been reevaluated, and processes put into place to protect  guests and employees. Measures include pre-flight health and travel declarations, temperature screening, luggage handling and personal protective equipment for our crew members.

Clay Lacy is also coordinating and auditing partners for catering, ground transportation and crew accommodations. The company said it has analyzed every aspect of its operations and incorporated new protocols that meet or exceed best practices while providing an exceptional aviation experience.

Clay Lacy Aviation has aircraft operations and regional offices across the USA, including a full-service FBO at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oxford, Connecticut.

More information about the CleanCheck Standard can be found here.

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