Air India Express introduces robotic technology to disinfect aircrafts
For the first time ever in India, Air India Express has introduced robotic technology to clean and disinfect its aircraft at the Delhi airport and plans to extend this technology across its other bases in the country. Air India Express is Air India’s wholly-owned subsidiary.
The carrier has tied up with ground handling agency AISATS to launch this technology. It uses a UV robotic device fitted with a UV Disinfection Lamping system. According to AI Express, UV-C disinfection has been identified as one of the best ways to disinfect any surface from germs, bacteria, and viruses. The technology has been tested and approved by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration) and was used to clean its Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Delhi airport on January 7.
This made AI Express the very first airline to introduce such kind of disinfecting process.
The company also said the robotic device’s collapsible arms will give it easy access to clean under aircraft seats, inside overhead baggage compartment, aisle ceiling, window panels, cockpit instrumentation area, etc. The technology will soon be expanded to aircraft at other airports as well.