Duncan Aviation is offering a custom cabinet to replace the forward lavatory in the Falcon 900 and 2000 to suit the way operators use the space. Some of those aircraft have two lavatories: one forward and one aft. Operators often do not use the forward lavatory for its intended purpose and transform the space into a makeshift storage compartment.
Aviation Fabricators is offering an STC on its aft toilet seat kit for the King Air 200 series. It allows for the seat to be occupied during takeoff and landing, adding cabin space while retaining a functioning lavatory. “This can be beneficial for special-mission aircraft that need more equipment or seating in the aircraft and still require a lavatory on board or for operators who prefer to move the toilet out of the cabin area for increased privacy,” says AvFab’s G.R. Lowe.
When it comes to toilet seats, “up” or “down” is usually the subject of discussion. EcoDomo has yet another choice: luxury in the form of leather coverings.
The idea of a “living wall” in a business jet cabin was something designer Edese Doret says he had been thinking about for about a year. After running the idea by a designated engineering representative (DER) and several engineers, he suggested it to a client, and he said, “and he loved it.” So New York-based Edese Doret Industrial Design was off and running. The end result is four Living Walls to be built into a privately owned Boeing 787-9–one wall each in the stateroom, the passageway, the lavatory and the lounge.
Starling Aerospace Interiors in the UK has already designed and built executive interiors, delivered in kit form, for installation in RJ70s being converted to private or business aviation use. Now the London-based center is undertaking a project to design, build and certify a stateroom and lavatory kit for installation in a Boeing 757.
The relatively new stone floor from List Components & Furniture of Austria appears to be gaining in popularity and independent completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours (Booth No. 3553) has just completed its first installation.
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.
There are some jobs only helicopters can do. One of them: transport a pair of environmentally friendly lavatories to the top of a Japanese mountain. The ladies’ and men’s rooms are part of a shelter atop 3,280-ft Mount Daisen, a popular hiking destination some 320 mi west of Tokyo.
The first Embraer Lineage 1000–the executive version of the Brazilian manufacturer’s E-190 regional airliner–has an appointment next month at a U.S. completion center to receive its VIP interior, cabin appointments and several fresh coats of paint.
A new self-contained lavatory water system developed by Fullerton, Calif.-based Adams Rite Aerospace has received FAA, JAA and Transport Canada approval for installation in the Bombardier Challenger 300. A similar system, now in development, is an optional item for the Challenger 300 galley. The new design, according to Adams Rite, eliminates the need for heavier, traditional bleed-air/compressor-powered designs.