NATA's Covid-19 Clean Standard Gains Traction

 - July 1, 2020, 10:56 AM
Several Million Air FBO locations are among the first service providers to adopt the NATA Safety 1st Clean program to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.


Following the roll-out of its new Safety 1st Clean standard in mid-June, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has already reached 50 companies that have self-certified their facilities in the Covid-19 mitigation program.

The standard consists of industry best practices compiled from guidance from government agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and offers a checklist of the measures needed to be implemented in the company’s cleaning and sanitizing regimens to protect the health of customers and staff. Upon completing the self-certification checklist and submitting the required documentation to NATA, FBOs are allowed to highlight their participation in the program by displaying the Safety 1st Clean logo.

“The NATA team is very pleased to see how quickly Safety 1st Clean is gaining traction across the industry and throughout the world, with locations in Canada, Singapore, and Australia among the first to adopt the standard,” said NATA senior v-p Ryan Waguespack. “We are confident that even more locations will realize the immense value in using Safety 1st Clean to confirm their own heightened standards in cleaning and disinfecting during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.”