Dimer UVC Innovations that is Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) certified company, had created a UV-C-emitting cleaning machine dubbed as GermFalcon for the airline industry in 2014 - but it’s only with the coronavirus that demand has really taken off.
The GermFalcon is a fast, affordable, convenient and effective way to eliminate germs from even the most hard-to-reach places on a plane Cleaning procedures and frequencies vary due to short turn times and the inefficiency of available cleaning products.
Disinfecting with chemical products requires several minutes of "wet time" to be effective — followed by a water rinse on food-serving and -prep surfaces. They may lack the power to kill a broad spectrum of germs that cause disease. Disinfecting chemicals are toxic and not environmentally friendly.
Antimicrobial paints, coatings and plastics are usually silver ion-based or feature disinfecting chemicals. They are not offered for fabrics or leather. Antimicrobials are effective when the surface is left undisturbed for 24 hours, at body temperature (98.6°F/ 37°C) and 90% humidity. These conditions do not apply on a commercial aircraft.
The GermFalcon sanitizes all surfaces without any toxic after-effects. Plus, it’s fast! It takes about a minute to sanitize a single seat using a chemical disinfectant. The GermFalcon can treat 54 seats in that same minute. In practical terms, it can take more than two hours to apply a multi-step chemical disinfectant to the surfaces of a narrow body jet. The GermFalcon can sanitize that same area in less than 10 minutes!
All of this amounts to a tremendous savings of time, labor and product costs — not to mention the potential health benefits to passengers and crew.
According to Company states this sanitizing kills %99 on B737 and A320 in 3 minutes and 93% of passengers would choose the airline that routinely disinfects over its competitor.