Azul S.A., announces today that it is implementing the Honeywell Ultraviolet Cabin System for its aircraft interiors. The Brazilian carrier is the first in Latin America to use the Honeywell technology. The system can traverse an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes and is a further enhancement to the already industry leading health safety protocols adopted by the airline.
“Safety has always been our highest concern and since the onset of the pandemic we have further prioritized the health and safety of our crewmembers and customers. The Honeywell UV solution further enhances our stringent safety protocols, which include enhanced cleaning, daily temperature checks of our crewmembers and required masks or facial coverings for all crewmembers and customers”, says John Rodgerson, president of Azul. “Our customers are always demanding more from the best airline in the world and that is what we intend to deliver,” concludes Rodgerson.
“As part of our effort to support our customers in this region, we are very pleased to have Azul as the pioneer airline to receive and begin using the UV Cabin System in Latin America,” said Mike Madsen, Honeywell Aerospace president and CEO. “We are increasing our production of the system and we remain focused on providing a range of solutions to help increase passenger comfort in air travel during these challenging times”.
The Honeywell UV Cabin System is roughly the size of an aircraft beverage cart and has UV-C light arms that extend over the top of seats and sweep the cabin to treat aircraft surfaces. Properly applied, UV-C lights can deliver doses that clinical studies have found to be capable of reducing various viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Results vary based on UV dosage and application.
Azul will receive four of the UV Cabin System devices, which will be put into use at airports around Brazil in September.