Lufthansa Technik of Hamburg, Germany (Booth H614) is showcasing two innovative products for VIP cabins here at ABACE 2014 in Shanghai: an “Aircraft Steam Generator System” for steam showers; and the “On Board Oxygen Generation System” which delivers an unlimited supply of therapeutic oxygen.
The steam generator facilitates installation of steam showers in VIP aircraft. The self-contained unit, which has an empty weight of 18 kg, does not need to be connected to the aircraft’s existing water system. Essential oils can be added to aromatize the room.
The generation system provides oxygen continuously via a mask for up to two connections. The unit, developed from an off-the-shelf device made by Duerr Technik, weighs about 30 kg.
The steam shower and oxygen generation systems can be installed in any aircraft from midsize up during initial fitting or as a retrofit, thanks to their compact dimensions and low weight, according to Lufthansa Technik. Both systems are approved in accordance with RTCA DO-160G standards and EASA guidelines.
Pricing of the steam shower system can vary widely, as tubing is included in the cost, and the length needed depends on the size of the aircraft and the interior design. Lufthansa Technik declined to provide a minimum price.