Lufthansa Technik is offering two innovative products for private aircraft cabins: a steam generator for steam showers and an on-board oxygen generator. The steam generator, consisting of a steam outlet, a control panel and a refill port for the vaporizer fluid, is self-contained and does not have to be connected to the aircraft’s water system. Aroma oils can also be addedInstalling the steam shower is particularly challenging: overheating inside the steam generator must be impossible, and the shower enclosure must be so well sealed that no steam can escape.
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.
With a fresh supplemental type certificate in hand, Gore Design Completions delivered a completed ACJ340-500 for a head-of-state client in mid-April.
It was the second outfitted private jetliner delivered this year by the San Antonio-based facility. The company handed over a new BBJ3 in January.
Gore president Kathy Gore-Walters describes the big quad-jet as “one of the most beautiful aircraft interiors GDC has ever had the pleasure of building.”
Dassault has designed and installed a shower in the aft section of a Falcon 7X, a challenging job despite the large cabin of the business jet.
Dassault has designed and installed a shower in the aft cabin section of a Falcon 7X, a challenging job despite the large size of the business jet. For certification, the manufacturer’s engineers demonstrated that a water overflow would not affect critical equipment. In addition, designers had to find space for the water tank, heater and redundant pumps. This required the bulkhead to be moved forward, prompting the need for a new cabin layout. In the shower, the passenger can either stand or sit down and use a showerhead or the “rain sky” ceiling.
Jeff Bonner has roots in the aircraft MRO and completion/refurbishment businesses that go all the way back to Dee Howard Company of San Antonio, Texas, where Bonner was head of research and development.