Pre commercialisation, VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions Ltd rebrands as ‘Cabin Air Sensor Solutions Ltd’ (CASS) and names its recently verified TBP detector ‘Canary’.

Mark Gilmore Operations Director said; ‘with airlines trials commencing in first quarter 2023 we felt the need to start brand building pre sales’, ‘the new company name completely describes what we do and leveraging the image of canaries saving coal miners lives up until the late 60’s led nicely to the detector name’.

In May of this year the World’s first volatile and semi-volatile organophosphate (nerve agent) detector had proof of efficacy verified by the National Physical Laboratory

VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions is also configuring the volatile organophosphate sensor to detect additional toxins. Failure of engine seals can cause jet lubrication oil to release toxic components of the oil into the aircraft cabin via the bleed-air cabin pressurizing and heating system, these are called ‘Fume Events’

“Use of the sensor on all flights globally will alert pilots and their cabin crew if and when poisonous compounds are present in the aircraft cabin air,” said the Commercial Director of Cabin Air Sensor Solutions Ltd, David Newman.

“Unquestionable evidence of a fume event, as well as low-level chronic leakage, taking place will empower airline staff to take immediate action to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the aircraft”. We are very proud of our teams work in building the world’s first volatile and semi-volatile organophosphate detector that immediately recognises neurotoxins (nerve agents).”

The team have worked with the NPL over the last five years to achieve independent validation of their proprietary technology. The sensor is now certified for its capabilities to selectively detect individual volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds such as Tributy1 Phosphate (TBP). Work is ongoing to add Tricresyl Phosphate (TCP) and Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) to its detection library.