Honeywell´s (NYSE: HON) has announced its new UV Cabin System has been put into service by JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) as part of a pilot program, the company said.
This marks the first time a US airline has implemented the Honeywell technology. In clinical studies, ultraviolet light has been found to be capable of significantly reducing certain viruses and bacteria when properly applied at prescribed levels. The Honeywell UV Cabin System can traverse an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes, and JetBlue will be gauging the system´s place in its operation, while continuing other cleaning methods.
Honeywell has delivered eight of the devices to JetBlue, and the devices are now being put into service as part of JetBlue´s Safety from the Ground Up program at two of the airline´s focus cities, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. These two locations kicked off a 90-day pilot program for JetBlue to evaluate the Honeywell solution.
Honeywell delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally.
JetBlue Airways is New York´s Hometown Airline, and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries customers across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America.