May 21, 2024

dnata to boost cabin cleaning services with UV technology

dnata has partnered with Uveya, a Switzerland-based technology company, and successfully conducted a proof of concept and will take aircraft cleaning services to a new level by utilising ultraviolet (UV) technology to sanitise the cabin.

dnata’s enhanced cabin cleaning service was trialled onboard the aircraft of Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways.

Uveya’s cutting-edge solution uses UV-C rays to disinfect the interior of the aircraft, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew. During the cleaning process, an autonomous sterilisation robot emits concentrated UV-C light across the cabin. The device can effectively kill over 99% of bacteria and pathogens, such as coronavirus, in the air and on all surfaces in a few minutes, without using any chemicals.

Lukas Gyger, chief operating officer of dnata Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Uveya to offer airline partners another innovative, safe and reliable solution. Our enhanced cabin cleaning services will deliver enhanced safety and efficiency, helping our customers restore confidence in air travel. We continue to invest in the latest technologies to provide service excellence to our customers and their passengers across our global operations.”

dnata’s UV-C solution complements its existing aircraft cabin cleaning services which the company delivers for over 250 airline customers globally.