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Honeywell develops safety packs for airline passengers, crewHoneywell develops safety packs for airline passengers, crew

New Honeywell Safety Packs with personal protective equipment are designed to help airline passengers and crew members feel more comfortable while flying.

Honeywell offers safety packs for airline passengers and crew members flying during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Image courtesy of Honeywell.

The resealable packs include a safety mask, latex-free gloves, and hand wipes. The passenger kit is designed for one-time use. The crew version can be one-time or longer use “with an option for a reusable version that has a mask with interchangeable filters, reusable safety glasses and hand wipes.”

Honeywell created the kits after informally surveying more than 700 frequent fliers to understand what kind of “health-related equipment passengers may be looking for while flying during and after the COVID-19 pandemic,” the company said.

Fifty-one percent of the respondents said that air quality was a top priority while 47 percent said “personal protection equipment such as masks” was most important.

“Passengers’ most-desired safety items during travel were masks, hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes,” Honeywell said.

Honeywell said the safety packs can be branded by the airlines, but that packs are also available “for use in office buildings, warehouses, retail stores, sports arenas, schools and other public spaces.”

In addition to the safety packs, Honeywell said that it is working on “new technology to detect elevated body temperature, monitor air quality in buildings and determine if people in large groups are social distancing properly” as well as products to “help airlines manage new protocols for cleaning, screening and social distancing.”

Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Cobb

AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Cobb has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
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