Proper Cleaning for your Aircraft Interior by Aero Design Aircraft Services

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03-13

The right tools, products and techniques make all the difference when caring for your aircraft’s interior. Follow these guidelines for worthwhile results.

“I need to mention before we get started that all aircraft interior material, whether cloth, vinyl or leather, is specially treated to be fire retardant to FAR specifications for the application to which it is being used,” explained Tom Trudeau, owner of Aero Design Aircraft Services.

“This treatment for the most part is an application of a water-based compound that is saturated into or sprayed on the material—or the material’s backing, in some cases. So it is of utmost importance that you NEVER saturate your upholstery with large amounts of water when cleaning as you could dilute the fire retardant to the point that it is ineffective in suppression of fire.” 

Now that you know this, let’s get started.

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