ABC News reports that JetBlue is testing a technology by Honeywell to use UV light to extensively clean plane surfaces between flights.

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JetBlue is Testing Honeywell’s UV Light Cleaning System on Planes

The technology can clean a cabin in about 10 minutes, though it needs to be operated by highly trained people as the UVC lights can blind someone.

ABC News notes that it would allow a very consistent approach to cleaning the plane, including the overhead bins, seats, armrests, window shades – and basically every nook and cranny that the light can reach.

JetBlue is already doing enhanced cleaning of its planes and utilizes electrostatic spraying techniques overnight to really zap any bits of virus.

In this pilot program, in which JetBlue has acquired 8 of the Honeywell UVC units, they will be testing just how far the UVC light can reach. JetBlue clearly understands that in the current coronavirus environment, the health and safety aspect of the in-flight experience is paramount.

Watch the video above to see more details on how it works.


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