Boeing Co. is planning to make its planes cleaner and more sanitized in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. They started the Boeing Confident Travel website which has explained its plan, according to Travel Weekly.
Boeing has introduced a three-step plan
Step 1: Prevent the virus from boarding the airplane. “Yes, the first step in safe air travel is just that simple. And you’re a vital part,” Boeing says on its website. “Your strategies for self-care — physical distancing, masking, washing your hands, avoiding travel if you are feeling unwell — are key to everyone’s well-being.”
Step 2: Keep the airplane virus-free. “With guidance from international health agencies, we and our airline partners created comprehensive approaches to cleaning and disinfecting the airplane cabin and flight deck,” the manufacturer wrote.
Step 3: Maintain a healthy cabin environment. “Our airplane’s proven air circulation systems filter out more than 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, exchange the air every two to three minutes, and create an airflow that limits the spread of airborne contaminants,” Boeing said.
This initiative will help the airline industry organize their cleaning and health safety protocols. Travel Weekly noted Boeing continues to work on a self-cleaning lavatory that uses UV light, as well as new cabin cleaning technologies. A UV wand used to get to hard-to-reach places and new antimicrobial coating products that are applied to seats and other aircraft surfaces have also been introduced.