Healthier spaces. Healthier people.
The aviation industry is no stranger to illness outbreaks, so they are familiar with the measures needed to keep employees and customers safe. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a decrease in passengers which has hurt the aviation industry. The industry does not have many options when it comes to cutting costs because they cannot close the airport or divert runways easily.
Keeping Employees and customers safe
Like many other airlines, United is taking precautions by disinfecting the entire plane, especially high tough points like, lavatories, galleys, tray tables, window shades and arm rests. If a customer or employee starts showing symptoms, the plane they were on is taken out of commission until it can be fully disinfected. Facial coverings are now required to ensure that the cleaning protocols are as effective as possible, these protocols include the use of electrostatics and other EPA-approved disinfectants. New boarding procedures require passengers to board from back to front to limit people passing by each other in close proximity.
Other precautions in the industry include, no self-service kiosks and encouraging passengers to use smartphones for boarding passes and checking in to minimize contact. Passengers on planes are also given “all-in-one” snack bags that include sanitizer wipes, bottled water and snacks. 50% of all standard middle seats are blocked to allow for distancing among passengers.
Preventing the spread of germs
All airlines are thoroughly disinfected every night and after every flight. With close to 1.7 million passengers on planes daily, disinfecting is crucial to preventing the spread of germs.
The dirtiest parts of airplanes are; seat back pockets, headrests and bathrooms. In airplane bathrooms alone there are 265 bacteria colony forming units (CFU). There are 285 CFU in the air vents and 2155 CFU per square inch in the seatback trays. Headrests have the highest aerobic count of any touch point on airplanes.
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