Coronavirus (COVID-19) Aircraft & Coach Decontamination Services

By Marketing Team
Posted in May 13, 2021

Ambipar Response was contracted by the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care to assist in the decontamination of the WAMOS aircraft used to evacuate around 200 British and foreign nationals from Wuhan on the UK’s chartered flight which arrived at RAF Brize Norton on Sunday 9th February 2020. This is further to recent decontamination services provided to Public Health England (PHE). Subsequently, Ambipar Response also decontaminated a number of coaches used during the transfer of the British Nationals to Milton Keynes.

Project Works:

Ambipar’s specialist decontamination team and in-house Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) worked closely with various stakeholders including the Department of Health and Social Care, the FCO, Public Health England (PHE), the NHS, the MOD and transport operators to remove Category B (UN 3291) Clinical Waste from the aircraft, which was packaged in lined clinical waste containers and disposed of via agreed and licenced routes. We also decontaminated 12 coaches using a 3-stage decontamination process on all hard surfaces and 2-stage process on all soft surfaces. A 6-hour post decontamination standing period was observed before handing the assets back to the operators.


As a Licenced Waste Carrier providing industry leading nationwide decontamination services and management of hazardous waste, our highly trained responders were able to support the UK Government’s response to the ongoing incident.