In the future, Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and aircraft systems, will also market its touchless lavatory in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
Diehl Aviation and Airbus have decided to collaborate in offering touchless lavatory features for retrofits and upgrades in the future. As a result, Diehl will now also offer and market its touchless lavatory features through Airbus' sales channels. This collaboration will also achieve a significantly higher scope of sales for its latest touchless solutions. Airline customers can have their aircraft retrofitted with the complete lavatory and also with individual features. A special conversion kit enables quick installation in all lavatories on board all A320 Family and A330ceo aircraft models.
Touchless product family
Along with its touchless features for the lavatory, Diehl Aviation is in the development process of a complete product family with touchless functions that meet passengers' increased sense of hygiene and safety. All relevant functions from the waste flap and the water tap to the toilet lid and the toilet flush can now be operated touchless and completely seamlessly in the lavatory. Diehl Aviation is in the process of developing other touchless functions to supplement the touchless portfolio. The Multi Motor Control Unit (MMCU) especially developed by Diehl Aviation usually controls the functions from a central location. It can be very easily installed with minor modifications in lavatories already in use.
Complete in-house development
"We are very proud to now further strengthen our long-standing trustful cooperation with Airbus also in sales. Jointly with Airbus, we can establish our retrofit solutions for the touchless lavatory even faster and with a broader scope in the market," says Harald Mehring, Chief Customer Officer of Diehl Aviation. Today, Diehl Aviation is one of the world's first suppliers where customers can purchase the complete touchless lavatory package with its various functions. Diehl Aviation is already technically capable of installing all touchless lavatory features cost-effectively into all A320 Family and A330ceo aircraft models during a night stop. Additional advantages for customers are the low weight of the complete kit, low purchase costs, and the same part number for a wide range of Airbus aircraft types – this keeps costs and inventory low.
From June 14-16, 2022, Diehl Aviation will present the touchless lavatory at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg at its booth 7D20 in Hall B7.