Whiting Systems Announces Successful FAA Evaluation for PURE® Hard Surface
April 5, 2021
Alexander, AR (March 26, 2021) – Whiting Systems, the leading manufacturer of automatic truck, bus and train wash systems announced the successful completion of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) evaluation of PURE patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial for use in (FAA) areas.
Following a vetting process which took several weeks, the FAA approved and announced that PURE Hard Surface was the only antimicrobial on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List N (antimicrobials approved for use against COVID-19) authorized to be used in FAA locations such as airports, control towers, radar centers and regional control centers.
The lead scientist on the evaluation committee for the FAA stated: “The Federal Aviation Administration is one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors, meaning their assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, or national public health or safety. The arrival of COVID-19 presented unique challenges to keeping FAA personnel and equipment safe and functional and planes moving safely through the skies. Balancing the regulatory frameworks of the EPA, the CDC and the FDA, combined with issues of materials compatibility (e.g., does it harm screen coatings?), was a major technical effort for which PURE Hard Surface was uniquely prepared. Rigorous chemical and physical testing identified only one product out of hundreds on the EPA List N that met all the FAA criteria (no harm to people or equipment, no warning labels or personal protective equipment required, no odors, 30-second contact time for human coronavirus, product volume available on demand, rated for Emerging Viral Pathogens, secure supply chain and ease of use. PURE Hard Surface met and exceeded all required criteria.”
Following the success of a FAA pilot testing program, the FAA is requiring its janitorial service providers for FAA locations to sanitize daily using PURE Hard Surface. To date, there are 85 FAA locations, including major airports, that are sanitized with Whiting’s PURE Hard Surface.
Whiting’s President Russ Whiting said, “We are proud to partner with PURE Hard Surface and provide this technology to the transportation industries. Whiting understands critical U.S. infrastructure and honored to have PURE meet the needs and requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s antimicrobial use. We look forward to also working closely with the FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act and our SmartWashout® to assist in safe food delivery and reducing downtime. The patented PURE Hard Surface the FAA committee approved of is the same we offer all our customers to effectively meet their antimicrobial needs, from schools, churches, resorts, and many more.”
About Whiting Systems, Inc.
Whiting Systems, Inc., founded in 1974, is a global leader in providing transportation disinfecting and washing systems service to the leading truck, train, bus, and commercial transit companies in the world. Whiting’s accounts include all major rental companies, airline industry, passenger rail, bus transit, and commercial carriers. WSI caters to a broad spectrum of clientele and all their needs including sanitation and occupant’s health and safety. With over 1000 locations in the Continental United States, South America, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Middle East and the United Kingdom, Whiting Systems, Inc. is the industry leader for transportation image and hygiene. Our objective is to help you make a greater profit with your fleet image program. We do this by providing the greatest long-term value relative to wash cost, wash quality and wash time.