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Autonomous UVC disinfecting robot enters service on Hydro-Québec Dash 8 aircraft — RAY robot, by Ottawa’s aero hygenx, can disinfect aircraft cabin, lavatory and crew areas in under five minutes

Design Engineering reports Hydro-Québec’s three Dash 8-300 and Dash 8-400 De Havilland Canada aircraft now incorporate a cabin disinfection procedure between flights utilizing an autonomous robot called RAY. Designed and manufactured by Ottawa-based aero hygenx inc., RAY uses powerful ultraviolet-C (UVC) light in place of chemical-based disinfection, to neutralize 90%+ of bacteria and viruses, including MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV1, SARS-CoV2 and Ebola, the company says. “Rapid, consistent, and chemical-free disinfection of air and surfaces is vital for employee and passenger safety in the fight against pandemics,” said aero hygenx CEO, Arash Mahin. “We are mindful of the industry’s economic challenges and…
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