United implements UVC lighting to clean flight decks

United Airlines has announced it is using Ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting technology to clean and disinfect pilot flight decks on aircraft, the company said.

The airline is using handheld, AUVCo blades from the American Ultraviolet company to kill any viruses that may reside on sensitive switches and touch screen displays within the flight deck to provide pilots with a sanitary work environment.

United has tested a variety of uses for UVC lighting as a disinfectant and consulted with its United CleanPlus partners at the Cleveland Clinic to determine that the flight deck was the most effective use of the technology.

This latest enhancement of using UVC lighting technology is another way United is working with its partners at the Cleveland Clinic to guide its policies and procedures on safety and cleanliness.