Warren Buffet sold all his commercial airline stock, more than $4 Billion, in reaction to the
Coronavirus pandemic. He sold none of his NetJets stock, the private jet company he controls
You probably know that the commercial airline business is in serious financial trouble, and many airlines are seeking government assistance to avoid bankruptcy or worse. People are afraid to fly for fear of contracting the Coronavirus. There isn’t the same fear when flying private aviation. NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, JetSuite and most other private aviation aren’t affected. Of course, one reason is that there are fewer people with less close contact in private jets.
Another reason I believe, is a biostatic agent, ClearCabin Barrier powered by PreventX, being used by almost all private jets to treat their cabins’ interiors. This product is sprayed on all exposed surfaces inside the airplane and is effective for at least 90 days. It dries quickly in 15-30 minutes, and isn’t harmful to leather, cloth, vinyl, or any other surface. It’s like a “ceramic coating” that kills viruses on contact and protects surfaces from being re-infected after it’s applied. Because ClearCabin is not a disinfectant, the airplanes are treated first with a good disinfectant; the ClearCabin is then applied to keep the plane virus free for at least 90 days.
I’ve researched this product and found that it’s widely used in hospitals, cancer/bone marrow and transplant wings. Professional sports uses ClearCabin in their locker rooms including the Miami Heat, Washington Redskins, Orlando Magic, Detroit Lions, and Minnesota Vikings. This germ virus inhibitor is even applied to products like New Balance shoes, Dr. Scholl’s inserts, Burlington socks, Wilson sporting goods, and Brillo Scrubbing Pads.
I’m so impressed with this product that I recently purchased some from The Leather Institute in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. I called them when I got an email from the CEO of Wheels Up (private aviation fractional ownership), Kenny Dichter, announcing that all Wheels Up airplanes were treated with ClearCabin. If you’re interested in this product you can contact The Leather Institute and they can direct you to a location near you that sells the product and/or can treat the interior of your car.
My Toyota dealership has just begun to use ClearCabin. We will first disinfect our vehicles with a certified disinfectant like Clorox or Lysol and then treat them with ClearCabin Barrier. This protects the car’s interior for at least 90 days even if a cough or a sneeze should temporarily re-infect a surface.
Unfortunately, at this time, there’s no product anyone knows of that will guarantee against contracting the Coronavirus. But I believe this two-step process of disinfecting the interior of your car and following up immediately with the application of ClearCabin is the very safest you can make the interior of your vehicle.