Improve passenger safety through UV-sanitized, antimicrobial security trays
As the travel industry ramps up operations and passenger numbers begin to increase, frictionless sanitization solutions may be more important than ever to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria. Especially in high-touch areas within the checkpoint, the introduction of new technologies can reduce the risk for passengers and airport employees from spreading harmful viruses and bacteria.
Aligned with our mission of making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient, Leidos has developed a new ultraviolet light sanitization unit, which seamlessly integrates into existing automatic tray return systems to sanitize security trays between each use.
UV-C light, more commonly known as germicidal ultraviolet light, is used in many industries to offer a chemical free way to sanitize by eliminating pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can cause health problems. It works by damaging the microorganisms’ DNA thus prohibiting their growth and killing up to 99 percent of bacteria and viruses on security trays.
The ultraviolet light unit is concealed within the tray return system, eliminating any exposure of UV-C rays to both passengers and staff. It operates automatically therefore maintaining current checkpoint operations and passenger throughput.
In addition, Leidos has incorporated an award-winning antimicrobial technology into the manufacturing of our security trays. The trays have been tested in both U.S. and U.K. laboratories and have been proven to reduce the level of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus (staph), E. coli, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA and VRE, by more than 99 percent.
This antimicrobial technology provides 24-hour protection for the lifetime of the security trays. Unlike disinfectants that are effective for a limited time, the integrated antimicrobial technology works to continually minimize the presence of microbes and eliminate their ability to grow and reproduce.
Combining our UV-C light sanitization unit with Leidos’ antimicrobial security trays offers enhanced protection against the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.