Air India Express Is 1st Indian Airline To Get Robot For Aircraft Sanitisation

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File photograph of a robot sanitising an Air India Express aircraft. Source: Air India Express

Air India Express has become India’s first airline to introduce robotic technology to disinfect and clean aircraft interiors.

Air India Express Ties-up with AISATS

A UV Robotic device fitted with UV Disinfection Lamping system was engaged by the Airline today at Delhi airport to disinfect its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. UV-C disinfection system is identified worldwide as one of the most effective forms of disinfection.

This technology is tested and approved by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration) laboratory for its efficiency to disinfect the surfaces from germs, bacteria and viruses.

Air India Express has tied up with ground handling agency AISATS to launch this technology in India as it is important that surfaces commonly touched by both passengers and crew are disinfected and kept clean.

The robotic 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 from viruses and bacteria.

The UV-C light reaches the areas which 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 in its network in the country.


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