UVeya Airplane Robot UV Light
Switzerland-based startup UVEya partnered with Dubai airport services company Dnata to develop a new robot that can disinfect an entire single-aisled plane in just 13-minutes. UVeya co-founder Jodoc Elmiger said the company has built three prototypes so far, with one having already being demonstrated inside a Helvetic jet at the Zurich Airport. Elmiger says the robots will cost around $15,900 USD each and could save airlines a considerable amount. Read more for a video and additional information.



This robot has the UV lights mounted on its frame, casting a soft-blue green blue glow as it travels down the center of the plane and emits concentrated UV-C light that kills 99% of bacteria and pathogens in the process. When finished, there is no chemical residue left anywhere, which means that passengers can board immediately without needing crew to finish the cleaning process.

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This is a proven technology, it’s been used for over 50 years in hospitals and laboratories, it’s very efficient. It doesn’t leave any trace or residue. We were looking for a sustainable, and also environmentally friendly solution, to cope with those requests,” said Jodoc Elmiger, UVeya co-founder.