At B/E Aerospace, Waste Makes Money

 - August 31, 2009, 6:13 AM

Three major aircraft manufacturers have selected the new B/E Aerospace lavatory vacuum waste system. The system has been picked by Bombardier for the Canadian OEM’s Learjet 85, by Dassault Aviation of France for its Falcon 7X and by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500. The total value of the contracts is more than $150 million.

The system features a durable, all-composite, easily removed bowl, a single control assembly (replacing a dual control mechanism), a vortex separator to minimize the number of inlets and outlets needed for the vacuum waste tank, and an improved tank sensor. According to B/E, the new system weighs 30 percent less than earlier systems and will be 20 percent more reliable.