LION Air and Batik Air members of Lion Air Group conveyed information relating to the improvement of sterilization and cleaning procedures for jet-type aircraft Airbus 320-200, Airbus 320-200NEO, Airbus 330-300 and Airbus 330-900NEO. In conducting flights, Lion Air Group continues to prioritize operations that meet the safety, security aspects including the alert period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lion Air Group runs the level of aircraft cleanliness by regularly increasing Lion Air Group aircraft cleaning activities using the Aircraft Exterior and Interior Cleaning (AEIC) method which is carried out at the Batam Aero Technic (BAT) aircraft maintenance center member of Lion Air Group and in various bases the airport (base station) where the Lion Air Group aircraft are located.

The cleanliness work in a structured manner includes the flight deck; kitchen (galley); lavatories, including doors, door handles, sinks and bins; place mat and its handle; entertainment facilities (in-flight entertainment) including remote control; luggage storage bin handle; overhead lighting, air ventilation and call buttons; back of chair; seat covers; seat belts; seat headrests (seat headrests); carpet flooring; window and window coverings; other passenger facilities; cargo compartment and others.

Lion Air Group provided information that the Airbus jets operated were in the modern generation category which had a cabin and particle air filtering system that was strong, which was equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter.

Good air in and out air circulation will result in more efficient cabin air distribution. HEPA filter is a system that helps maintain the level of cleanliness of the air in the cabin. The device is mounted and works using a number of filtration methods which filter out more than 99.9% of particle types in various sizes, including viruses and bacteria

In keeping the air in the cabin clean and fresh, air is updated completely every 2-3 minutes. Through HEPA filters that flow patterns limit the occurrence of air mixing in the cabin, namely the flow of air from top to bottom which can reduce the spread of viruses/bacteria. For air from the toilet and kitchen directly flowed to the outside of the plane

The installed technology and various preventive measures from Lion Air Group will provide optimism that air travel is slowly starting to return. With hope, passengers can restart their journey confidently or without hesitation (resume their journeys with confidence), because there is a coordinated system designed to help keep safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. [sources/photo special]