The Boeing Company (BA) Announces a Licensing Agreement Far UV Technologies for Ultraviolet Wand Technology

​Boeing (NYSE: BA) recently declared that the company entered into a patent and technology license with Missouri-based Far UV Technologies to manufacture a far ultraviolet (222nm) wand designed to sanitize airplane flight decks and interiors.

Boeing designed and developed the technology as part of the company’s Confident Travel Initiative (CTI) to support customers and enhance the safety and well-being of passengers and crew members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Far UV Technologies will make and distribute the commercial wand, helping airlines and potentially others combat the corona virus pandemic. The technology could be available for airlines by the end of 2020.

Using the self-contained, light-weight apparatus, crews can pass far UV light over high-touch surfaces, sanitizing everywhere the light reaches. The far UV wand is particularly effective in compact spaces and sanitizes a flight deck in less than 15 minutes, using 222nm UV-C light. Research indicates 222-nanometer UVC inactivates pathogens effectively.

Boeing is now trading at around $172.85, with the gain of 5.22%. At the time of writing, BA market cap reached $93.08 billion, along with 566.40 million outstanding shares.   

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As a top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.

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