Attention Germaphobes: Self-Cleaning Airplane Bathrooms Are Happening!


Boeing is putting a stop to stinky bathrooms, and it’ll clean up after us!

The technology uses ultraviolet light to self-clean all surface areas of the lavatory, from the toilet seat, the countertop to the sink. To maximize its performance, the UV light needs to point to every surface area in danger of contamination. If the system works well, the UV light would be set on when bathrooms are vacant, and it should destroy 99.99% of germs.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Director of Environmental Performance, Jeanne Yu, said:

We’re trying to alleviate the anxiety we all face when using a restroom that gets a workout during a flight…This sanitizing even helps eliminate odors.

Boeing self cleaning bathroom

Boeing is already using high-tech components now, including: hands-free soap dispenser and faucet. It’s also presently looking at hands-free floor vacuum and door latch.

The technology is still being tested before Boeing fully commits to placing it in its newer aircrafts. But when it’s ready, the lavatory experience on longer flights will be a huge improvement.

Germaphobes, this is!


What do you think of Boeing’s new technology in its lavatories? Let us know in the comments.


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