Boeing Launches ‘Confident Travel Initiative’ to Get People Back on Planes

‘Air Travel is Coming Back’ Says Planemaker

By Kurt Stolz on 14 May 2020
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Boeing announced the creation of a team, dubbed the Confident Travel Initiative, to help develop new solutions and gain industry backing to help people feel comfortable getting back onto airplanes amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The Chicago-based company named Mike Delaney, who is its vice president for digital transformation, to head the team.  The group will “work to develop new solutions to help minimize air travel health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic and drive awareness of health safeguards already in place,” the company said in a statement.

“”We’re working with partners to enhance aircraft cleanliness procedures and identify other areas to further reduce the risk of airborne illness transmission,” Delaney said.

Delaney’s group will start with current industry approaches to the pandemic including enhanced cleaning, face coverings, and temperature checks, and will also tout the aircraft manufacturer’s high-efficiency particulate air – or HEPA – filters, which it says are “99.9+% effective at removing particulates such as viruses, bacteria and fungi before air is recirculated back to the cabin.”

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