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American Airlines Trade Update

9th January 2021 - 9:30am

American Airlines Trade Update

American Airlines Trade Update


American is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) for its entire fleet of aircraft and Admirals Club lounges. GBAC STAR is a performance-based program based on American establishing effective cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention work practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics such as coronavirus (COVID-19).


GBAC STAR accreditation is only awarded after a thorough and detailed review by the microbial-pathogenic leaders who are a part of GBAC. Achieving GBAC STAR means that these experts have determined that American’s aircraft and lounges have a comprehensive plan to:


• Establish and maintain a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

• Ensure the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices are in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.

• Work with highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.


GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. GBAC members who reviewed American’s procedures and plans are international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery.


American’s Clean Commitment has multiple layers

GBAC STAR accreditation builds on American’s multifaceted Clean Commitment strategy to provide customers with peace of mind when traveling. American continuously upgrades its Clean Commitment with the latest scientific data and input from infectious disease experts. Learn more about our Clean Commitment at


We value your partnership and look forward to welcoming you on board when the time is right.

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