Boeing is working on an initiative aimed to re-convince the travelling public that flying is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boeing’s Confident Travel Initiative encompasses two-fold work. On the one hand, it is aimed to find new ways how air travel health risks could be minimized. On another hand, advertising ‒ or driving awareness to ‒ pre-existing health safeguards is also on the agenda.
“The Confident Travel Initiative team will work with airlines, global regulators, industry stakeholders, flying passengers, infectious disease experts and behavioral specialists to establish industry-recognized safety recommendations,” as outlined in the company’s statement. “The team is also advising operators on existing, approved disinfectants that are compatible with the airplane flight decks and cabins and testing other sanitizers.”
On May 14, 2020, the U.S. manufacturer named Mike Delaney, digital transformation vice president from its commercial aircraft division, as the head of the initiative. “Air travel is coming back,” said Delaney. “As that happens, we want passengers and crews to board Boeing airplanes without hesitation.”