How to Cook an Aircraft

Wendy Goodson | AFRL Inspire 2016

Published on Dec 15, 2016

When a passenger flies across the world infected with a deadly virus, how do you decontaminate the aircraft to ensure no one else catches it on the next flight? Transporting dangerous biological contaminants across the world on aircraft are a real threat to Air Force aircraft and ultimately to our Airmen’s health and ability to carry out successful missions. Dr. Wendy Goodson, biological scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, discusses her team’s breakthrough – the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System (JBADS) – which effectively “cooks” an aircraft, wiping out dangerous contaminants, including Zika, Ebola, and Anthrax.