Sanitized Passenger Seatbelts
AmSafe Sanitized Restraints Protect Passengers and Reduce Aircraft Turn Time. AmSafe has developed the worlds first sanitized aircraft seatbelt that demonstrates a 99.9% reduction in microbial/bacterial load.
In a recent study, 88% of travelers indicated that an airline’s effort and commitment to minimize the opportunity to be exposed to bacteria, viruses, microbes and pathogens is important and 65% of passengers indicated that they are concerned with being in contact with seats and seat belts, the two items that you can’t avoid. The ability of the airline to reduce turn-around times, labor and chemical cost associated with interior cleaning is also a high priority. The AmSafe Sanitized Restraint addresses both of these concerns.
Behind this breakthrough technology is embedded silver-ions that provide over two years of protection for passengers and boasts a 93% reduction in bacteria in the first 10 minutes of exposure. AmSafe has tested this new product at high usage cycles to verify its longevity, tolerance to cleaning with alcohol disinfectants and compliance to TSO C22G and TSO C114 requirements. The silver technology helps to deplete the viral membrane allowing the destruction of the microbe/bacteria rapidly and eliminating any growth or propagation of the specimen. The biocide is added during the dying process and internal to the webbing fibers, making its properties resistant to external wear and cleaning. It has been extensively tested to ensure the production process does not negatively affect the anti-viral properties of the seatbelt. AmSafe’s Sanitized Restraint buckles have also been treated with a permanent proprietary coating that has proven through laboratory tests to inhibit the collection and growth of microbes.
AmSafe’s sanitized restraint can be used as a drop-in replacement of your current seatbelt. The sanitized restraint utilizes the same base part number as your original seatbelt and depending on cosmetic options may only have the 4 digit color code changed. The seatbelt meets all the requirements of TSO C22G and TSO C114. Operators should check their seat component maintenance manual and consult with their certification department to ensure there are no issues with the seatbelt replacement.
Seatbelts are traditionally replaced due to wear of the webbing and cosmetic concerns. Although the anti-microbial properties of the seatbelt have been tested to show resistance to seatbelt wear over time, AmSafe is recommending a 2 year service life for the seatbelt to ensure it retains all of its anti-microbial properties.
Production AmSafe Sanitized Restraints are available to order NOW for both passenger and crew restraints. Any specified color can be produced. Depending on the color and difficulty of color matching, lead times will vary but can be available in as little as 6 weeks. As a standard offering, the belt will have the AmSafe Sanitized Restraint logo displayed on a label attached to the buckle end of the webbing. To help operators easily identify the recommended replacement date, the opposite side of the label may show the recommended replacement date. Custom label options and custom color logo buckles are also available.
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