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United Airlines is now using high-tech robots to disinfect its planes during the pandemic

Posted On: Sep 18, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

United Airlines is now using high-tech robots to disinfect its planes during the pandemic

Summary List Placement The next time you fly the friendly skies, you may have a new high-tech pal to thank for your clean seat.
United Airlines unveiled a new tool in its fight against the novel coronavirus this week: a new antimicrobial spray applied to planes overnight by a robot.
The airline will begin using an EPA-certified antimicrobial coating to planes, called Zoono Microbe Shield, which forms "a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes." The new coating is in addition to electrostatic spraying and other cleaning processes United already has in place.
"As part of our layered approach to safety, antimicrobials are an effective complement to our hospital-grade HEPA air filtration system, mandatory mask policy for customers and daily electrostatic spraying," Toby Enqvist, United's chief customer officer, said in a statement.
The Zoono coating will be applied by a robot called NovaRover, the airline said.
NovaRover looks like a short box on wheels with a tall stalk on top. It's...

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