United Enhances Safety with Antimicrobial Spray
United Airlines is taking safety measures to another level with the addition of Zoono Microbe Shield to its already rigorous safety and cleaning procedures.
Zoono Microbe Shield is an EPA registered antimicrobial coating that forms a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes.
United is currently applying the coating each week on more than 30 aircraft to seats, tray tables, armrests, overhead bins, lavatories and crew stations and expects to add this latest measure to its entire mainline and express fleet before the end of the year.
The antimicrobial coating, created by Zoono Group Limited, a New Zealand Company and distributed in the USA by MicroSonic Solutions, will serve as an added layer of protection that complements the airline's existing daily electrostatic spraying regimen before departing flights.
The Zoono Microbe Shield works by bonding to surfaces and creating a protective layer that resembles microscopic pins once dry which rupture cell walls and membranes when microbes come in contact with them.
The chemical applied by the Zoono Microbe Shield is classified by the EPA as Category IV, which is the lowest level of toxicity.
During an aircraft's deep cleanings, United will use the NovaRover which is designed to apply a super fine mist of the antimicrobial that coats all surfaces in a 12-foot radius with a single spray.
United will apply the antimicrobial to aircraft overnight every seven days using electrostatic sprayers to refresh and fortify the protective layer, while continuing to electrostatic spray disinfectant to the aircraft cabin before almost every departure.