ABE Will be First Airport in the World to Install LifeAire Systems
In the midst of designing a brand-new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 and ensuing pandemic posed the following question:
How does the Airport protect passengers, stakeholders, and employees from airborne pathogens today and in the future?
“There’s no disputing that our focus shifted almost immediately to finding a long-term solution for providing the safest travel environment through enhanced mitigation systems,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).
ABE will be the first airport in the world to install LifeAire Systems – an air purification system designed in the Lehigh Valley that reduces airborne pathogens by over 99% (including COVID-19) and achieved a 96% reduction in harmful surface pathogens in a recent healthcare study. LifeAire is a client of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
“After careful research, we discovered the best solution available was born right here in the Lehigh Valley. We’re excited and proud to have formed this partnership with LifeAire Systems that will help protect all of our travelers from across the region,” said Stoudt. More via LifeAire Systems, Lehigh Valley Live, and Lehigh Valley Business.