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Qatar Airways introduces Honeywell’s ultraviolet cabin disinfection tech

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 April, 2021 12:00 AM
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Qatar Airways becomes the first global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System version 2.0 for further advancing its hygiene measures on board.

The Honeywell UV Cabin System owned and operated by Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) has been introduced to add flexibility, improve reliability, reduce disinfection time, said a press release.

This version also includes a hand wand that disinfects areas like the cockpit and other smaller spaces and is non-motorised leading to less battery consumption.

In clinical tests, UV light has been shown to be capable of inactivating various viruses and bacteria when properly applied.

After receiving 17 units of the latest version of the Honeywell UV Cabin System V2, the devices have all undergone comprehensive testing on board Qatar Airways’ aircraft.

Qatar Airways’ aircraft will continue to be regularly disinfected using cleaning products recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the world health organization (WHO).

Qatar Airways’ aircraft also feature the most advanced air filtration systems, equipped with industrial-size HEPA filters that remove 99.97 percent of viral and bacterial contaminants from re-circulated air, providing the most effective protection against infection.