StandardAero’s 350,000-sq-ft San Antonio facility has been awarded the 2014 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Water Conservation. The company eliminated constant-overflow rinse tanks and implemented rinse baths analysis before replenishment and installation of new equipment that allows the reuse of industrial treated water through microfiltration, carbon filtration, reverse osmosis and evaporation. The net result enables the recycling and reuse of 84 percent of the water, representing millions of gallons per year.
International Water Guard (IWG) of Burnaby, British Columbia, has received approval from Brazilian aviation authorities for installation of its IWG-A4 potable water treatment unit on Embraer’s Legacy 600 and Legacy 650.
Approval from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil represents the initial introduction of the IWG ultraviolet treatment system into the Brazilian OEM’s business jet fleet. It is available on new aircraft and as an after-market item on the existing 600/650 fleet. The first installation was done by IWG’s Brazilian partner, Avionics Services of São Paulo.
When Gulfstream’s G650 rolled out on September 29, it was with the first of International Water-Guard’s new IWG-A6 water treatment units installed. The system will be standard on all production G650s and is IWG’s newest and most advanced product, “protecting passengers and crew from waterborne contaminants.”
Canada’s International Water-Guard Industries has received JAA approval as a JAR 145-accepted facility for maintenance of IWG aircraft components. The Burnaby, British Columbia-based company has already received similar recognition from Transport Canada and the FAA. IWG’s water-treatment systems for business jets include advanced filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, reverse osmosis and deionization.
International Water-Guard, a specialist in aircraft water treatment and water systems, has signed an agreement with UK-based Reheat International of Alton, Hampshire, for distribution and maintenance of its water-treatment products for European business aviation. “Business aviation is on a growth curve and we wanted to ensure maximum penetration of one of its largest regions,” said David Fox, president and CEO of International Water-Guard.
The end product may not be Perrier, but it’s just as tasty and just as clean. It’s what comes out of the business end of International Water Guard’s (IWG) ultraviolet water treatment units, and the Burnaby, B.C. company has just shipped its 1,000th unit.