Alfa Travel deploys Aura Air after successful trial

Alfa Travel have just completed a case study using the Aura Air Filter, Disinfecting and Monitoring system, which it has now deployed across its fleet of 48 Mercedes-Benz Tourismos.

The trial lasted four weeks and provided quantitative information on Aura Air’s effectiveness in cleaning the air inside a coach carrying passengers. In particular, it looked at its ability to remove the fine aerosol droplets transmitted in passengers’ breath, known to carry the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The Aura Air air filtration system was installed in the centre of the coach, above the drinks area and connected to the coach wifi. Data for the case study was extracted from Aura Air’s Dashboard App that allows hundreds of coaches to be monitored in real-time, triggering alarms if critical conditions occur.

It was found that the Aura Air device on Alfa Travel’s coach handled large spikes in particulate matter (Pm) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) by bringing them down to a safe baseline in what is considered a timely manner.

Paul Bull, Operations Director at Alfa Travel, said: “It was really important to Alfa Travel to find a solution that would keep our customers and drivers safe. The Covid-19 pandemic brought our business to a grinding halt in March and it was important that we were positioned for a restart with a product that would efficiently deal with aerosol particles.

“After searching what was becoming a very confusing market in the summer with companies making lots of claims it as clear that the Aura Air filter was the only solution. Aura Air not only sucks away and destroys the virus but provides us with the ability to monitor particle levels.”

Last month, nearly 100 Aura Air units were sold to coach operators in the UK. Aura Air is keen to establish Aura Air as the “defacto Air Filter system” in the battle against Covid-19, where the virus is transmitted through aerosol droplets.

  • Aura Air is offering a 10% incentive for other coach operators to purchase one or two units for evaluation during the lockdown this month. Use the voucher code “BusandCoach10” on Aura Air’s website
  • The case study can be found here
  • For more on Aura Air, see this week’s edition of Bus and Coach Buyer (issue 1580, 6 November 2020)

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