Engineers at the airline manufacturer have created a prototype lavatory that can clean itself using UV light to disinfect surfaces.
The cleaning system, Boeing claims, can kill 99.99 percent of all germs in three seconds. It can also eliminate odors. The system is activated when the lavatory is unoccupied.
Boeing has recently filed for a patent for the technology, which will require further study before it is utilized in new airplanes.
The prototype also uses a list of touch-less features to keep things clean, including a toilet seat that lifts and closes itself to assure that the UV disinfecting process includes all surfaces.