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No more waits IWG-UVL1 is finally here!


International Water-Guard (IWG) has been pioneering and perfecting ultraviolet (UV) disinfection on board aircraft for over 30 years — and with thousands of units flying today, protecting passengers globally, IWG is aviation’s water hygiene expert.

VVIP and business jets operate all over the world and are particularly vulnerable to contaminated water harboring harmful pathogens — such as E. coli, Legionella, Giardia, dysentery, norovirus, and rotavirus — potentially making passengers and crew ill. Contamination can occur from a poor-quality municipal supply uploaded to the aircraft, improperly handled/serviced equipment, or naturally occurring bacterial growth in water systems that are not disinfected as often as they should be.

UV water disinfection is commonly used in the world’s most advanced municipal waterworks and has gained widespread acceptance as a means to deal with water contamination in aviation — being offered by airliner OEMs as well as by many of the world’s most advanced business jets OEMs. IWG has a versatile range of UV disinfection solutions depending on aircraft size and water consumption and can assist customers to select the best products and installation methodology for their particular applications.


The IWG-UVL1 is the latest innovation in onboard water disinfection and utilizes state-of-the-art LEDs to generate the required UV light for killing pathogens. This allows for a compact, lightweight unit — the body of the UVL1 is just 6 inches (152 millimeters) long with a diameter of 2 inches (51 mm) and it tips the scales at only 1.8 pounds (0.8 kilogram) — 4.4 pounds (2 kg) lighter than IWG’s equivalent legacy units. The UVL1 is ideally suited for point-of-use, low-flow applications such as business jet lavatory faucets and galley spigots.

Intelligent control optimizes performance and energy usage and maximizes lamp life. “Fit and forget.”

With extensive DO-160 qualification, a comprehensive certification support package, and backed by IWG’s outstanding customer support, IWG UV disinfection units are installed certified on VVIP/head-of-state platforms including Boeing 787, 737, 777, and 747; Airbus A310, A320, and A330; as well as on Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, and Embraer business jet platforms.