(09 Apr 2021) As demand for COVID19 vaccine transportation increases around the world, Embraer has released technical information to assist customers on how its business jets can be optimized to transport such vaccines.
Currently, there are over 1,400 Embraer business jets in operation in more than 70 countries.
“Embraer is deeply engaged in the fight against COVID19, providing technical information to customers in many segments, always with the main goal of supporting and enhancing our customers’ operations,” said Sérgio Cunha, Vice President, Embraer Technical Services & Product Support. “This technical information will help customers to develop their procedures in order to carry a large amount of COVID19 vaccines.”
The documents released by Embraer include guidance for all Embraer business jets models: Phenom 100 and Phenom 100EV, Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, Legacy 600, Legacy 650 and Legacy 650E, and Lineage 1000 and the Lineage 1000E.
In December 2020, Embraer released technical guidance to assist commercial aircraft customers to properly define the transportation characteristics and payload requirements for the COVID19 vaccines.
More recently, Embraer released guidance to apply UV-C lights for cockpit sanitization, as well as disinfectants and coatings for the aircraft interiors.
Embraer has approved the use of MicroShield360 and Bacoban, long-lasting preventive coating systems that, when applied to aircraft cabin surfaces, continuously inhibits the growth of microorganisms, viruses and bacteria.
The company also has released a Service Bulletin that allows ERJ 145 operators to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which are standard on all versions of the Embraer E-Jets and E-Jets E2 families of commercial aircraft.
HEPA filters are extremely efficient, capturing 99.97% of airborne particles and other biological contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Such technology is also available on Embraer business jets, with HEPA filters made standard on all Praetor aircraft.