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Airlines increasingly are suffering flight delays and potential diversions due to cabin odor issues and fume events. These delays cost airlines money, inconvenience their customers and tarnish their image. BASF’s UpCore offering provides a cost-effective and sustainable technology upgrade for airlines to mitigate these issues: with our UpCore Service, we replace your current ozone-only catalyst core with our Airbus approved ozone-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) catalyst core. UpCore is based on a standard procedure that BASF has been performing for numerous years.

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The BASF MRO Service process, Upcore™, upgrades an existing BASF ozone converter, P/N 20499006, to a BASF ozone-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) converter, P/N 44018005, by replacement of its existing OEM ozone catalyst core with a BASF OEM factory-new ozone-VOC catalyst core.

Taking cabin air to the next level

Upgrade your ozone-only converter to an ozone-VOC converter for a cleaner and healthier cabin air.

Value to airlines, passengers and flight crew:

Airlines reduce the risks of flight delays due to cabin odor issues and fume events in a cost-effective and easy-to-implement way and save costs of odor events from $10,000 to $150,000, guarantee passengers and crew a pleasant experience and strengthen their image.

Passengers and flight crew enjoy their stay in the airplane! Without unpleasant smells like petroleum or dirty socks, they will have a positive experience on-board, leave the plane more relaxed and spread the word to strengthen the airline’s positive image.

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Your benefits with UpCore:

  • Ozone-VOC converters mitigate odor causing hydrocarbons while retaining the necessary compliant ozone conversion function of standard Ozone-only converters.
  • Improve aircraft operational reliability and passenger/flight crew comfort by mitigating odors entering the cabin.
  • Seamless, cost-effective and sustainable upgrade from ozone-only converter to Airbus-approved ozone-VOC catalyst technology by reusing the existing housing.
  • Reset converter performance to OEM factory new state of an Ozone-VOC converter that utilizes the same OEM part number as a factory new part without the need of a STC or DER. OEM equipment will meet leasing company requirements.
  • Over 30 years in OEM MRO Service expertise that ensures confidence in converter performance.
  • Feel confident in the upgrade as BASF’s Ozone-VOC converter has been used on Airbus A320’s for over 18 years.

Ask the Expert

Read our Ask the Expert interview in Aviation Week, featuring our own William Hizny, Aerospace Application Engineer for BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions.


To learn more and implement the UpCore program on your Airbus A320 Fleet, please contact our BASF Authorized Distributor:

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