Boeing’s new bathroom design uses ultraviolet light to clean the bathroom between uses. The company says the system will take three seconds to clean the toilet seat, sink and countertop in an unoccupied lavatory.
Boeing plans to use Far UV, which it says is different than the waves used in tanning beds and is not harmful to people.
The design also incorporates a hands-free faucet, soap dispenser, trash flap, toilet lid and seat and a hand dryer to decrease the number of surfaces passengers have to touch. Boeing says it is also working on a hands-free door latch.