Dnata to boost cabin cleaning services with cutting-edge UV technology


Dnata is taking the aircraft cleaning to a new level by using ultraviolent technology for cabin cleaning.

The company conducted a proof of concept in collaboration with Uveya, a Swiss-based technology company.

The new cabin cleaning service was trialled onboard the aircraft of the Swiss regional carrier, Helvetic Airways.

An autonomous sterilisation robot was used to emit concentrated UV-C light across the cabin while ensuring the safety of passengers and crew. 

The technology kills 99 per cent of pathogens, including coronavirus, in the air and on all surfaces within a few minutes.

Lukas Gyger, Chief Operating Officer of dnata Switzerland, said: "We are delighted to join forces with Uveya to offer airline partners another innovative, safe and reliable solution. Our enhanced cabin cleaning services will deliver enhanced safety and efficiency, helping our customers restore confidence in air travel. We continue to invest in the latest technologies to provide service excellence to our customers and their passengers across our global operations."


More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.

  • Off Script with Chris, Robbie & Sonal

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.


On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.


    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!