JetBlue Tests UV Device for Disinfecting Planes

By Wire Service
Wire Service
Wire Service
July 29, 2020Updated: July 29, 2020

JetBlue is experimenting with the use of a high tech ultraviolet light system to keep its planes clear of COVID-19.

The system is designed by Honeywell to sterilize hospital rooms.

It rolls down the aisle aboard a plane like a snack cart.

Honeywell says the UV light system can clean the cabin of a plane in less than ten minutes.

The light is so powerful, the cabin has to be empty before it can be used.

Clinical studies have shown UV light can reduce various viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus.

If the 90 day test is successful, JetBlue says it will expand the program throughout its fleet.