NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) – Avelo Airlines is partnering with Aero HygenX to implement robots to disinfect its fleet to combat COVID-19.
Avelo announced Thursday that Tweed-New Haven Airport is among the first airports in the United States to use groundbreaking technology.
Aero HygenX is the pioneer in autonomous ultraviolet light disinfection technology for the transportation industry. Avelo is now using the robots as part of the daily disinfection of their Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The float disinfection routine takes place every evening after the end of each day’s flight operations.
The robot uses motion-sensing technology to navigate interior spaces and disinfect surfaces quickly and safely using UVC light.
“We are pleased to be at the forefront of helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses among the flying public. The safety and well-being of our customers and crew members is our top priority. Our partnership with Aero HygenX strengthens this commitment to use. “RAY is a safer, faster, more cost-effective and more sustainable solution than the conventional chemical-based manual disinfection process used by most other airlines,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy.