Boeing Planes Will Have Self-Cleaning Toilets for Fastidious Fliers

Boeing Planes Will Have Self-Cleaning Toilets for Fastidious Fliers

Engineers at Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) are testing an airplane lavatory that cleans itself of microorganisms with ultraviolet light. Maybe they can fix that smelly hand soap while they’re in there. The UV light isn’t the kind that will give you a tan, so you’ll have to wait until your plane lands in Hawaii. Actually, the purifying lights won’t go on at all if someone is in the john.

We don’t know how the competition will respond to this tech development. Will the new Air France toilets have bidets? Peut-être.


“Airplane Poop and Public Health,” NotionsCapital


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Top image: a real Boeing promotional sticker, but it’s about the planes, not the bathrooms. Until now.

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