ISRAEL - Passenger Aircraft Sterilized by UV Light

Arno Froese

An innovative robotic system to rapidly sterilize passenger aircrafts using powerful UV light technology is being tested by leading Israeli aerospace and defense firm Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Widely used to purify water, Lod-headquartered IAI has adapted UV-C (short-wavelength ultraviolet) technology to successfully disinfect coronavirus facilities at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) and Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center.

The UV-C technology is based on electromagnetic radiation emitted with a wavelength of 254 nanometers—a frequency that kills all germs and viruses and is more effective than traditional chemical cleaning for cabin surfaces.

“The system can operate very quickly within an airplane, because the distance from the system to the wall and ceilings is much smaller than a hospital room,” said IAI aviation division project leader Avi, whose surname cannot be disclosed for security reasons.

The introduction of effective cabin sterilization technologies will be key to launching wide-scale operations in the decimated aviation industry, and to restore public confidence in plane travel.

Israel’s flagship airline, El Al said that it was in “advanced negotiations” with an Israeli bank and the Finance Ministry as it seeks a $345 million government-secured loan, which will reportedly require layoffs of 1,600 of the airline’s 6,500-strong staff., 26 April 2020

Arno's Commentary

Coronavirus made it possible for Israel to be first in producing an effective way to rapidly sterilize passenger aircraft. 

Incidentally, the Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center was formerly called the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, where several buildings and facilities were sponsored by the Action for Israel Fund of Midnight Call Ministries International.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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