“Because of the fact that the light is indirect, it poses no risk to the health of our students and instructors.”
The UV-C technology has been widely used in medical sanitation, sterile work environments and water purification stations. It has now found a new purpose as an air purifier and more and more airlines rely on the technology as a fast and efficient way of disinfecting aircraft between two flights. Skywings Flight Training is proud to be the first flight school in Belgium to rely on the technology and we are happy to share our insights and experience with other flight schools to further enhance flight training across the industry.
How does it work?
UV-C radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection and has been used extensively for more than 40 years. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including various coronaviruses) respond to UV-C disinfection. In laboratory testing, our UV-C light sources inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on a surface with an exposure time of 6 seconds. A clear indication that UV-C light can play a valuable part in your protection strategy.
More info on: http://downloads.engels.be/tfe/nl/tb7981006_TFE.pdf
Boeing 747 Pilot and Flight Instructor