Air India Express deploys robotic technology to disinfect aircraft

8 Jan 2021 by Business Traveller India
UV Disinfection

Air India Express is deploying robotic technology to clean and disinfect its aircraft.

The low-cost subsidiary of national carrier, Air India has partnered with ground handling agency AISATS (Air India SATS Airport Services) for this facility.

A UV Robotic device fitted with UV Disinfection Lamping system was engaged by the carrier at Delhi airport, on January 7, 2021, to disinfect its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This technology is tested and approved by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories).

The device, fitted with collapsible arms, is specifically designed to disinfect aircraft seats, under-seat areas, inside overhead baggage compartment, aisle ceiling, window panels, cockpit instrumentation area, overhead switch panel, and interiors.

The UV-C light reaches areas that are difficult to access while performing in-cabin disinfection manually.

Air India Express plans to extend this technology for its aircraft operating from other airports across its network in India.

Air India Express tweeted:

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