Aircraft Disinfection Procedures

A number of Service Centers and Aircraft Manufacturers (OEMs) have issued clear statements on the proper procedures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) using Aircraft Disinfection Procedures. In many cases such as with Gulfstream, they will not allow technicians to board the aircraft until satisfactory proof is provided that the aircraft has been properly disinfected.

In response to this general need, Advanced Detail has prepared a clear and comprehensive interior disinfection procedure with supporting completion documentation that meets OEM and CDC standards of care.

If your aircraft is scheduled for maintenance services, or has recently returned from potentially exposed areas, we recommend scheduling an Aircraft Disinfection Procedure of all Hard and Soft interior surfaces.

Basic Interior Cleaning

A Level 1 Treatment is a quick wipe down of the common surfaces of the aircraft.

In light of current COVID-19 current events, this service is not adequate enough to handle safety precautions of preventing spread of the virus.

This service includes:

Throughout Aircraft

  • Remove all trash
  • HEPA vacuuming all carpeted areas
  • Cross / Roll all Seat Belts
  • Wipe Down all Mirrors
  • Wipe down all Windows
  • Wipe down all Plexiglass
  • Wipe down all Tables
  • Wipe down all Leather, Wood and Metal Surfaces
  • Wipe down entry areas and steps
  • Wipe down all other areas / appliances
  • Clean and Disinfect all counters, sinks and toilets
  • Wipe down entry areas and steps
Thorough Cleaning with Disinfection of most aircraft surfaces

A Level 2 Treatment includes everything in Level 1 but goes deeper into cleaning and disinfecting most of the common surfaces of the aircraft that are exposed to high touch volumes. It is a significant step beyond a Basic Interior by preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses.

This is the minimum cleaning requirements recommended to thwart the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These surfaces include:

  • Disinfect Countertops
  • Disinfect Sink / Faucet
  • Disinfect Cabinet hardware and faces
  • Disinfect Drawer hardware and faces
  • Disinfect Cooking surfaces (Microwave / Oven)
  • Clean and Disinfect Ice Bin
  • Clean and Disinfect Cutting boards
  • Clean and Disinfect Trash Bins
  • Clean and Disinfect Countertops
  • Sink / Faucet
  • Cabinet hardware and faces
  • Drawer hardware and faces
  • Toilet
  • Trash Bin
Main Cabin
  • Clean and polish Cabinets
  • All Service ledges and Tables
  • Entertainment Center
  • Disinfect Phones / Headsets
  • Toilet
  • Trash Bin
  • Moisturize all leather
  • Clean and Disinfect Window surrounds
  • Clean and Disinfect Mirrors, Plexiglass and Windows
  • Entry areas: Clean and Disinfect Main door, Steps and baggage area
  • Clean and Disinfect Trash bins
  • Light dusting of flight deck
Advanced Detail employees are trained in the proper application techniques of all products used to disinfect the aircraft. Appropriate PPE will be used during all servicing.
Everything in Level 2, plus…

A Level 3 Treatment is one that includes everything in a Level 2, with more emphasis on the more complicated soft surfaces of the aircraft (Carpeting / Flight Deck).

The following areas will be addressed:

  • Steam Cleaning using high temperature
  • Hot water extraction system to remove moisture
  • High Temperature professional disinfection of carpets and soft surfaces
  • High CFM vacuuming system of all carpets to remove all moisture
Flight Deck
  • Instrument and control surfaces disinfection
  • Clean and Disinfect seats and seat belts
  • Clean and Disinfect all windows and sun visors
  • Clean and Disinfect headsets
  • Disinfect plastic binder exteriors
Ozone Treatment

In addition to the comprehensive carpeting and flight deck care, Advanced Detail can perform an Ozone treatment on your aircraft cabin interior.

Ozone is a dense blue-colored gas that is generator by our high-tech ozone generator and is a common disinfectant that kills single and multicellular organisms with low cell specialization, i.e. bacteria, viruses (including COVID-19) or mushrooms (fungi).

The process takes approximately 30 minutes, after is the final step in the disinfecting process. A benefit is that the treatment removes all odors so you can enjoy the fresh air and germ-free cabin.

To date it has not been scientifically confirmed that any micro-organisms are said to have become immune to the disinfectant effect of ozone

products and procedures


Only CDC and WHO approved techniques and products are used to care for fabrics throughout the aircraft. Depending on the specific materials in your aircraft, appropriate disinfectants will be used to treat Soft Surfaces (Carpets, fabrics, liners)

Multi-Surface Wipes

Both Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral wipes are used throughout the aircraft on Hard Surfaces (Countertops, Cabinets, Drawers, Kitchen, Lavatory) to treat high touch areas. Very meticulous attention is applied during the application process.

hospital grade

Advanced Detail has been disinfecting aircraft for over 20 years and has implemented hospital grade protocols and products that thwart high risk bacterial, viral and fungal areas of an aircraft.

flight deck

As an optional service, Advanced Detail is experienced in the proper techniques and care of flight decks. If your crew needs disinfection support of the control surfaces of your aircraft please consider this optional service.

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