Honeywell recently completed demonstrations of its UV cabin cleaning system at Shandong Airlines, the first time the aerospace solutions provider is doing so on a Chinese carrier’s fleet.

Honeywell states that its UV Cabin System can “treat an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes for just a few dollars per flight for mid-size to large airline fleets”. Footage from the company shows that the demonstration took place on one of Shandong’s Boeing 737-800s, registered B-5548. 

The cabin cleaning solution is about the size of an aircraft beverage cart and is fitted with UVC light-emitting arms that extend over the top of seats and “sweep” the cabin to treat aircraft surfaces. Honeywell states that the system is compatible with most aircraft types, including the C919 narrowbody from Chinese airframer Comac. 

Clinical studies compiled by Honeywell show that the UVC light is “capable of reducing various viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV” if properly applied.

Following the Shandong Airlines demonstration, Honeywell states that it will arrange for other showcases around China, including at the China International Import Expo, to be held in November in Shanghai.