Honeywell has announced the introduction of Germ Falcon, a new UV cabin system that can rid a plane of 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, the company said.
The battery powered device, invented by Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg and his company Dimer LLC, can kill germs in less than 10 minutes at a cost of less than USD 10 per single-aisle plane.
Honeywell has agreed to mass produce and market the device under the Honeywell UV Cabin System brand name, to emphasize what it is that the machine does. The device contain long light bulbs that emit ultra violet-C light that eradicates all germs on any surface, hard or upholstered, that those light rays touch.
Honeywell is a USD 40 billion-plus-a-year engineering conglomerate that makes a wide variety of advanced technologies and high performance materials for the aerospace and industrial buildings segments.