Whether or not you choose to utilize a professional aircraft cleaning company to detail your aircraft, its still a good idea to look aftewr your interior as much as possible by yourself. Even if it’s just a quick wipedown after each flight, every little bit adds up and makes a huge difference in the long run. With so many aircraft cleaning products to choose from we’ve narrowed down a list of 3 must-have aircraft cleaning products for your interior.
1. Aircraft Leather Cleaner & Conditioner: Aircraft leather takes a beating from UV rays when it’s sitting on a tie-down. It can be one of the most time consuming areas in aircraft interior detailing services. Especially if you live in a warm weather climate this is an area that you need to pay attention to. Aircraft leather can become faded and cracked very quickly when it dries out in the sun. It’s also expensive to refurbish, restore or replace aircraft leather because it’s often a fully custom job. Perrone makes great aviation leather cleaner and conditioner. FreshAir distributes this product through our online store and we’re proud to use it during our interior cleanings.
2. Plastic/Acrylic/Window polish: Although you wouldnt think it, the interior acrylic surfaces can get smudged and worn fairly quickly. If you fly with children they’ll be constantly touching the windows looking outside. If you travel with pets they can easily scratch the soft acrylic. We use and recommend a product called Novus for our acrylic polishing. Not only does it polish but also can help remove minor scratches and scrapes without needing a full restoration.
3. A small handheld vacuum: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Having clean carpets and area around the cockpit not only looks nice but also helps keep your aircraft safe. When the cabion is neat and organized you can keep track of flight plans, papers, and just generally feel more organized and in control when flying. Really any small wet/dry vac will do, just make sure its small enough to keep in the aircraft full time. If you’re constantly taking it out of the aircraft it wont be so easy to give the interior a once over with the vacuum after each flight.