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MHI Aviation Group and Aero HygenX to distribute RAY UV-C Robot

RAY is a compact and light-weight autonomous robot which uses motion sensing technology and UV-C light to autonomously navigate interior spaces and disinfect surfaces without the use of other cleaning chemicals.

December 9, 2021  by CM Staff

OTTAWA— Aero HygenX, makers of the “RAY” line of UV-C light disinfecting technologies for aviation, and MHI RJ Aviation Group have signed an agreement for the marketing of Aero HygenX’s autonomous UV-C cabin disinfecting products. The signing of this agreement marks the beginning of a new cooperation between Aero HygenX and MHIRJ.

The company stated this will make faster, greener cabin disinfection readily available globally to operators of approximately 1300 CRJ Series aircraft.

According to a company statement, MHIRJ will support Aero HygenX in marketing the RAY line of chemical-free disinfection solutions under the new agreement.

The company has stated that the RAY line uses UV-C light technology proven by Aero HygenX to eliminate pathogens from cabin surfaces and air. It will be offered to CRJ operators as an alternative cabin disinfection method; moreover, MHIRJ will include information about the Aero HygenX’s technologies within its technical publications.

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“Aero HygenX is a dynamic start-up with global vision and advanced technology that’s designed to improve health and safety as our industry gets back on track. At MHIRJ, we applaud solutions that aim at keeping our operators and their passengers safe while offering clean green alternatives,” said Robert Duffield, Head of Aftermarket Customer and Product Support at MHIRJ in a statement.

Aero HygenX CEO, Arash Mahin said the company is thrilled to have been selected by MHIRJ as a cabin disinfection option for their valued CRJ operators.

“MHIRJ has a long-standing reputation for superior aftermarket care and service, and we are committed to enhance the daily operations of CRJ operators through the abilities of RAY. It’s especially rewarding to know that RAY products, which are manufactured in Ottawa, are now much more likely to be disinfecting a global fleet of Canadian-made aircraft,” said Mahin in a statement.