Image of RAY in Cabin of Dash 8-100 Aircraft (CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)

Lufthansa Technik is to become a non-exclusive distribution partner for Aero HygenX’s RAY product line.

Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Lufthansa Technik will act as a sales liaison to airlines, ground handling companies, MRO facilities or service shops looking to acquire the RAY line of autonomous UV-C disinfecting robots for aircraft.

Commenting on the partnership, Max Schramm, Sales Director Canada at Lufthansa Technik said: “At Lufthansa Technik we know that sustainable recovery and safety are paramount for the aviation industry. Our customers are demanding innovative solutions for cabin disinfection to protect their interiors, their passengers, their staff, and the environment. We are very excited to be able to offer safe, autonomous, UV-C disinfection technology to our extensive global network through this distribution agreement with Aero HygenX. The RAY product line meets our stringent quality standards, is environmentally friendly and offers superior defence against the spread of pathogens onboard.”

Aero HygenX CEO Arash Mahin added: “Lufthansa Technik is the global leader in aircraft of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services, so naturally this distribution agreement represents a major step forward for Aero HygenX. We are honoured to have our line of UV-C aircraft disinfection solutions made available to the aviation industry thorough an organisation with such a solid reputation for innovation and safety.”

RAY’s light weight, compact size and motion-sensing technology allow it to be transported easily and to navigate cramped spaces (such as aircraft cabins) without an operator present to guide it. RAY has the ability to disinfect a narrow body aircraft (such as a B737 or A320) in as little as seven minutes and can also be used to treat lavatories, flight deck, and crew rest areas so airlines can fully sanitise aircraft after every flight. Unlike competing disinfection robots, the RAY unit does not require a crew member to move it through the cabin. Furthermore, RAY can be optimised for various aircraft types and comes equipped with HygenX Stream, a customisable software that records and transmits usage data wirelessly to the cloud, providing valuable system health monitoring and status updates to the operator.

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