My name is Kevin Iocovozzi. I’m an ex-Gulfstream employee who has been a Gulfstream consultant for the past 21 years. I oversee new aircraft deliveries and major refurbishments.
We recently installed the ACA ionization system on G550 5224 in conjunction with a $4.5 million refurbishment. The Principle is a heavy smoker and we wanted to alleviate the smoke smell in the cabin and permeation into the aircraft’s softwoods.
I can honestly say the device works as advertised! In my 20+ years of completing acceptance flights, I’ve never seen a customer smoke in the cabin! During our three hour test flight up to 3 engineers were smoking (as directed by the boss). In each case within 6 minutes of the cigarette being extinguished, there was no trace of smoke or smell. Pretty amazing.
I’m ordering three additional units this year for other customers. I feel it should be a standard installed device on all Gulfstreams to eliminate food odors and other aviation type odors.