Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Dimer LLC have announced a partnership that will bring to airlines an ultraviolet cleaning (UVC) system to reduce certain viruses and bacteria on airplane cabin surfaces, the company said.
The Honeywell UV Cabin System can treat an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes for just a few dollars per flight for midsize to large airline fleets.
The Honeywell UV Cabin System has UVC light arms that extend over the top of seats and sweep the cabin to treat aircraft surfaces.
Honeywell said it is working on a range of solutions to help make passengers more comfortable about flying.
Dimer and Honeywell have entered into a worldwide, exclusive license as part of a strategic partnership for Honeywell to produce, advertise and sell portable UV technology devices for use within the aerospace industry. Honeywell is currently in discussions with multiple airlines and service providers for the UV Cabin System.
UVC has been used in hospitals, air and water filters, microbiology labs, and other applications. Most household lamps have between 500 and 700 nanometers (nm) of ultraviolet light. In comparison, UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 and 280 nm.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports.